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September 28, 2022

Amazon bends

Today I found out that Amazon will be changing its much abused return policy for ebooks. What was happening? Readers would ‘purchase’ an ebook. Then they’d read it. Then they’d return it. Amazon would reimburse them if it was within 7 days of the purchase. Fine so far but how do Authors get hurt? If you, as an author, are in the Kindle pipeline then […]

May 12, 2022

An Adman On Marketing Books And Books Stores

Terry O’Reilly worked in advertising for most of his career of 30+ years. For the last bunch of years he’s had a program / podcast series on CBC Radio about advertising and marketing. Actually more than one iteration of that. The current program is Under The Influence and it is in its 11st season. The podcast for May 5, 2022 is ‘Confessions of a Book […]

May 10, 2022

Poet’s Paintings

Poet’s Paintings by Dennis R. Schmunk Call No. 819.1 SCH Barcode: 35142002510146 At the Grand Forks & District Public Library web catalogue.

March 17, 2022

Local Authors’ Book Most Borrowed in 2021

I was pleased to learn that the most borrowed non-fiction book at our local library in 2021 was “The Life and Times of Grand Forks” by local authors Alice and Jim Glanville. Granted we aren’t a large town with the large collection and membership of a large town but given the borrowing period and the number of loans this book was out in patrons’ hands […]

January 7, 2022

When The Crooks Are Embedded In The Vendors

Over the past 5 years a mystery has been unfolding in the publishing world:Someone has been stealing unpublished manuscripts. Since these did not end up as printed, plagiarized novels or books and no ransom demands were ever made the reason was unclear. Filippo Bernardini, an Italian citizen who worked at UK publisher Simon & Schuster, was arrested upon landing in the US on Wednesday. The […]