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Indie Playlist Contest Launched

Independent presses Seven Stories, Catapult and Europa Editions have created Indie Playlists of prize-winning titles and quick-reads for the April promotion to independent bookstores. These titles are supported with special terms for independent bookstores. Build a display this month (April 2019) that includes some of

Our First Texas Spring Conference

Thanks to all the booksellers who trekked across state and country to join us for our first Spring Conference in New Braunfels, Texas.   More than a dozen authors, forty-four booksellers, and several industry members joined us for the two day conference. We appreciate you taking time

How to Make Independent Bookstore Day a Smashing Success

The key to a great IBD is throwing a great party. Independent Bookstore Day is not just about the limited-­‐edition books and items we will be selling that day. It’s about the culture of books, reading and indie bookselling. It is a celebration of everything

The Art of the Shelf Talker

There is definitely an art to writing a shelf talker. How do you distill everything you love about a book into a few short sentences? Because that is one of the key points of a great shelf talker – it must be SHORT. I tell

Edelweiss, Beyond the Buyer

At the recent Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association Fall Discovery Show, we co-hosted an education session called Edelweiss Beyond the Buyer: Marketing and Bookseller Engagement. This session was aimed at highlighting the various Edelweiss tools that stores can use to communicate excitement, plans, co-op highlights, and more.