How to Protect Your Digital Content to Avoid Lost Sales

Before the digital age, piracy was a concern, but not a prominent one. At the time, theft of digital content required a high level of technical skill and the risk of illegally acquiring content wasn’t worth the financial consequences. While stolen content has been a fear, it has garnered more attention through the digital age.  


Increase Traffic By Building An In-Store Experience

With hundreds of online booksellers, your bookstore has to offer customers more than just physical books and a fun recyclable bag. At this point, your main competition isn't other bookstores, it's your customers' comfy couch. 


The Da Vinci Code Author Dan Brown Discusses New Book

Dan Brown is one of America’s most notable author. Known for writing thriller fiction, Brown has produced numerous award winning novels including Angels & Demons, Inferno, and, one of the best-selling novels of all time, The Da Vinci Code. The Da Vinci Code challenged the publishing community, which ultimately led Brown to be named Time Magazines' 100 Most Influential People in the World.
 


Fill Your BOOkshelf with These Haunting Titles

by Becky Walton, MLIS, Collection Development
Every year when September rolls around, people start thinking of cooler weather, snuggly sweaters, and leaf peeping, but my thoughts turn to Halloween, my favorite holiday! Since I’m a fan of horror literature and film, I was asked to write a blog post about horror fiction. Let’s look behind that creaking door together, shall we? 


Buy Books to Support Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Our colleagues at Aerio have seen the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey and would like to help! That’s why they've teamed up with Invention Arts, to launch a website with an Aerio Bookstore titled Books Against the Storm. From the bookstore website, you can purchase a book and donate 100 percent of the profit to one of three Hurricane Harvey disaster recovery charities: Houston Humane Society, Houston Food Bank and the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. In addition, Aerio is waving all transaction fees so the website can donate more to those impacted. 


Are Your Books Reaching the World?

Do you have an inventory solution that allows you to respond to market developments and reversals while avoiding the expense of overstocking? Is your book reaching readers across the globe? If not, our Global Connect print on demand program might be the perfect solution for you. 


Get To Know Milkweed Editions

For 40 years, Milkweed Editions has been devoted to identifying, nurturing, and publishing transformative literature. They currently print more than 350 titles, which include Braiding Sweetgrass and the all-time bestseller Montana, 1984. Not only do they invest time into the editorial process, but they strive to build an engaged community around literature.  


Celebrate Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week (BBW) is just around the corner and it's time to celebrate those authors whose voices have been challenged under the auspices of censorship. From September 24-30, 2017, indie bookshops, libraries, large bookstores, publishers, and writers' organizations will celebrate books that have battled with censorship. 


Indie Author Day: Libraries and Authors

It is that time of year again! We are preparing for the 2nd annual indie authors celebration, and you should be too. For the second year in a row, libraries across North America will be hosting local events in celebration of indie authors. Indie Author Day brings more visibility to the significant growth of the self-publishing industry, independent authors, and to libraries as hubs for community engagement. We are looking forward to libraries and authors connecting locally and globally. 


Comics in the K-12 Classroom: An SDCCEL Reflection

By Jenny McCluskey, Collection Development Librarian II
Last month, I participated in the second SDCC-hosted Conference for Educators and Librarians (#SDCCEL) at the San Diego Public Library. Highlights of this year’s programming at SDCCEL, which focuses on K-12, public libraries, publishers, and higher ed, included panels on ethnic/cultural diversity, promoting mental health, using comics for different learning styles, and how to handle challenges to titles.