Category: Announcements

time sensitive news and announcements

BiblioDirect has a new look!

In mid-July, BiblioDirect unveiled a new look that improves upon the basic site design it has had since its inception a little over a year ago. Here’s what is new or improved at http://www.BiblioDirect.com — Softer, easier-on-the-eyes colors. — The basic…

ChooseBooks.com has been busy adding new services this summer

Booksellers now have the option of: – choosing to have ChooseBooks.com process credit card or institutional IPO orders. – setting their shipping matrix so that relevant taxes [state or VAT] are automatically calculated and added during the checkout process. –…

Proposed Reference Book Workshop, Fall 2003

A comment in a recent IOBA email thread occasions an offer to all- About 1-1/2 years ago, under the auspices of the IOBA, I hosted a ‘reference book familiarity’ seminar/workshop here at my shop–an opportunity for those in attendance to…

Early Registrants Get Perks at Left Coast Crime 2004

Feb. 19-22 in Monterey, CA Early registrants for Left Coast Crime 2004 not only save (cost is $150 vs. $175 after October 20) but also get first consideration for panel slots. The LCC convention for mystery authors and aficionados includes…

2003 Macavity Award Nominees Named

Members of Mystery Readers International (MRI) named 19 nominees for 2003 Macavity Awards. The Macavity Award is named for the “mystery cat” of T.S. Eliot (Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats). Each year MRI members nominate and vote for their…

2003 DIY Book Festival Open To Independent Publishers, Authors

The 2003 DIY Book Festival reports that its annual gala awards ceremony honoring independent authors and publishers will benefit the Beyond Baroque Literary Center of Venice, California. (DIY = Do It Yourself, of course.) The 35-year old landmark bookstore/performance space/publisher…

Book Seminars and Book Towns

The smell of the North Texas plains is the dusty scent of dried grass, mesquite bushes and ancient live oaks towering over red brick courthouses of the county seats. Archer City, however, also offers the complex, rich odor of aging…

The Supreme Court Upholds the Children’s Internet Protection Act

On June 23, 2003, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down its decision in United States v. American Library Association. The decision upheld the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) against a challenge based on the First Amendment to the U.S.…