Business and Book was conceived as a way to enhance the development of bookstores across the country, to provide them with advice or information to promote their business, and to help connect them, not only with authors, but with complementary products and services in order that their stores can maintain a culture their readers enjoy while at the same time increasing profitably.
The founder and editor of Business and Book is a life-long book lover who worked his way through college at new and used book stores graduating with honors with a Bachelor of Science degree in business. He has several years of professional and editorial experience and has received numerous academic awards.
There are many challenges facing the book store business today especially with the advent of e-books and online shopping. It seems that whenever someone mentions a local book store it is often accompanied by a phrase something like, “if they’re still around,” or, “yeah, I think they might still be there but I’m not sure how they manage to stay in business; at least not with television, computers, and smartphones.”
Books and bookstores serve a vital role in our society and our communities. Whether they are providing a means for students to pick up a copy of 1984, by Orwell, or as a gathering place for book clubs, discussion groups, or author signings; the contribution books and bookstores make goes beyond just fascinating covers, elaborate bindings, cappuccino shops, or cozy couches in order to broaden our experience and deepen our understanding in a way few other retail establishments could ever imagine.
It is the goal of the Business and Book website and newsletter to further enhance the already significant attributes of the book publishing and book selling industries by providing beneficial and useful information that booksellers, authors, and book enthusiasts will be able to implement in their shops, either brick and mortar or online, their writing, whether fiction or non-fiction, and their own personal reading enjoyment.
Please review the pages and articles that Business and Book has compiled and please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or if there is anything with which we can help you.