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Bezos' Principles for Success

Recently, Jeff Bezos released his annual letter to shareholders and it it he defined why it will always be "day 1" at Amazon. In order to ensure that determination, he also outlined a few management principles which he believes are critical for the continued success of the company. Show More Summary

Between Two Skies

21 hours agoMedia / Publishing : ShelfTalker

An interview with local writer and debut author Joanne O'Sullivan.

Celebrating Independent Bookstores

3 days agoMedia / Publishing : Soapbox

What’s so special about independent bookshops? Bob Eckstein, author-illustrator of 'Footnotes from the World’s Greatest Bookstores,’ shows and tells.

Tried and True

Using backlist to define an indie point of view.

On Community, Deserving Readers and Left Behinds

The power of community is dramatically illustrated by two instances.

Berlin Publishers' Forum Session on EdTech Trends

Next week is the Klopotek sponsored Publishers' Forum in Berlin. I am participating in a panel discussion on what is happening in EdTech. Here are my summary slides. Publishers' Forum Berlin 2017: Edtech Market Overview from Michael Cairns

Paint-a-Story Mondays… or, The Messier the Better

Engaging children (and their caregivers) in art makes for a hands-on story time experience.

The worms crawl in and the worms crawl out…

Spring brings opportunities for book displays on things that wriggle.

The Kwame Factor

Or, How All That Planning Was Totally Worth It

Signs Point the Way, or So We Hope

Rethinking section signage for different age groups in the bookstore.

In Praise of the Coffee Table Book

last weekMedia / Publishing : Soapbox

That beautiful book sitting on the coffee table isn't just for decoration. Open it up.

Two million miles flown.

I think I got 90% of them counted. Beginning in 1968 - through last week.

Calling My Name

Celebrating a Texas debut and some happy post-conference thoughts.

Captivatingly Creative Contestant Carol Chittenden Captures Cheerfulness Challenge Crown

The astonishingly good winning entry and runner-up of our National Poetry Month contest are revealed.

Pearson Annual Results

Pearson released their annual results back in February. Here are the highlights and also their annual report which includes details about their future business strategy. Since the release, share prices have remained flat and at long-time...Show More Summary

Bulldogs and Birthdays

Partnering with a local dog rescue group is a win-win for everyone.

Andy Griffiths and the Little Free Treehouse Library

The unveiling of a many-storied Little Free Library is one of many highlights of a visit from an Australian author.

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