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January 2022

Bookstore Consignment Advice

By |January 12th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

In addition to my role as the events manager at Roundabout Books, I am also the consignment manager. I can, and will, write several blogs about this topic, but to start, I want to give some brief advice to authors interested in consignment with a bookstore. If the guidelines say they accept "local" authors and give a distance range, expect that you living in another state might be reason they decline your book. If you self-published and there are grammar errors in the online synopsis, I have to assume that there are errors in the book. If you drop off [...]

Julie’s Favorite Books 2021

By |January 9th, 2022|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

I read twenty-five books (not including manuscripts) in 2021. These are my nine favorite books of the year. Links to purchase from Roundabout Books are included below.  What are your favorite books of 2021? Game Changer, Neal Shusterman “Readers who were obsessed with the Scythe series will not be disappointed by Game Changer. Ash is a high school football player who is oblivious to the world around him until he takes a big hit on the field. He enters another dimension where everything is off, from the school mascot to how his friends are treated. If you loved Scythe because of [...]

What It Takes To Have A Successful Bookstore Event

By |January 6th, 2022|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

This post originally appeared on Hybrid Pub Scout on October 14, 2019. I’ve worked at four bookstores: Barnes & Noble in Bend, OR; Barnes & Noble in Reno, NV; Amazon Books in Portland, OR; and Roundabout Books in Bend, OR. In over five years as a bookseller, department manager, special orders manager, and now events manager, I’ve seen bookstores small and large fail and leave. I’ve seen bookstores sell more electronics, games, gifts, and tchotchkes than books. There’s One Constant In The Bookstores Where I’ve Worked—Author Events. Customers want to meet authors and hear about the process of writing the [...]

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