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Investment Group Acquires 5.7% Stake in B&N

Investment Group Acquires 5.7% Stake in B&N

This post was originally published by Greg Smith hereAccording to a filing made with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Schottenfeld began buying B&N shares on May 29 and made his most recent purchase July 16, accumulating 4.2 million B&N shares....
North American Comics Market Declined 6.5% in 2017

North American Comics Market Declined 6.5% in 2017

This post was originally published by Greg Smith hereCombined North American sales of graphic novels and periodical comics declined about 6.5% to $1.015 billion in 2017, according to a joint estimate made by pop culture trade news sites ICv2.com and Comichron. The...
Practical Writing Tips

Practical Writing Tips

This post was originally published by Greg Smith hereI don’t like to share promos or ads. But this advice from Writers Life is pretty good. It matches a lot of what I’ve been telling my writers at the Agile Writer Workshop. While I don’t necessarily...
Bookstore Sales Rose $741M

Bookstore Sales Rose $741M

This post was originally published by Greg Smith hereBookstore sales rose from $741 million last May to $745 million in May 2018, according to preliminary estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau. The $4 million rise in sales amounted to a 0.5% increase year over...
Indie Audiobooks on the Rise

Indie Audiobooks on the Rise

This post was originally published by Greg Smith hereLooking to offer indie authors access to a booming audiobook market, Smashwords, the self-publishing platform and e-book distributor, is teaming with Findaway Voices, an online production platform and distributor of...
Life in 10 Introduces Hybrid Publishing Service in RVA

Life in 10 Introduces Hybrid Publishing Service in RVA

This post was originally published by Greg Smith hereOur friend Valley Haggard over at Life in 10 Minutes has just launched a hybrid press. The concept behind a hybrid press is different from an independent or even traditional press. With hybrid, the publisher acts as...
Ant-Man and The Wasp •••1/2

Ant-Man and The Wasp •••1/2

This post was originally published by Greg Smith here Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña Director: Peyton Reed Screenplay: Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi, Rated: PG-13 Running Time: 118 minutes Release Date: July 6, 2018...