Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Bookstores vs. Amazon

Publishers Weekly reports that more than 200 retailers were urged to take a stronger stand against the behemoth that is Amazon. "It’s a matter of survival and a quality-of-life issue for entire communities," explained Carol Besse, co-owner of Carmichael’s Books in Louisville, Kent., and outgoing board president of the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association. She called for a “grassroots effort to re-educate every author” who visits independents, asking them to disable links to on their Web sites.
Link: Outgoing GLIBA President Issues “Call to Arms”

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Die Laughing: Funny Crime and Mystery Fiction


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