Who knows books better than a bookseller? Working in a bookstore keys you in to the pulse of what’s new, what’s exciting, and what people love to read. Here, booksellers from four fantastic books
How Being a Bookseller Made Me a Better Writer
I got my first bookselling job six months out of college, in a strip mall near the railyard in Santa Fe. Really, I wasn’t a bookseller so much as I was assigned to the book department for most shif…
BOOKSELLER DISCOUNTS on 10 Brand New SGCB Titles Available
"Have you ever put a book down and thought, 'Wow, that's deep. I wish I had a friend who could walk me through this book and explain it point by point'? Craig Biehl has done precisely that. Furthermore, he has done it for one of the most important books ever written: 'Religious Affections'. No one since the apostles had more insight into authentic godliness than Jonathan Edwards. But his books can be difficult to read. Biehl's study guide helps you to understand the…
But what are the booksellers up to?
We hate to have booksellers leave Skylight Books but we love to see where they go Kelsey Nolan (formerly part of our Events Team) has moved over to the Los Angeles Times and is now working on their events and happenings (including the L.A. Times Festival of Books). John Rossiter recently left to devote more time to his band Young Jesus and to doing television scores . You may still see him around the store, especially during our Current Events Reading Groups .…
Why Independent Booksellers Are on the Rise Again
The recent news of the opening of an independent bookstore on Manhattan’s Upper West Side was greeted with surprise and delight, since a neighborhood o ...
How Would You Do on the Bookseller Quiz Show?
One of the aspects of being a bookseller than I didn’t anticipate was the quiz show component. Although I expected to be asked questions by customers, we get just as many from coworkers. I work for
7 Book Promotion Trends & Tips from BookExpo 2019
We've shared the top book promotion trends and tips from BookExpo 2019, the biggest annual publishing conference in the US!
An Independent Bookseller on Why You Should Shop Indie
"Vote with your dollar." You may have heard that we have a presidential election this year. I know teenagers are incredibly busy with all the homework assignments and pressure to hurry up and grow up, but I'm guessing this is not the first you're hearing of it. Even if you aren't old enough to vote in November, you should know that you actually place very important votes every day.
BookExpo 2019: Stephen Savage Discloses the Secret Lives of Road Signs
Ever wonder what the silhouetted figures on road signs do when no one’s around? Stephen Savage shares his findings in a wordless picture book, 'Sign Off' (S&S/Beach Lane, May).
How to hook time-poor readers: 16 tips for publishers, booksellers and authors
Busy mum, podcaster and lapsed bookworm Zibby Owens offers up a feast of ideas for publishers wanting to reach people who feel too busy to read.
How to pitch your publishing startup
Bookseller Tips & Tricks: Promoting Pre-Orders
“We all know most pre-orders go to the ‘Big A’ company, even though those customers shop with us as well,” says Liberty Bay Books owner Suzanne Droppert. “We’d like to keep more of that business.”
Midtown's Source Booksellers named a top 5 finalist for national award
Janet Webster Jones opened her store back in 2002, but her love affair with books began long ago. The retired Detroit Public School teacher is...
How to Talk to a Bookseller: A 10-Step Guide for Authors
How indie booksellers literally put The Mirror Thief on the map » MobyLives
Martin Seay's The Mirror Thief is a 600-page debut novel about Venice. Three Venices, to be specific. It can't be pigeonholed into one single genre; here it's a hardboiled detective thriller, here it's an impressionistic dreamscape, here it's a lush and ornate…
Bookseller Tips & Tricks: Promoting Indie Next List Titles
“It’s easy to forget how intimidating a bookstore can be for some customers,” said Kerry Halls of Auntie’s Bookstore. “Displays provide a really friendly access point for people who maybe don’t have the time or energy to get lost in the stacks.”
What makes a great books podcast? The Honest Authors share their advice
What's Your Creative Type? with Meta Wagner
When: April 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm About the Book: The greatest creators in human history–from Mozart to Meryl Streep, Jackson Pollock to Jay-Z–don’t just have talent–they also understand their motivations for pursuing art. What’s Your Creative Type? helps artists do the[...]
You're Invited: Her Campus Book Signing at Trident Booksellers on September 10!
We're setting you up with everything you need to know about college this fall!
Dear Editor: I Need Advice on Hiring a Freelance Editor
BookWorks.com's founder and veteran editor, Betty Kelly Sargent, answer a reader's query about what to look for in a freelance editor in her monthly column.