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Tracey Rolfe: My Self-Publishing Journey

Tracey Rolfe: My Self-Publishing Journey

A guest post by Tracey Rolfe When I wrote my first book what I knew and understood about the publishing world you could write on the back of a postage stamp. The following is a not very subtle breakdown of my frustrating experience:  (1) print and collate three chapters of[Read More...]

by October 24, 2014 Self Publishing
The Book Smuggler’s Radar

The Book Smuggler’s Radar

The Book Smuggler is one of our favorite book sites and one of their regular features is their weekly Smuggler’s Radar, solid reads to keep an eye out for. Here’s one of this week’s picks. Be sure to head over there for the full list as well as other reviews &[Read More...]

by October 12, 2014 Book Reviews
Great Books with Horrible Dating Advice

Great Books with Horrible Dating Advice

This is by Robert Bruce of 101 Books When I was single, I hated dating—which is probably why I didn’t do much of it. There are so many unspoken rules, and girls play games, and it’s enough to make you want to become a celibate monk. Okay, it’s not quite[Read More...]

by October 10, 2014 Classic
David Sedaris – Ask Me Anything

David Sedaris – Ask Me Anything

Earlier this week, American humorist and longtime NPR contributor David Sedaris joined social network site Reddit for one of its famous AMA (Ask Me Anything) Q&As. CanLit fans may recall that Margaret Atwood did one not too long ago. Sedaris, who is getting ready for a major speaking tour, showed[Read More...]

by October 9, 2014 Authors
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