“I think that with publishing at the big houses becoming so blockbuster-oriented, it leaves little room for midlist titles which is what most LGBT books are. Relatively few will sell over twenty thousand copies. However, that leaves the field open for small presses, gay and otherwise, to bring out more LGBT literature. The readers are definitely there.”Huffington Post
“‘Yesterday we had our best sales day in the history of 86 years at the store. So thankful for all of you,’ the bookstore tweeted early Christmas Eve.”New York Daily News
The ExactTarget Blog 25 Mind Blowing Email Marketing Stats – There’s a wealth of great information here, or a wealth of random data points, or a wealth of eccentric small talk points, depending on your perspective. Still, who knew that every dollar invested in email marketing yields on average $44.25, or that women click 10% more than men on mobile emails? The ExactTarget Blog
Barnes & Noble bookseller breakroom – If you want a peek inside the behemoth that is Barnes and Noble, there’s almost no better way in than through the employees — those frontline workers who stand between the public and the managers and corporate policymakers. And no surprise, there are some pretty bad feelings among the bookseller’s staff. If you want to blow a few hours, check in on the posts and the comments here. bn_booksellers
A Great Season for Indies – So here’s some holiday good news; apparently independent bookstores are seeing a renewed interest. I personally disagree with the idea that one should go into book selling for the passion rather than the business (in the same way my grad school advisor told me not to get a PhD simply because I loved books), but it’s nice to see that independent bookstores seem to be coming back.
“I feel like we’re having a resurgence as the pendulum is swinging back towards all things local, and this means bookstores with real people who are passionate about books and can help customers find the best possible book.”Publishers Weekly
isn't sure if she's an average Romance reader, or even an average reader, but a reader she is, enjoying everything from literary fiction to philosophy to history to poetry. Historical Romance was her first love within the genre, but she's fickle and easily seduced by the promise of a good read. She approaches every book with the same hope: that she will be filled from the inside out with something awesome that she didnÊ¼t know, didnÊ¼t think about, or didnÊ¼t feel until that moment. And she's always looking for the next mind-blowing read, so feel free to share any suggestions!