"In the last fifteen years, the whole idea of bookselling has changed dramatically and, where we once competed only with film and television and the occasional video game for our readers’ free time, we now compete with so many other things. How can we compete with a marathon of “Hemlock Grove” on Netflix? How do we stand out amid the glut of information on the internet to show that our content, our books are the most important thing? How can we get people to read more than 3-4 books a year?"
~ I’ve very honored (and still not sure how it happened) to be speaking on a panel at this conference on May 28th. As a book lover, it’s a dream to be able to share the skills in digital strategy I’ve developed working at Ketchum with this audience. If you’d like to attend, you can get 10% off the ticket price when you use this fancy promotional code: PPM13SpeakerPromo10
I’ve very honored (and still not sure how it happened) to be speaking on a panel at this conference on May 28th. As a book lover, it’s a dream to be able to share the skills in digital strategy I’ve developed working at Ketchum with this audience. If you’d like to attend, you can get 10% off the ticket price when you use this fancy promotional code:
"Lending a book to a friend always seems like a wonderful idea. You get to feel like a magnanimous literary Yenta and your friend enjoys the privilege of reading the free book that you carefully selected just for her.
But there is a dark side. I’m all too familiar with that moment when I accept a book I’d lent out and discover that it doesn’t look anything like it did when I last held it. Rips, spills, broken bindings; many are the mishaps that can befall a borrowed book. I understand that creases are a part of life, but when I lend you one of my books, I am trusting you to care for it as if it were your own.
The uncertainty ends today."
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and we are here to help woo your smarty-sweetheart. Or else creep out your smarty would-be sweetheart. Either way, these Valentines are the perfect thing to share with that bookish someone.
Have a better line? We want to hear it. Submit your best literary come-hither right here, or on Twitter using #LiteraryComeOns; the three best entries (picked by the Nouvella staff, as we enjoy V-day with our cats) submitted by Wednesday, February 13th will join our series of cards, and the winners get a free book (or tote bag) of their choice from our store.
Don’t see how any woman can resist.
I laughed out loud for at least two minutes.
Some libraries are really, really doing it right.
Created a Blind Date with a Book display at my library! Basically, patrons can choose any book they’d like to check out based on the book’s dating profile. (Yes, we created individual Match.com-type dating profiles for each book). They won’t know what the book is until they check it out!
What a fantastic idea!