24 May

Substantial Growth In Online Sales For Independent Bookstores

Big web retailers and online marketplaces no longer have a near monopoly on selling books online. Since 2020, Independent bookstores on the IndieCommerce (IC) platform have seen a 580% increase in sales with over $200 million in online revenue for those bookstores.

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24 May

5 Steps for AI and Your Store

AI systems like ChatGPT are rapidly evolving. Start preparing now for the impact this technology will have on independent retailers.

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24 May
Kathryn Bromwich, author of "At the Edge of the Woods"

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Kathryn Bromwich

“Intense and hazy, At the Edge of the Woods is a feverishly captivating combination of nature writing and character study. As Laura becomes increasingly connected to the woods around her, the reader can't help but to be drawn into her orbit, to see things the way that she does,” said Mallory Melton of BookPeople in Austin, TX.

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24 May
Rita Chang-Eppig, author of "Deep as the Sky, Red as the Sea"

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Rita Chang-Eppig

Deep as the Sky, Red as the Sea is a propulsive seafaring adventure that will capture your attention from the first page,” said Thu Doan of East Bay Booksellers in Oakland, California.

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24 May
R.F. Kuang, author of "Yellowface"

A Q&A with R. F. Kuang, Author of June Indie Next List Top Pick “Yellowface”

“Equal parts modern satire, indictment of the publishing industry, and twisted ghost story, R. F. Kuang’s first foray into literary fiction pulls no punches and will have you reading late into the night,” said Abby Bennsky of Old Town Books in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.








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