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    Beaverdale Books

    Alice Meyers talked about Beaverdale Books, an independent bookstore in Des Moines, Iowa, that features a special "local authors "section. She also talked about the importance of…

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    Panel Discussion on Multicultural Book Publishing

    Panelists talked about alternative approaches, including library acquisitions, alternative book distribution, book festivals, and developing the educational book market, to increase public…

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    Lemuria Books

    Joe Hickman talked about Lemuria Books in Jackson, Mississippi, an independent bookstore specializing in first editions. Mr. Hickman showed items from Lemuria’s collection…

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    Tour of Simon and Schuster

    BookTV toured the book publisher Simon and Schuster and spoke with many of the people involved in guiding a book from acquisition to publication. The tour included interviews with…

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    Left Bank Books

    Co-Owner Kris Kleindienst talked about Left Bank Books in St. Louis, Missouri. Founded in 1969, Left Bank Books is an independently-owned bookstore offering both new and used…

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    Panel Discussion on Creating Books

    Panelists talked about how a book is created. The panelists included Lin Enger, author of The High Divide; Kathy Pories and Ina Stern of Algonquin Books; literary agent P.J. Mark; and…

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    Panel Discussion on the Book Business

    Panelists talked about the future of bricks and mortar book retailers. The panelists included Oren Teicher, chief executive officer of the American Booksellers Association; Mike…

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    James Patterson on Independent Bookselling

    James Patterson and other panelists talked about the book business and Mr. Patterson’s intention to give $1 million in grants to independent bookstores.  The panel,…

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    Panel Discussion on Technology and Publishing

    Panelists talked about how technology is affecting publishing content. The panelists included Adeena Karasick, media and communications professor, Fordham University; Ralph Rivera,…

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    Interview with Oren Teicher

    Oren Teicher talked about the state of independent bookstores in the U.S. and the gains that independent stores have made since 2004.

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    Ken Sanders Rare Books

    Ken Sanders talked about some of his book collections at Ken Sanders Rare Books, including books from authors Wallace Stegner, B. Traven, and Everett Rues. Ken Sanders, who appraises…

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    Panel Discussion on Publishing

    Panelists talked about the challenges of publishing in 2014 and suggested strategies for publishing the literature produced by Black writers. Topics included self-publishing, online…

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    Panel Discussion on the Book Industry

    Panelists talked about the book industry and connecting authors and readers. "Connecting Authors and Readers" was a panel at the James Michener Non-Fiction Pavilion at the 2014…

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    Atelier 6000 Printmaking and Book Arts Studio

    Interim Executive Director Julie Winter talked about Atelier 6000, Bend, Oregon’s local printmaking and book arts studio, where local authors and artists come together to combine text…

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    Copyright for Writers

    Marie Breaux talked about the history of authors' rights and argued that copyright law would likely need to be revised due to the creation of Creative Commons and other platforms. This…

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    Self-Publishing Book Expo

    An overview of the current status of the self-publishing industry in the U.S., featuring input from the organizer and presenters at the fifth annual Self-Publishing Book Expo, held at the…

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    Village Books

    Chuck Robinson, co-owner of Village Books in Bellingham, Washington, talked about the literary scene of Bellingham and the contributions of Village Books. C-SPAN’s Local Content…

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    Bison Bookbinding and Letterpress

    Kevin Nelson, co-owner of Bison Bookbinding and Letterpress, told the story of how he and his wife started the business, and showed how stationary is created using their 19th century…

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    Literati Bookstore

    Owners Hilary and Mike Gustafson talked about Literati Book Store, an independent bookstore in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They spoke about their business philosophy and argued that digital…

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    Book Discussion on Without Copyrights

    Robert Spoo talked about his book, Without Copyrights: Piracy, Publishing, and the Public Domain, in which he discusses the clashes between authors, publishers, and literary pirates over…

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