Thursday News: A good season for print books and indie booksellers; the state of LGBT publishing and email marketing; Barnes & Noble employees vent

Thursday News: A good season for print books and indie booksellers;...

“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

“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