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Part One: BookTrib Q&A with Bestselling Author Lisa Gardner

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There’s something great about reading the next book in a series – it’s like an exciting new adventure with an old friend. You know all their secrets, passions and dreams; and, even though some time has passed since you were last together, when you open that book cover it’s as though you’d never been apart. This is what bestselling author Lisa Gardner accomplishes in her Detective D.D. Warren series: she has made it her specialty to take us to places we never thought we’d go. Look For Me, sees the return of both beloved Detective D.D. Warren and Flora Dane, the victim-turned-vigilante from Find Her and takes them on a case involving the brutal deaths of an entire family, with one teenager missing. It may…

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What Does Amazon’s Same-Day Delivery Mean for the Book Industry?

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Amazon.com has been both a benefit and a drawback to us over the years. Yes, two-day shipping is great, plus you can find pretty much anything on their site. At the same time, local and family owned businesses are losing out on much-needed support and customers. Shopping local is also better for the environment. Over the years, Amazon.com has tried to introduce same-day delivery service, and while this has worked in some places, it’s always been understood that geographically, they can’t be in all places at once. But when it comes to book deliveries, that might not be the case anymore. In an interview with with Book Business, Jon Conley, the CEO of Borderland Advisors who has been in the…

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In Case You Missed It: You Can Physically Walk into This Amazon Bookstore!

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In the world of OMG-I-had-no-idea-this-existed, Amazon has an actual brick-and-mortar bookstore in Seattle, WA. Located in the same city as the Amazon headquarters, the store actually opened in November 2015! It doesn’t matter if this is kind of old news, this bookstore looks pretty awesome. The books are displayed face-out to make shopping more pleasant on the eye, and books aren’t just sorted by category — they’re sorted by their Amazon ranking/reviews! Plus, the books are pretty cheap; if they’re on sale online, then they’re on sale in the store as well. While you might not have the quirky selections you can get in an independent bookstore, the books are organized according to what’s popular based on rank and ratings,…

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