DoJ files suit to block Quad/LSC merger; AAP submits filing on FTC hearings; Bustle covers diversity in publishing; NYT reports on Amazon business practices; Cully to retire as B&T president; Free Spirit offers information to indies post-B&T change; DC to reorganize; S&S to distribute Ulysses Press; Chronicle Books to distribute Levine Querido; Personnel changes at Orion Fiction, Crown and Hogarth
Attending booksellers will hear about best practices for marketing to the romance reader, get suggestions for planning events around romance books, and learn where to source romance title recommendations.
In Late Migrations, “the ordinary becomes filled with wonderment and loss, and we discover that the shadow side of love is part of the life we all share,” says Sally Wizik Wills of Beagle and Wolf Books & Bindery.
Page 1, Love’s Sweet Arrow now open; Fabled, Completely Booked to open; Avoid the Day tests storefront; Idle Time renamed Lost City; Children’s Book World, Well-Read Moose, Gathering Volumes celebrate anniversaries; Brookline Booksmith, Toadstool named best bookstores; McNally Jackson, Short Stories, Avid, Books of Wonder, Flyleaf, Left Bank, LA libreria, Midtown Scholar, Cupboard Maker, Aaron’s, Petunia’s Place, Sankofa, Lavender’s Bleu, and Dickens featured in local news.
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