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There's a Publishing Oriented Conference every Month

Each month it's possible to join the publishing community at conferences and trade shows.January: Learning Technologies London February: ALA Mid-winter this time in Denver (Conference is normally in January) Society of Children’s Book...Show More Summary

A Terrifyingly Candid WI 13 Prep Breakdown

With a lot of hats on the table, what do I absolutely need to do before going to Memphis?

Pearson Trading Announcement for 2017 and Outlook for 2018

From their market press release: Full year results at the upper end of guidance, good strategic progress We will announce full year results on 23 February 2018, but we are today providing an update on trading to the end of 2017 and guidance for 2018. Show More Summary

Chamber of Secret Thoughts

The local Chamber of Commerce networking meeting offers lessons in store management for this shopkeeper.

Moving Follies

Leskie's adventures in furniture moving, featuring some new bookstore fixtures.

Too Long, Too Short, Just Right?

A (brown-haired) Goldilocks searches for the perfect six-minute read.

An Interview with the Years 2018

The Years 2018 share their book picks for the first quarter of the year, and reveal the secret of their duality.

January Thaw

Adjusting to the quiet of the bookstore in January can be difficult.

A New Book for a New Year

Kicking off a new year of reading with a terrific debut from Samira Ahmed.

Collection of Media Predictions for 2018

I've collected some media predictions from a variety of sources again this year. Not all of these are entirely relevant to academic, professional or educational publishing but nevertheless I think they are interesting. Look out for my predictions in the week to come. Show More Summary

Heard at the Store – ‘Do You Have Regular Books Too?’

Notable utterances overheard at ShelfTalker bookstores during the last week of the holiday season.

Many Happy Returns?

For booksellers and publishers, it's a mixed greeting this time of year, to be sure.

And So We Stand Resolute

Avoiding New Year's resolutions in favor of celebrating the everyday successes of our bookselling efforts.

And to All a Rebellious Good Night

Closing the year with an appreciation for the series of the season.

A Mighty Wrapper Is Summoned

Retired gift wrapping titan and Eight Cousins founder Carol Chittenden is called forth by the dark arts to rural Maine.

Dear Santa

A chidrens bookseller's letter to Santa Claus, containing her wish list for 2018.

Best Greeting Card, Ever

Cards and swearing make for holiday fun!

All Things Small and Wonderful

Trimming the tree with 30 teeny tiny literary treasures (plus 2 stocking stuffers for good measure).

The Summoning of a Mighty Wrapper

Would the use of dark magic work to summon a retired gift wrapper from a far away bookstore to appear in central Maine?

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