| Sep 28, 2013
| 4:23 AM
Freebie Friday morphs into Shopping Saturday! Our fabulous freebie free-for-all goes coupon crazy so you can save at your all fave stores. Plus, I have loads of savings on fun things to do, and dining deals, too, so you can keep on saving right through...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 9:26 AM
The Southern California Independent Booksellers Assn. -- SCIBA -- celebrated its favorite books of the last year and got to know some writers with books on the way Friday night at its 2013 Authors Feast.
The event includes the SCIBA Awards, a look...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Novelist and independent bookseller Jaime Clarke has, like many writers before him, launched a website tied to the promotion of his new book. "Vernon Downs" will be available from Amazon in April 2014, but his website urges readers to consider pre-...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 6:01 PM
On the brick storefront, the words Cliff's Books remain in big, black, bold type. The building's doors are locked, but through the window you can see the bookshelves up against the walls, face to face, on their side — all empty.
A couple walk by,...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 1:27 PM
It's not hard to find an author at a bookstore: Just go during the early evening and look for the person squinting under the bright lights, reading to a small crowd of people seated in folding chairs. But on Small Business Saturday, the roles will be...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 2:49 PM
The naughty writers have struck back.
Yesterday, Jacket Copy's Carolyn Kellogg reported on Amazon, Kobo and other e-book retailers' cracking down on self-published erotica on their websites, attempting to remove titles of works that depict incest,...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 2:10 PM
An outcry over extreme content in self-published e-books -- depicting rape, incest and other illegal sex acts -- has led Amazon, Kobo and other online booksellers to reconsider how those books are sold on their sites. While self-published authors of...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"A woman is a woman till the day she dies. But a man's a man only as long as he can," said Moms Mabley.
FINALLY, because good documentaries take a long time to put together and produce, we will get to see Whoopi Goldberg's historical presentation of...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 10:28 AM
Here’s something to consider when you’re Christmas shopping for that teen or young adult in your family.
Yes, young people spend a lot of time reading and writing short messages on their smartphones, or listening to music and playing games...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Not long ago the writer Sherman Alexie missed one of his readings, standing up fans at the Queen Anne Book Company, a store in Seattle.
"It was Little League season and I completely spaced out," Alexie said. "I owed them a big atonement." The bookstore'...
| Nov 30, 2013
A movement started by Seattle author Sherman Alexie has made its way to South Florida: Big-name authors will work in bookstores in support of Small Business Saturday.
Dave Barry and nine others will be at the Coral Gables Books and Books (265 Aragon...