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Browse a Bookshop

Browse a Bookshop

After having a lovely response for our Bookshop Advent where 24 bookshops sent us answers to some Christmas related questions I thought I could expand it into a questionnaire/interview format and ask bookshops to talk about themselves. After thinking a wee bit, chatting with some bookshops and putting together some questions I decided to go …

Mailing List
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Mailing List

Recently I’ve been able to forward quite a few offers for signed bookplates and other things for indie bookshops through the twitter account and this is great but doesn’t reach a lot of people. I’ve also become increasingly frustrated with some publishing houses and how their adverts for new and upcoming books only have one …

Where Do We Go From Here?
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Where do we go from here?

In the first twelve months of this blog I’ve added 1100+ bookshops to the bookshop list, made three Twitter lists for bookshops/publishers/events, written 186 blog posts, had over 10K blog visits, tweeted over 10K times and now have over 5000 followers on Twitter. I’ve been really enjoying the ride as well, meeting and chatting to …

The Hobbit
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Reviews vs. Ratings

There’s been a lot of discussion on Twitter lately on a lot of different things re. ARCs, positive reviews, book bloggers, and their intentions when picking up books to review so I thought I would add my tuppence to it. I, like most of the bloggers I chat with and follow, buy most of the …

Growth
Slow Blogging
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Slow Blogging

I was again starting to plan out an aggressive timetable of blog and social media posts to help me become a ‘successful’ blogger with a ‘successful’ blog. Filling all the metrics of hits, likes and client interactions. These are the things the Internet and ‘people’ tell you are required to be a good and successful …

A Murder of Crows
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A Blag Of Booksellers

Collective Noun   In linguistics, a collective noun refers to a collection of things taken as a whole. Most collective nouns in everyday speech are mundane and not specific to just one kind, such as the word “group”, which is applied to “people” in the phrase “a group of people”, but is also applied to …