Issue 14   August 5, 2010

Industry News

Great American Bargain Book Show announces the addition of the Industry Perspective Conference Series including Publisher’s Perspective and Buyer’s Perspective Sessions - Programs designed to highlight two major constituencies and how they see the marketplace

The Great American Bargain Book Show (GABBS), an annual industry trade show for the remainder and off-price book resale industry now in its second year in Boston, has announced the addition of two important conference sessions running one each day of the event in Boston. Read on and watch YouTube Video!

In The News
Barnes & Noble for Sale and More!
Tiffany Noel

In The News includes:

  • Barnes & Noble Up for Sale
  • E-Book Sales Rise 252% in First Quarter
  • An Indie-bookstore Renaissance
  • Connecticut’s Attorney General Investigates E-book Pricing
  • Turner Publishing Acquires Fieldstone Alliance Assets
  • Educational Development Corp Down in First Quarter
  • Hong Kong Trade Show Up in Attendance
  • Penguin Realigns International Sales Team
  • Newsweek Magazine Tanks
  • Wylie’s Exclusive Deal with Amazon ......Read On!

Selling Gift Cards on Your Website
You Can Do It Better
by Robert Sindelar
Looking for ways to improve your website? How about the use of Gift Cards. Robert Sindelar, Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park, Washington, shares what he did. Read On!
Book Buying and Your Privacy
ACLU/Amazon Lawsuit
Have you ever wondered if government agencies conduct sweeping collections of your most personal and private information, including the books you buy online? Or if they even have a right to? These questions seem to be creeping more frequently to the front minds of our internet savvy generation. Read On!
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People In The Industry
Second Careers, or Why You Never Really Leave Publishing
by Chip Rossetti

In the fall of 2004, I was an editor at a New York publishing house, acquiring serious narrative nonfiction and history. I had been working in trade publishing for nine years. I had also, in the wake of 9/11, been studying Arabic in the evenings, going to a teacher’s house in the outer boroughs once a week for lessons over his dining-room table. Learning another language — and a desire to immerse myself in it by moving to the Middle East — was the first step toward what I thought was a change in career. Read On!

Southern Review News
by Noel Griese

News includes:
Marketing books: what’s new, what works and what doesn’t
Movie critic Ebert, fed by tube because of cancer, pens cookbook
The publishing revolution: News of e-books and other new media
Ron Paul’s e-books now available exclusively on Kindle
LibreDigital lands $8.1 million to accelerate delivery of e-books
Read On!


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Meet GABBS's Exhibitors

In this section, BBN will be highlighting vendors who are planning to exhibit at the Great American Bargain Book Show in Boston, August 19-20. Read On!
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Swap & Shop
by Valerie May

New Job Listing! International Sales Manager to oversee and facilitate the sale of products in overseas markets. Responsibilities to include establishing and servicing all new international sales accounts.  Travel will be required. Salary TBD.  Please email your resume & cover letter to
More swap & shop - read on!
Did You Know?
Hot, Hot August
by Travis May

We are now in the hot, hot month of August. Ever wonder where the month’s name came from? Read On!
Trade Show Tip
Julia O'Connor
This week's tips include some great information on the following:

Industry Trade Shows
2010 Trade Shows
by Tiffany Noel

Remember, there is nothing like meeting people face to face, hands-on checking out product, the gathering together as a community of booklovers and learning from one another. Check out all the latest trade show listings. Make attending trade shows a priority! Read on for 2010 listings...
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