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Small Bookshops and E-Readers


I’ve just stumbled upon some potentially great news, starting this month it looks like small bookstores will be able to break into the e-book market, this is thanks to a new deal between ABA (American Booksellers Association) and Kobo. Through this deal indie bookstores will be able to sell Kobo e-readers and accessories in their stores, and the store will then gain a profit from any kobos that, that store sold.
Kobo which has never held many American consumers is hoping to use this as a way to spring board into a higher state of public awareness.
I just wish that I would be able convince the owners of my shop to try this out with Kobo, I’m not too hopeful as we’re not allowed to have a website or even a facebook page.

 

 
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Posted by on September 29, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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The Rage- Irish Crime at its Best


Rating 4.5 stars
Good crime novels have always been a particular favorite of mine, something about incurable rogues will always delight me, and on top of that I do have a wee bit of an Irish obsession. This most likely due to my heritage and the fact that there is little better in this world than a nice bottle of John Jameson. The other day an advanced reader copy of The Rage came into the bookshop I work at and now I can add another thing to the list of things I love, the books of Gene Kerrigan.

Mr Kerrigan has written a wonderful, quickly paced story with incredibly well designed and intriguing characters. A former nun hiding from a shameful past within a monastery, a decent cop who tries to toe the line, and a street hood fresh out of prison and looking for the big score, no more petty jobs for him.

Gene Kerrigan also does a fantastic job of transporting the reader into a modern day Ireland, without over romanticizing the land by over-embellishing the land with a few too many emerald-green glens like other authors have been wont to do.

The only problem there might have been with this books was I finished it far too quickly, and I am eagerly looking forward to reading more from this author.

The Rage
by Gene Kerrigan
ISBN 9781846552564

 
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Posted by on September 26, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Slackstory Shakespeare


Do you ever feel as though Shakespeare just doesn’t reach the kids like it used to? That some how the deeper themes of Othello go right over your 6 year old’s head? Never fear our friends over at Slackstory.com have you covered. They worked tirelessly to bring us the titles that need to be published, and if we lived in a perfect world, these books would be on every kid in America’s bookshelf.

http://slacktory.com/2011/12/shakespeares-plays-as-kids-books/

 
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Posted by on December 18, 2011 in miscellany, Uncategorized

 

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