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My $0.02 on Amazon/Hachette

My $0.02 on Amazon/Hachette

I am very late to getting up to speed on the Amazon/Hachette dispute. I apologize in advance to those for whom this post will elicit a giant Duh. Until a few months ago, I was a clueless civilian. Today, I still only have in stock approximately 100 titles and a handful of puzzles,[Read More...]

by August 15, 2014 Brick and Mortar Thoughts
All About Community

All About Community

This past week Dianne and I got to attend the Hachette-NAIBA Open House in Manhattan. Peggy wasn’t able to attend since she was on vacation that had been planned for quite some time. There were many other independent booksellers in attendance from the region and it was helpful to hear[Read More...]

by August 11, 2014 Miscellaneous, Publishing
An introduction

An introduction

Hello, Bookshop Blog readers! I am so pleased to share my journey towards opening a bookstore with you. Thanks to Bruce for having me! My name is Yooree Losordo, and I’m the owner of On the Dot Books in Dorchester, MA. Where exactly is my store? Let’s see…you can find me[Read More...]

by August 1, 2014 Miscellaneous, Opening a Bookstore
Meet 3 Seasoned Booksellers

Meet 3 Seasoned Booksellers

So who are these three women eager to bring a bookstore to Rockville Centre, which is on the South Shore of Long Island? Peggy, Dianne and Carol think it’s important to let their patrons know why they are the ones to bring Turn of the Corkscrew, Books & Wine to[Read More...]

by July 28, 2014 Miscellaneous
Alexandra Horowitz and Experiencing the Wonders Around Us?

Alexandra Horowitz and Experiencing the Wonders Around Us?

From Brain Pickings… For my book club collaboration with The Dish, Andrew Sullivan’s online oasis of intelligence and idealism, I had the pleasure of sitting down with cognitive scientist Alexandra Horowitz to discuss her immeasurably wonderful On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes — one of the best books of[Read More...]

by July 9, 2014 Books & Mags
My Twitter Strategy

My Twitter Strategy

A guest post by Jean Shorney When my son suggested that as a writer I should get myself ‘out there’ via the medium of Twitter, all I visualised was people either photographing partially eaten meals, or entertaining us with averaging innumerable cups of coffee per day. Twitter can be a[Read More...]

by July 4, 2014 Writer's Corner
Should I Start a Podcast?

Should I Start a Podcast?

From The Future of Ink As an online entrepreneur, you have a tremendous opportunity to leverage this platform to get your content, your brand and your marketing message out to a wider audience.  There are four primary reasons podcasting is making such a huge resurgence, but before I get to those, let’s take a quick[Read More...]

by June 9, 2014 Marketing Ideas
Should You Feel Embarrassed for Reading Kids Books?

Should You Feel Embarrassed for Reading Kids Books?

I’m not sure I agree with the premise of this article. I read YA from time to time. Perhaps the gist should be that you might feel embarrassed if YA is the Only lit you read. What do you think ?   As The Fault in Our Stars barrels into theaters this[Read More...]