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What Book Publishers Need to Know About the Amazon Buy Box (2020)

Think back to when you were young. It was clear from an early age you were destined to own a restaurant. After years of saving and contemplation, you decide to pull the plug and buy a mobile coffee truck. You’ve assembled the coffee, equipment, and branding but now you must consider an important question: Where do you secure prime real estate to drive sales? 


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The Immigrant Experience

by Gina Molter,  MLIS, Collection Development Librarian 


Teen Short Story Collections: Short on Length, Big on Impact

Sandra Farag, MLS, Manager, Collection Development Youth Materials  


Tips to Optimize Your Book Descriptions

By: Jake Handy (@jakehandy) and Margaret Harrison (@NerdInNashville)
(Excerpt from Metadata Essentials)
Your long and short book descriptions should be an accurate, compelling, and comprehensive guide to the inside of the book.
 
In this blog, we’ll provide best practices designed to optimize your descriptive copy, both for machines (e.g. Amazon, Google and other search engines) and humans (potential readers considering the book) in general search and at retail stores. 


12 Days of Giving: Strengthening our Bookselling Communities:

Tis' the season for giving! 
As the snow begins to fall, many are preparing for end-of-the-year festivities. Not only is this a time to prepare for future 2020 endeavors, but it is a season when people reach out to friends, family, and their community to give back. 


Talking to Strangers

August 2019 Advance 


Books for the Holidays

Deck your shelves with savings this holiday season and offer the books and sidelines your customers want most! From the top fall books to regional favorites to gifts and games, Ingram has the inventory and speedy shipping that indie bookstores need to meet the seasonal demand with ease. 


Resurgence of the Romantic Comedy

By Rachel Montgomery, MLS, Collection Development Librarian