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Others will open soon, such as River Dog Book Company, a mobile bookstore in Wisconsin (owned by BrocheAroe Fabian, a moderator of PW’s BXsellers Facebook group) that will be roadworthy by spring 2019.
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So he went the self-publishing route, and "my e-book sales and subsequent income went up by a factor of 10."
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Bookstores will also receive special terms on Waldo book orders from Candlewick.
- Religion Books for Kids Are On the Rise
Recent growth in sales of children’s books has encouraged some publishers of religion and spirituality books to ramp up—or to create—children’s publishing programs.
- ReaderLink Revenue Hits $1.2 Billion
ReaderLink CEO Dennis Abboud told PW that as the distributor closes in on the end of fiscal 2019 on September 30, total revenue will be approximately $1.2 billion.
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The impact on Belt’s business after bookstores shut down has been mixed, she added.
- More Independent Booksellers Are Getting Into the Publishing Business
Worth or in a neighboring state in 2017, one or two more in 2018, and up to three more in 2019.
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“For the fifth year in a row, PW Star Watch has identified a new swath of innovators and motivators within the publishing and bookselling communities,” said Jim Milliot, editorial director of Publishers Weekly and PW Star Watch 2019 juror.Literary agents, editors, sales specialists, publicists
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Finally, online sales are becoming more robust.”Online sales at Bookshop Santa Cruz are up 30% for the year to date after the store redesigned its website earlier in 2019.
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Sales are stable.
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Two additional stores, at Loyola and Michigan State, are slated for 2019.
- Minneapolis Literary Presses Celebrate Successes
In response to “trying to keep up with our books doing so well,” Slager said, Milkweed’s staff has expanded from six full and part-time employees to 18, including the employees at Milkweed’s bookstore inside Open Book, the building complex on the edge of downtown Minneapolis that houses literar
- Heartland 2018: An Energized Gathering of 'Strange Capitalist Librarians'
There were 290 bookseller attendees at this year’s show, on par with attendance figures for the past three years: there were 210 booksellers from 70 MIBA bookstores and 80 booksellers from 44 GLIBA bookstores, with 22 bookstores sending representatives to the show for the first time.
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But ultimately, there are the hard facts that are often bitter ones for writers: sales figures.
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Exchanging best practices often takes center stage, with booksellers invited to share what changes they have made to their respective stores that have resulted in increased sales—or, perhaps, the opposite.