- ““Cross-merchandising is Retail 101, and it’s hard to do in a typical bookstore,” said Peter Hildick-Smith, president of the Codex Group, which analyzes the book industry. “Indigo found a way to create an extra aura around the book-buying experience, by creating a physical extension of what you’re reading about.”” “How a Canadian Chain Is Reinventing Book Selling”
- “As a result, authors and publishers have grown increasingly wary of stepping into cultural minefields. Many are turning to sensitivity readers to help them identify potential cultural pitfalls before publication. Still, some free speech advocacy groups worry that the environment has gotten so heated that it could lead to self-censorship.” “She Pulled Her Debut Book When Critics Found It Racist. Now She Plans to Publish.”
- Man, I love book covers. (Featured image of this post is from Emily Skaja’s Brute: Poems.) The 16 Best Book Covers of April
- “This is Gay Magazine, culture, provocatively. Welcome to our conversation.” YASSS!