- A Slow Year for Publishing Mergers and Acquisitions
Two other big deals were announced in 2019 but will not close until 2020.
- Coronavirus Concerns Prompt Cost Cuts
Among the booksellers using GoFundMe is 2019 PW Bookstore of the Year winner Literati Books in Ann Arbor, Mich.
- A Look Inside the 21st-Century Comics Shop
In addition, comics shops continue to debate the challenges and opportunities around the periodical comics format and, along with general trade bookstores, are embracing the chance to attract new audiences to their stores.2019 holiday sales, standout titlesPatrick Godfrey, owner, Velocity Comics
- New England Booksellers Receive Award at Spring Conference
The organization has targeted the 3-30% of individual title sales that are made prior to a book’s release as a source of growth for its bookstores.
- Comic Arts Brooklyn 2018 Returns to Pratt Campus
“I want to do more of that in the future.”Fowler is the owner of Desert Island, a Williamsburg-based indie comics bookstore, and founder of CAB.
- Religion Publishers See Growth in Children’s Books
“Once we become established, we expect to see an increase in sales through Amazon, libraries, and independent bookstores.”Tyndale Kids began ramping up its children's acquisitions last fall due to growing sales in the category, according to children’s publisher Linda Howard.
- J.A. Konrath and Kensington: The Best of Both Worlds
So he went the self-publishing route, and "my e-book sales and subsequent income went up by a factor of 10."
- Candlewick’s Find Waldo Celebration Adapts Amid Coronavirus
Bookstores will also receive special terms on Waldo book orders from Candlewick.
- Fall Regionals 2018: Indies Find Their Groove
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.
- Small Presses Cope During Covid-19, Part II
The impact on Belt’s business after bookstores shut down has been mixed, she added.
- 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.
- 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.
- Indie Publishers Ride the Pandemic Roller Coaster
Founder and publisher John Whalen said sales in the period were up almost 10%, and, since the company had a strong 2019, he is happy with the results.
- 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.
- Rain, Snow Don’t Dampen Indie Holiday Spirits
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.