Saturday, July 30, 2016

Book list

From the Release Your Writing website, which I am retiring soon:
Helen Gallagher is author or contributor to:

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Computer Ease
Price: $14.95 
  Lonely Planet Traveler's Tales
Price: $16.95
  Release Your Writing
Price: $16.95 
All of these books are available through the publisher at links above, through major online retailers, or direct from the author, Helen Gallagher, at

Friday, July 1, 2016

If Barnes & Noble closes stores...

The New Republic has an important article on the last great bookstore chain, Barnes and Noble.

"If Barnes & Noble were to shut its doors, Amazon, independent bookstores, and big-box retailers like Target and Walmart would pick up some of the slack. But not all of it. Part of the reason is that book sales are driven by “showrooming,” the idea that most people don’t buy a book, either in print or electronically, unless they’ve seen it somewhere else—on a friend’s shelf, say, or in a bookstore. Even on the brink of closing, Barnes & Noble still accounts for as much as 30 percent of all sales for some publishing houses."
Link to full article: Pulp Friction