BTW Articles

27 May

New Survey of Book-Buying Behavior Provides Good News for Indies

At Tuesday's ABA Day of Education, Jack McKeown, industry consultant and director of New Business Development for Verso Digital, presented consumer demographics and book-buying preferences from the "2010 Survey of Book-Buying Behavior With Verso Digital."

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03 Jun

Thinking of Buying or Selling: Booksellers Tell Their Succession Stories

The decision to sell a business begs a series of hard questions, including: How much is the business worth? How can its value be increased? What are alternatives to exiting the business? How are buyers selected? Panelists tackled these questions and more during the Day of Education session "Succession Planning: Valuing Your Business."

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09 Jun

Village Books Commemorates 30 Years

The champagne is flowing steadily at Village Books in Bellingham, Washington, this month in celebration of the bookstore's 30th anniversary and the publication of co-owner Chuck Robinson's first book.

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