Posts tagged “andy laties”
June 8, 2012
Barnes Kong is on a rampage! The simian chain bookstore monster could go on stomping on independent bookstores and kidnapping dead authors forever, but the fearsome Amazilla has other plans: he wants in on the action. As the two battle with their laser e-readers, they destroy every public institution in sight. Can the Rebel Bookseller save the day, rescue Emily Dickinson and bring back a community of books?
July 22, 2011Friday, July 22nd at 7:30PM, Andy Laties will lead a panel titled "Rebel Booksellers" at Greenlight Bookstore on 686 Fulton Street in Brooklyn, NY. Laties, author of Rebel Bookseller: Why Indie Bookstores Represent Everything You Want to Fight for from Free Speech to Buying Local to Building Communities, will be in conversation with Christine Onorati from WORD, Jessica Stockton Bagnulo from Greenlight Bookstore, and other independent booksellers. Read more about the event here.
February 23, 2011The big booksellers have specialized in leveraging the customer traffic that promoting low-margin new books attracts to then sell products and services that in some manner do provide decent return on investment. Then when their popular companies’ perceived value has been high, these owners have sold part or all of their ownership stakes to outsiders. It’s the loss-leader approach: hyping low prices on some products to sell different products and services—and then company shares—high.