Posts Tagged: book sales

A Safe Harbor

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Book clubs have long been a mainstay in literary and bookish circles. Claire Kirch, writing for Publisher’s Weekly, takes a look at how some indie bookstores have leveraged this to increase sales—thereby helping to ensure they will stay open to serve said book clubs, as well as other book-lovers. And while we’re talking book clubs, be […]

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A No-Hitter

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Not even James Patterson or Stephen King have reached a top-twenty spot with a new book on the New York Times‘s Bestseller list this year. Publishers are blaming mediocre sales of adult fiction on lessened media coverage due to recent acts of violence and terrorism and increased political coverage for the 2016 presidential race. Even so, it’s […]

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Publishing

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At Electric Literature, Lincoln Michel talks about the “taboo” topic of book sales, and offers some advice for writers: Writers should absolutely write with an eye toward art, not markets. Thinking about sales while creating art rarely produces anything good. But I’m still naïve enough to think that knowledge is always better than ignorance, and […]

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Collectors Might Be Surprised That Rare Books Are Rare

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Rare books are harder to find than many amateur collectors think, and its more probable that buying old books leads to hoarding rather than a big payday. Its highly unlikely, for instance, for a library to accidentally sell off an expensive treasure, since most institutions check books against databases before selling off their stock. Most […]

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More Than Just Books

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Simon & Schuster will offer readers the opportunity to take online workshops with authors, as a way of generating new revenue streams and building buzz for books, reports The New York Times, particularly as digital content sales grow and book sales decline. Last year, Simon & Schuster launched an imprint dedicated to publishing books of […]

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The Rumpus Sunday Book Blog Roundup

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Greetings, Rumpusers. You might have been relieved to see me go for a bit, but you had to know you couldn’t get rid of me forever. I’m back from a life-alteringly excellent trip to Los Angeles, where I finished school, and a less awesome though somewhat relaxing trip to Orange County, the result of which […]

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