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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


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.  


​Print on Demand: Never Miss a Sale

In today’s society, consumers crave instant gratification. The tech industry has changed our perception on the distribution of services and products, and the internet has made these resources easily accessible. We have become accustomed to a type of lifestyle that allows us to fulfill our needs almost immediately. With technology becoming more advanced, it is vital to your sales and customer satisfaction to quickly fill readers’ orders before they find another source. 


Ingram in the Community: Music City Corporate Challenge

She shoots, she scores! 

Get To Know BenBella Books

BenBella Books, a publishing boutique, has provided readers with captivating titles for almost 16 years, bringing titles like Traction and The Blood of Patriots to book shelves. With fourteen New York Best Sellers, they are committed to their authors and pride themselves on building a creative marketing approach.  


Building Communities: The Bookstore and The Public Space

There is truly nothing like a good bookstore. The smell of the books, the cozy reading nooks, and the comradery that comes along with spending a few hours with other book lovers in your neighborhood just can’t be beat. As an independent retail bookstore owner in a rapidly growing digital age, it is imperative to recognize the major role your book store plays in your community. Be creative, lure in people with irresistible community events, or make your store a comfortable gathering place to monetize the bookstore experience. It is your responsibility (and privilege) to keep the American bookstore alive!