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  • Heartland Fall Forum 2014: A Celebration of Community

    This year's trade show was a celebration of books, community, and camaraderie for 310 Midwest Independent Booksellers Association booksellers and 98 Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association members.

  • Bookselling Roundup, Week Ending October 3, 2014

    This week marks a number of milestones: 40 years for Town House Books in Aurora, Ill.; 30 for Quail Ridge Books & Music in Asheville, N.C., and 10 for stores in Waynesboro, Pa., and Berkeley, Calif.

  • Heartland Fall Forum 2014: A Call to Action

    At Heartland Fall Forum, booksellers shared tips for making a successful store and discussed the need to call out politicians on what they do to actually help small business.

  • HC Offering Authors Direct Sales Option, Higher Royalty

    HarperCollins is ramping up its direct sales efforts by offering authors who sell direct the chance to earn a higher royalty rate in the process.

  • NEIBA 2014: Affirming the Value of Indies

    At Tuesday's opening panel of the New England Independent Booksellers Association fall conference, editors at houses big, and small, stressed how important independent bookstores are in the current market.

  • Random House Offers 2-Day Transit for the Holidays

    For the third year in a row, Random House (but not its Penguin side, because the warehouses aren't integrated yet) will provide express shipping, starting November 1.

  • PNBA Show Reflects New Indie Optimism

    The Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association met at the Hotel Murano September 26-28 in Tacoma, Wash., for the annual trade show.

  • Kepler’s Search for a Sustainable Bookstore

    It has been a little more than two years since Praveen Madan, co-owner of Booksmith, the San Francisco bookstore, took over as CEO of Menlo Park, Calif.’s Kepler’s Books and Magazines, in an effort to keep the iconic but struggling store from closing.

  • The Weekly Scorecard: Tracking Unit Print Sales for Week Ending September 21, 2014

    PW's weekly look at print book sales powered by Nielsen Bookscan.

  • E-books Still Outsold by Hardcover and Paperback

    E-book sales accounted for 23% of unit sales in the first six months of 2014, according to Nielsen Books & Consumer’s latest survey of the nation’s book-buying behavior.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: September 29, 2014

    Commentary and analysis on this week's PW Bestseller Lists.

  • Western Great Lakes: Midwestern Nice

    Great Lakes booksellers are a collegial group.

  • Bookselling Roundup for September 26

    This week marks the launch of a new literary festival in New Jersey and two new bookstores (King City Books in Mt. Vernon, Ill., and Vallejo Bookstore in Vallejo, Calif.).

  • New Indie Bookstore Coming to Chicago

    RoscoeBooks, a 1,419-square-foot full-service bookstore, will open its doors in Chicago’s north side in November.

  • French Embassy to Open NYC Bookstore

    On Saturday, Albertine bookstore and reading room, with books in English and French, will open its doors across the street from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

  • Authors United’s Next Move: DOJ

    Wednesday, bestselling thriller writer Douglas Preston, who oversees the group Authors United, confirmed that the organization intends to contact the Department of Justice requesting an antitrust inquiry into Amazon's tactics.

  • NAIBA 2014: The Discovery Show

    “Terrific” is a word that came up frequently when booksellers commented on the NAIBA conference held last weekend (Sept. 19-21) at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va.

  • NAIBA 2014: Taking on Amazon

    The keynote address, a conversation between Franklin Foer and Andrew Keen, looked at how the mega-retailer has changed the dynamics by turing "the citizen" into "the consumer," and trying to position booksellers as "dinosaurs."

  • SIBA 2014: Pietsch, Patterson Dance Around Amazon Dispute

    At a Saturday lunch at SIBA's regional fall show, HBG USA CEO Michael Pietsch and bestselling author James Patterson touched lightly on the ongoing negotiations with Amazon and both men thanked indie booksellers for their support.

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