Barnes and Noble Archives - Joanna Campbell Slan

The Future of rhe Publishing Industry

Last night I did a signing at the Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Reston. I spoke to a lovely and enthusiastic crowd. We were seated near the children’s book section. Out of the corner of my eye I noticed a young lady, at most maybe eleven years old, watching me and listening in. Eventually she […]

Bits and Pieces for Friday

Here’s a round-up of information, ideas, quotes and trends you’ll want to explore: 1. Trade Paperbacks Surge in Popularity http://tinyurl.com/dmr83k A mass market paperback is one of those smaller paperbacks like you buy in a drugstore. A trade paperback is larger, maybe 5 x 7 inches or 6 x 8, inches and it’s almost a […]

Travels with Joe: What It's Like to Follow J.A. Konrath Around for a Day Visiting Booksellers

Despite the fact he was recovering from the stomach flu, Joe (aka JA) Konrath made it clear we’d hit the ground here in St. Louis with my SUV tires spinning. We managed to visit 11 bookstores and one library in six hours. (I think…I have to admit my head was spinning almost as much as […]

One Book at a Time

My friend Angie Fox told me that she read this startling statistic in USA Today: 85% of all Americans want to write a book. Wow. That’s…that’s just an enormous number. I’ve been thinking a lot about how to make this blog special. As many of you know, I also blog over at http://killerhobbies.blogspot.com/ with six […]