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When Autographed Novels Put Bookstores in Danger

Book Passage is a quirky little bookstore situated in the Bay Area of California. Sure, it sells books, but it also does so much more. Every year the shop hosts over 700 author events. During these events, authors often sign books, and if any signed books remain after the crowds have thinned, Book Passage sells… Continue reading When Autographed Novels Put Bookstores in Danger

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Finding a New Purpose as a Bookstore: The Dominican Church in Maastricht

Though bookstores often take over old buildings, most shops don’t inhabit old churches. A bookstore in the Netherlands, however, is an exception to that rule. In 2007, Seleyx, a Dutch chain, hired architect firm Merkx+Girod to convert an old Dominican church in Maastricht, Netherlands into a bookshop. In order to maintain the architectural integrity of the… Continue reading Finding a New Purpose as a Bookstore: The Dominican Church in Maastricht

books · Publishing

Annual Publishing News Round-Up: 2016

As we come to the end of 2016, what big stories happened in the publishing industry over the last year? Quite a few interesting things occurred, so I’ve chosen to highlight the few that tickled my fancy. Bookstore Sales Rose – For the past several years, sales from bookstores have been rising. Other than a brief blip… Continue reading Annual Publishing News Round-Up: 2016

books · resources

Making Author Events Matter: 5 Steps to Success

Even in the best of circumstances, author events can be a challenge. For independent authors and for traditional authors who are putting in a lot of the footwork themselves, however, these events can be mind boggling. I want to share a few tips and tricks that can help to ensure that your author events are… Continue reading Making Author Events Matter: 5 Steps to Success