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19 Sep

Sleepers (Regional and National) and More

By Carl Lennertz

Reminder: Bring photos of your 76 display to the Regional Shows!

This is so you can have a chance to win a color printer ... AND ... have your photo considered for a portfolio to be shown to publishers over the next year. So, spiff up your display, take a snapshot (or several), and bring it to the ABA booth at each show.

We're up over 350 reporting stores for several weeks now, and another regional list is imminent ... maybe? Hopefully!

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18 Sep

Some Indies Going from Bookstore to Publishing House

Following in a noble tradition, in the past few years, some independent booksellers have begun publishing or writing their own books. These booksellers noted that -- despite experiencing many challenges along the way -- publishing or authoring books has given them a sense of accomplishment and has allowed them to bring to light important books or ideas that otherwise might never have been published.

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18 Sep

Pugilist at Rest

By Daniel Halpern

The bond between a writer and an editor is complex and essential. Daniel Halpern, editorial director of Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins, remembers the writer F.X. Toole, an "unusually unyielding author and friend," whose collection of short stories, Rope Burns: Stories from the Corner, became one of those books that can justify a life in publishing.

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16 Sep

Monica Wood -- A Book Sense Favorite for Her Fiction -- Shares Ideas on the Craft of Writing in Latest Book Sense Pick

Author Monica Wood of Portland, Maine, is a good exemplar of the apt phrase "Those who can, teach."

The "teach" part is demonstrated by the adult education and other workshops in fiction-writing technique that Wood's led for years -- and by her new book, The Pocket Muse: Ideas & Inspirations for Writing (Writer's Digest Books), a September/October Book Sense 76 pick.

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12 Sep

General Book Sense News -- And Exhortations

By Carl Lennertz

BIG!!! -- Bring photos of your 76 display to the Regional Shows!

This is so you can have a chance to win a color printer ... AND ... to have your photo considered for a portfolio to be shown to publishers over the next year.

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10 Sep

Beam Me Down Under -- Tony Horwitz Travels the Pacific in Search of Captain James Cook

When Tony Horwitz stepped off the plane to Savage Island, he knew almost nothing about the place.

He'd done this on purpose. As part of a year and a half-long journey throughout the Pacific following in the wake of 18th century explorer James Cook, Horwitz wanted at least one blank spot on the map -- a place that was truly terra incognita for a 21st century American author.

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10 Sep

Hugo Awards Announced

The Science Fiction Achievements, more popularly known as the Hugo Awards, were recently announced. Among the winners were:

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05 Sep

GMA's Reading Club Selection Is Another Book Sense Pick

While baseball's Oakland A's shoot for 21 in a row, Book Sense has its own literary streak going: For the seventh straight time, one of the network morning shows has selected a Book Sense 76 title as its book club feature.

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05 Sep

The Latest Bestseller Updates

By Carl Lennertz

Sales news from data gathered this week from 350 indies.

Hardcover fiction:

To watch:

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03 Sep

Network Morning Shows Continue to Wake Up to Book Sense

NBC's The Today Show has announced that the latest selection of its book club is A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel (Broadway Books). In its Doubleday hardcover edition, Kimmel's memoir of small town life was a Book Sense 76 Top Ten selection for the March/April 2001 list.

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29 Aug

Great Lakes Book Award Winners Announced

The winners of the 2002 Great Lakes Book Awards were recently announced. They are:

Fiction: The Dive from Clausen's Pier by Ann Packer (Knopf)

General: Lake Effect by Rich Cohen (Knopf)

Children's Medal Winner: Fair Weather by Richard Peck (Dial Press)

Children's Honor Book: The Shoe Tree of Chagrin by J. Patrick Lewis, illustrated by Chris Sheban (Creative Editions)

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29 Aug

The Book Sense Category Bestseller List: History

Based on the last four weeks of sales from over 350 independent bookstores across America.

Thanks to all the stores that report, the new expanded electronic reporting options, and the software our team here has built to sort and slice a ton of data according to BISAC categories, this is the latest of many subject category lists to run in BTW. These are intended as inventory checking tools for booksellers, alerts to publishers as to what’s selling, and lists that the media can run.

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22 Aug

Blue Moon Café Serves Up Authors Southern Style

Spicy Old Favorites, Tasty New Treats (and Glimpses of Crazy Uncles in the Parlor)

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22 Aug

Coast-to-Coast Independent Bookseller Favorite Debuts in Paperback

This week marks the trade paper publication of Leif Enger's Peace Like a River. The title was an independent bookseller favorite from the moment it was published. It was a No. 1 Book Sense 76 pick and won the 2002 Book Sense Book of the Year Award for fiction.

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22 Aug

The Book Sense Category Bestseller List: SF/Fantasy for Ages 9-12

Based on the last eight weeks of sales from over 350 independent bookstores across America.

Last week, we ran a list for teens and up, so here's one for the Middle Readers. Yes, Harry and Redwall appear on both lists, but there are a lot of great-selling, new and classic books for ages nine to 12. And kudos to Aladdin and their $2.95 paperback reissues.

Attention Media: Please contact Kristen Gilligan at kristen@bookweb.org for reprint guidelines for your newspaper or magazine.

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