Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Touring a Bookstore

Every writer should tour a bookstore in the company of a manager. Did this yesterday for a class. The manager had 24 years' experience in the business. Bookstore facts:A new book's lifespan on the displays "up front" is seven to 21 days. The book then moves to "the stacks" or regular shelving.A new book's lifespan in the stacks is 90 days.After 90 days the bookstore and publisher begin the