Tag Archives: Bookstores
Amazon: Only the End of the Funnel?
Over the past few months, I’ve been following some of the research on how people find and buy books (see here and here and here, if interested). All this research is interesting from the social science perspective, but it’s also … Continue reading
The State of Brick-and-Mortar Bookstores
Last year, Borders Books, the second largest bookseller in the U.S., closed its doors. Their inability to compete with large online retailers such as Amazon was the primary reason cited for their bankruptcy. When Borders went under, many industry experts … Continue reading
In Search Of
“Observations on a Clock,” my first sale to Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, hit the book stores a little over a week ago. Living where I do, that meant it didn’t actually get to our local Barnes and Noble until early … Continue reading
Who Gets Screwed by the Borders Bankruptcy?
Over the past month, I’ve been watching the discounts climb at our local, on-its-way-out-of-business Borders bookstore. Recently I’ve picked up several novels by authors I’ve been meaning to read but have never seemed to get around to reading, like Charles … Continue reading
Hit with a Brick and Mortar
I remember hearing several months ago that Borders, the second largest bookseller in the US, had filed for bankruptcy, but for some reason it never really sank in. Until today, that is, when I happened to cut through Borders on my way … Continue reading