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Calling All Authors: Amazon Isn't the Worst Offender

Lisa Kirchner | Posted 07.08.2014 | Books
Lisa Kirchner

As a first-time author who's just written a book for a small publisher, I'm organizing my own book tour. I've been contacting bookstores to a variety of responses, from enthusiastic acceptance to blinding indifference. Nothing I wouldn't expect. Until I got the email from one particular book seller.

Dave Jamieson

Indie Bookstore Rehires Workers It Fired For Supporting The Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.05.2014 | Business

The owners of an independent bookstore in New York City have rehired four workers who were fired shortly after they voted in favor of union representa...

Dave Jamieson

Workers Vote Union, Get Immediately Fired

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business

On June 24, Bec Goodbourn and Kerry Henderson cast ballots in a union election held for the staff of Book Culture, the independent bookstore where the...

Bookstore Tour of Los Angeles

Michelle Chahine | Posted 05.28.2014 | Los Angeles
Michelle Chahine

At thisbookstore, It's the second floor that will amaze you.

Dracula, Dark Magic and the Truly Terrifying: Relationships

Wendy Webb | Posted 04.29.2014 | Books
Wendy Webb

One of the things I love best about going on a book tour when I have a new book that has hit the shelves is meeting readers, bookstore owners and book...

In 10 Years, Will Kids Even Know What Bookstores Are?

Steven Zacharius | Posted 05.03.2014 | Books
Steven Zacharius

Ten years from now will our children or grandchildren even know what a bookstore was? I live on Long Island, and we no longer have a major chain bookstore within ten miles of our home. I'm talking about Long Island, a highly populated are, not somewhere in the middle of nowhere.

Why I Love Libraries

Gina Barreca | Posted 03.28.2014 | Books
Gina Barreca

It's the weight of the book that calms me, the feel of the paper under my fingertips as I turn the page that grabs me. This pleasure is sharpened by understanding that what I love at this moment has only been loaned to me. I can possess it fully, but temporarily.

How to Save Local Bookstores In Two Easy Steps

Eytan Levy | Posted 03.11.2014 | Books
Eytan Levy

Amazon beats local bookstores on price, and beats them on digital sales completely. Most people think local bookstores don't stand a chance. Plenty have done well enough, but there's a way out of this mess anyway. We can fix bookstores so they survive for decades to come. In two easy steps.

Could Barnes & Noble's Struggles Be Good For Indie Bookstores?

| Posted 01.23.2014 | Books

By Danny O. Snow for IndieReader: Does art imitate life, or vice versa? Back in 1998, we all rooted for the charming little bookshop around the...

Staying Alive in a Digital World: A Talk With an Indie Bookstore Owner

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 02.08.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Fewer and fewer independent bookstores have survived the onslaught of online retailing. I thought it would be illuminating to talk with Annie Philbrick, co-owner of the Bank Square Bookstore.

Claire Fallon

8 Unexpected Places To Find Your Next Favorite Book

HuffingtonPost.com | Claire Fallon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books

We live in an age of soaring e-book sales. More and more readers are dumping their heavy hardcovers for a Kindle stocked with digital downloads. There...

Obama Visits Politics & Prose Bookstore

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics

For the third year in a row, President Barack Obama celebrated Small Business Saturday with his daughters by visiting a local bookstore. According ...

Presidents: They're Just Like Us!

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 11.26.2013 | DC

Presidents: they're just like us! In what may be one of our favorite Obama family traditions, President Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia have c...

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here -- What Will Be Your First Step?

Jane Carlin and Barb Macke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Jane Carlin and Barb Macke

As a poet and a bookseller, Beau recognized that Al-Mutanabbi Street would have been his home, and sought to raise awareness and to promote the role of the artist in social activism and the commonality between Al-Mutanabbi Street and any street that holds a bookstore, library, university, or arts organization.

Should You Do a Book Tour On Your Own Dime?

Holly Robinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

We writers quake in our slippers at the thought of actually having to get dressed and emerge from behind our laptop shields. Whether we're indie or tr...

The First Civil Rights Movement Began -- in a Bookstore

William Petrocelli | Posted 10.14.2013 | Books
William Petrocelli

2013 marks a pair of Civil Rights milestones. We celebrated both the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th a...

Deleting Tolstoy

Carl Pettit | Posted 12.08.2013 | Comedy
Carl Pettit

Tackling Tolstoy was an emotional, as well as a financial investment. Even if you couldn't wade through the hefty prose, that beautiful hardback edition would display prominently on your oak bookshelf, right next to your edition of Finnegans Wake, by James Joyce.

Planning an Exceptional Book Signing

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 12.01.2013 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

Despite the fact that bookstores are closing, authors still want signings and events. Now, more than ever, calendars fill up quickly for events and sp...

How to Market Your Book

Rana Florida | Posted 01.30.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

If you want your book to be bought and read by the widest possible audience, you have to start marketing it long before its publication date. Here are some simple tips on marketing that every author should take to heart.

Deloitte Picks Keane's Green Is Good For Summer Book Club

Brian F. Keane | Posted 11.15.2013 | Books
Brian F. Keane

The Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions has selected Brian F. Keane's Green Is Good: Save Money, Make Money, and Help Your Community Profit From Clea...

Why I'm Risking My New Book by Self-Publishing Even Though I'm a Bestselling Author

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 11.09.2013 | Media
Frank Schaeffer

  I'm self-publishing my new novel AND GOD SAID, "BILLY!" Where's my advance? What will I live on? The New York Times won't review a self-publis...

Dear Oprah

Allison Hill | Posted 09.06.2013 | Books
Allison Hill

I guess I miss the good ol' days. President Clinton was in office and was frequently photographed with a book in hand, or seen visiting a bookstore. You had your book club. But I still want to say thank you for everything you've done to support books and promote reading.

5 Steps to Perfecting the Author Reading

Henriette Lazaridis Power | Posted 10.21.2013 | Books
Henriette Lazaridis Power

To make the best of a reading, the argument goes, you must give yourself up to the awfulness of the audience-author relationship; you must make yourself a sacrificial lamb.

Zoë Triska

WATCH: Penguin's Book Truck IS SO AWESOME

HuffingtonPost.com | Zoë Triska | Posted 06.12.2013 | Books

As a book lover, I saw a lot of things I adored last week at Book Expo America. But even though I got to meet Grumpy Cat, the coolest thing at BEA thi...

In New York, The Real Vanity Publishers Converge

Michael Levin | Posted 08.05.2013 | Books
Michael Levin

The reality is that bookstores are disappearing. That book readers are finding other things to do with their time and money.