Thursday, September 16, 2004
The Blog, The Press, The Media: On Selling (What Else?) Books
Nicki Leone, manager of Bristol Books in Wilmington, North Carolina, was recently invited by author M.J. Rose (The Halo Effect, Mira) to be a "guest blogger" on Rose's Weblog. Leone's assignment: To "write about anything related to getting books read." Thanks to Nicki Leone and M.J. Rose for allowing BTW to share with our readers this lighthearted look at the extent to which a bookseller will go to sell a book.
• Oh, we booksellers are certainly defenders of free speech, but honey, that don't pay the light bill
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