from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The sale of books.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The employment of selling books.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The business of selling books.
* Although I don't think supermarkets becoming a major force in bookselling is a bad thing - most books today (O'Reilly computer manuals, Gillian McKeith's Votercise Yourself Thin And Immigrant-Free, Noam Chomsky's Spring Colouring Book 2005) go out of date faster than soup.
And the reach of bookselling is as deep and wide as it's ever been.
Remember a couple days back when we pointed out that (Moby pointed out that) the WaPo had started sending readers to Amazon, creating a defacto corporate partnership in a time of concern about how bookselling is killing publishing?
The proxy battle comes at a time when bookselling is being transformed by the rush to digital texts.
Independent bookselling is being reinvented in this way right now.
“My philosophy of bookselling is still forming,” acknowledges Kornegay.
As you may know (or not), bookselling is the lowest financial rung of retail.
The biggest change in bookselling I notice now as a customer is the huge increase in author appearances, booksigning events, poetry readings and the like.
I used to work in bookselling, and you'd see a few types of readers.
Don't you think that bookselling is such a relationship-driven industry that it's hard to apply simple formulas or categories?
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