How to choose a bookstore for your book?
If you’re like me, you’re probably wondering: Which one are the best?
It’s a difficult question, as the best ones are often different than the ones you find on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
Luckily, the people who run our own online bookstore, Lifeway Books, have a good answer for you.
In this episode of Polygon’s book reviews, we talk with the co-founders of Lifeway, the publisher of The Best Books of 2014 and The Best of 2017, about the different stores that have influenced the way we read books.
We’ll talk about what the industry has taught us over the past decade or so about online bookstores, how to select the best store for you, and how to make sure that your books make it into the hands of readers.
What is online book retailing?
What is a “best-seller”?
What is “best seller-quality”?
How do we measure the quality of a book?
How much do we expect readers to pay?
We talk with co-founder and co-CEO, Rob Taylor, about all of this and more in this episode.
What are the three “big three” stores in the world that sell best-sellers?
We speak with Michael Meehan, the president of the Association of Booksellers and Authors, about that.
Why should you be shopping online?
We’re going to get to that in a minute.
But first, let’s talk about the “best sellers.”
If you’re a book geek, you might already know that The Best Of 2016 and The Top 10 books of 2017 are both listed as the “Best Books of 2016” and “Top 10 Books of 2017.”
But is there a second, smaller, category of best sellers that has not yet been listed on Amazon?
Why is this important?
We’re going on the hunt for answers to these questions, and we want to hear from you!
We also ask a question of the most important:What makes a book good?
We’ll be taking a closer look at how bookstores define “good” and why that matters.
We want to know what you think about The Best Best of 2018 and The 10 Best Books You Should Buy this Holiday.
We ask the question:What does the term “bestseller” mean to you?
We’ll also talk about our favorite bookstores and the ways in which they are influencing the way that we read.
We’ll also be asking readers what they think of the book industry and what they would like to see happen in the future.
We’re all very excited about this episode!
Tell us what you like and dislike about it in the comments.
And as always, if you’re looking for a book, get in touch.
You can reach out to us at [email protected].