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Read Before You Pay

When you are standing on the shore of an ocean of unfamiliar indie authors, how do you choose a book?

It is *really* difficult to know what you are getting when you buy an indie-published book. 651 more words


The Art of the Recommendation

Recommending books is like a dance; you give a little, they give a little, you try to figure out what it is they want and why. 169 more words


My First ...

Hi – it’s me again, Pauline Schol, with another guest post. I’ve now obtained my MA in the History of the Book and I’m still benefitting from the Guv’nor’s occasional (if erratic) tutelage. 1,223 more words



five hundred years of tradition
small bookseller stalls that shoulder
the Seine giving onto the reverence
of gothic ecclesiast Ile de la Cite
coexistent the sacred and secular… 127 more words


New Print Editions

One of the things that’s been happening behind the scenes this month is that I’ve been publishing the print editions of my books through Ingrams. They’re still available from Createspace and Amazon, but I’m told that other booksellers and libraries prefer to order from Ingrams. 119 more words


“Pioneer Girl” wins Midwest Independent Booksellers Association Award

Early in October, the South Dakota Historical Society Press’s 2015 conference season began with the honor of accepting the Midwest Booksellers Choice Award, Nonfiction, for… 370 more words


Amazon's First Brick-and-Mortar Bookshop

A week ago in Seattle, Amazon opened the doors to its first real life bookstore. It’s a curious move, considering the online giant’s founding goal was to offer more books for sale, and at lower prices, than any brick and mortar could possibly offer. 452 more words