New Business Models

28 Jul

Dog-Eared Books to Open in Kentucky College Town

This August, TJ Rayhill, a 19-year-old college student, will open Dog-Eared Books in Campbellsville, Kentucky. The used bookstore also sells new books online and offers an online college textbook rental service.

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25 Jun

BTW News Briefs

2015 Andrew Carnegie fiction, nonfiction medal winners to be announced on Saturday; ReadingGroupGuides.com launches 2015 Book Group Survey; Inkshares allows stores to create their own imprints; We Need Diverse Books welcomes new members to Advisory Board, Executive Committee; 2015 New England Society in the City of New York Book Award winners announced

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25 Jun

Around Indies

Antigone Books to celebrate Independents Week; Itinerant Literate profiled for unique approach to bookselling; Finally Found Books goes nonprofit 

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18 Jun

[words] Bookstore Honored as Ally to the Disabled

[words] Bookstore in Maplewood, New Jersey, was one of just 10 businesses in the U.S. to receive the Ruderman Best in Business Award, which spotlights businesses and employers who hire and support people with disabilities.

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04 Jun

BTW News Briefs

2015 Children’s Choices List released; PEN calls for 2016 literary awards submissions; Nebraska votes to reduce property taxes when federal e-fairness passes; 27th Annual Lambda Literary Award winners announced; Midwest Booksellers Choice Awards finalists announced; Zazzle and Candlewick Press launch online shop

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23 Apr

Community Support Advances Opening of Phoenix Books in Rutland

Vermont’s Phoenix Books is using a “community supported enterprise” model to open a 2,400-square-foot space in Rutland this August. This will be the third store for Mike DeSanto and Renée Reiner, his wife and business partner.

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05 Feb

BTW News Briefs

To Kill a Mockingbird author to release second book; Government censorship may shutter independent Belarus bookstore; Anne Enright named first Laureate for Irish Fiction; Penguin inks sales/distribution deal with America’s Test Kitchen; BISG, ALA to survey library patrons’ digital preferences; Random House’s independent bookstore liaison expands duties to Penguin; Simon & Schuster introduces new multimedia imprint

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23 Oct

Curious Iguana Goes Global With Donations Under Innovative Business Model

Since its opening in September 2013, Curious Iguana in Frederick, Maryland, has donated more than $10,000 to international charities through its operations as a benefit corporation.

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15 Oct

Publishers Offer Rapid Replenishment for the Holidays

HarperCollins, Random House, and Simon & Schuster have each announced some form of expedited order fulfillment for the holiday season.

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01 Oct

Simon & Schuster Offers Expedited Shipping to West Coast

Simon & Schuster is teaming up with Baker & Taylor to offer expedited shipping on reorders to West Coast independent booksellers from October 1 through March 2015.

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30 Sep

Random House Two-Day Transit Returns for Holidays

The Random House Two-Day Transit holiday shipping program will be back for a third year, beginning November 1 and running through January 30, 2015.

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17 Sep

Winter/Spring 2015 Indies Introduce Debut Authors and New Voices Titles Announced

Two panels of booksellers from every region of the country have chosen 10 debut adult titles and 10 children’s titles for the Indies Introduce Debut Authors and New Voices promotion. Featured Winter/Spring titles include fiction and nonfiction, middle grade and YA, publishing between January and June 2015.

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17 Sep

HarperCollins Announces Holiday Express Shipping for Indie Retail Accounts

From November 3, 2014, through January 16, 2015, HarperCollins is offering a Holiday Express Shipping program for independent bookstores in the U.S. for all HarperCollins and HarperCollins Christian Publishing titles.

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11 Aug

HarperCollins Offers New Promotional Fund for Indie Accounts

The HarperCollins Promotional Fund makes additional marketing dollars available to independent retailers for the company’s 2015 fiscal year, which began July 1, 2014.

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17 Oct

2014 Penguin Indie Retail Partnership Sign-up Open

Stores have until November 15 to sign up for Penguin’s “2014 Independent Bricks & Mortar Full-Service Bookstore Retail Partnership,” which is designed to increase sales and profits and reduce returns on both frontlist and backlist titles.

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