Posts tagged “indie”
March 20, 2013
If you think the physical bookstore is dead, just try convincing Eric Ackland. Starting April 3rd, the 41-year-old Pittsburgh resident will take over ownership of the city’s beloved Awesome Books, renaming it Amazing Books.
And it never would have happened without Andrew Laties’ Rebel Bookseller, the book which inspired Ackland to pursue his lifelong dream.
Rebel Bookseller: Why Indie Businesses Represent Everything You Want to Fight for, from Free Speech to Buying Local to Building Communities is the culmination of Laties’ extensive thirty-year experience in bookselling and a powerful testament to the power of independent businesses to grow and transform, along with the communities of which they are inextricably a part. Rebel Bookseller is the story of Laties’ success in his own words, complete with personal anecdotes about “making it” and advice for those who wish to try their own hand at the competitive book business.
“Bookstores are personal, quirky assemblages of the rich artifacts called books.
July 22, 2011After years refining our techniques, we survivalist indies are in recruiting mode. Join us! What other career offers such a bracing, socially engaged life journey? Independent bookselling can be the profession of choice for a questing generation of innovative freethinkers. Who really wants to be penned inside Borders?
February 9, 2011Dan Simon, publisher of Seven Stories, presented the novel Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Confusion? by Johan Harstad, which is coming in June. It's about a "boy who is inspired not to fame and fortune but to anonymity," said Simon. And after selling more than 30,000 copies of the utopian novel Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us! by Ralph Nader in hardcover, Simon said the press is re-releasing the book as nonfiction in paperback. Nader had one of the longest lines at the reception.
January 28, 2011"By far the best panel I attended to day was entitled, 'Indie Bookstores Still Count: What We Can Do For Publishers, and What Publishers Can Do For Us.' . . . Andy Laties, of the Eric Carl Museum Bookshop, advocates working with publishers, with book buyers, and also with a non profit as part of his business model for successful indie bookstore."