Indies rebel! When people think of small independent bookstores, one can now count them as a conglomeration. Gone are the days of just selling books. Many are trending toward a publishing arm, or leg, considering those who have stomped out Barnes and Noble’s Sterling imprint from their shelves. Read more about this indie movement from Publishers Weekly. What’s good for the giant is good for all the Davids in this fight. Others are catching on, taking a bite into the pie for self-preservation. In January, Sterling was offered on the auction block, according to the Wall Street Journal. A sign of the times?
Releasing in August 2012 – Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs To Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear by Carrie Goldman (HarperOne: HarperCollins). Not just for the teen parent, as Goldman points out, whose own daughter was a target for daring to take a non-gender appropriate thermos to school. The book will be a welcome addition to the topic, shedding light from her personal perspective. Goldman also writes a blog, Portrait of Adoption.