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Amazon and POD

Brave New World, The Bookseller blog, runs a piece under the heading “Is Amazon Poised to Steal Print on Demand?” which is a fine question but not one addressed in the piece. 490 more words

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Candle Light Books

Took last year off to write a novel. I figured the longer I waited, the less likely I would ever write one. Been busy working on the third draft of… 250 more words


The End. Closing the Chapter on Bookstores

“A place ain’t a place without a bookstore.” – Gabrielle Zevin, The Storied Life of A.J Fikry

A classic of Toronto closed this past summer and like a bad friend, I let it shut down without saying goodbye. 

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I Left My Heart In Powells

This one time, about four years ago, I wrote a poem about second hand bookshops. It was only four lines long. I left it in a hotel somewhere. 601 more words

Is there a next chapter for the conventional book?

No one yet knows how the tale of the traditional book is going to end. All we know is that the digital revolution has led to the creation of electronic readers (such as the Kindle, Kobo and Nook) and that the practicalities of these gadgets potentially threaten the future of the conventional paperback. 985 more words


“I’m Your Number One Fan”

That line, and Stephen King’s Misery—which I wrote about last week—are apparently inseparable. In the hope of finding some more material I entered “writers’ number one fans” into a search engine, and guess what: the first four links that show up are for… 1,152 more words


8 Strategies to Help Educators Explain Lexile and Invest Stakeholders

What happens when there is a lack of or break down in communication between stakeholders about the tools used to assess
children’s reading? One bookseller shared her… 1,135 more words

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