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The impact on Belt’s business after bookstores shut down has been mixed, she added.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
- 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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Consumer sales captured by BookNet Canada between early June and mid-September are tracking ahead of 2019 numbers for the same period, which is an encouraging sign and reason for cautious optimism.
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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.
- California Booksellers and Publishers Remain United
In fall 2019, the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association and the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association merged.
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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