Reflections on 'March, Book One' as the ShelfTalker bloggers take Gene Luen Yang's Reading Without Walls challenge.
“Nobody else lives your life, just you. Unless you’re a ghost who’s taken over a person’s body. If so, whoa, please don’t come looking for me. Regardless, when you see other people succeed and do awesome things, you’ll get jealous. But their success doesn’t diminish you. Show More Summary
An interview with author Chandler Baker on the tautly handled premise of her sensational new book.
Talking about teen suicide with '13 Reasons Why.'
What to send out the door with customers who need a little book TLC.
Exploring the world of art with Javaka Steptoe and the Blanton Art Museum
10 Essential African Novels
Bast himself helps us sift through six possible explanations for the continued nonappearance Patrick Rothfuss' trilogy ending book.
“It’s like being in the woods and trying to start a fire with wet kindling. You keep breaking matches and you are shocked when it lights.” - Thomas McGuane, on writing (source)
Plus, some of my favorite 2017 book cover designs.
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
An interview with local writer and debut author Joanne O'Sullivan.
What’s so special about independent bookshops? Bob Eckstein, author-illustrator of 'Footnotes from the World’s Greatest Bookstores,’ shows and tells.
Using backlist to define an indie point of view.
The power of community is dramatically illustrated by two instances.
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
Engaging children (and their caregivers) in art makes for a hands-on story time experience.
Spring brings opportunities for book displays on things that wriggle.
Or, How All That Planning Was Totally Worth It
Rethinking section signage for different age groups in the bookstore.