Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Welcome to MoonLit

Hello Booksellers and welcome to MoonLit, Llewellyn’s blog for the trade.

Ever reminisce about what brought you to the book biz? While it’s not the most lucrative industry, it’s never dull either, especially these days. Obviously, most of us involved in this time-honored trade care deeply about promoting ideas, ideologies, and new perspectives that just might change someone’s life—or change the world.

To be honest, these lofty ideals are not really what brought me here. I’m a fiction junkie for the most part. Really, any book that tells a good story satisfies. (A couple of my fave Llewellyn titles are House of Spirits and Whispers and The Sin Eater’s Last Confessions. Both absolutely riveting!)

At the heart of what draws any of us to this unpredictable and endlessly exciting business is, most certainly, a love of books. Along with this passion, booksellers and publishers share many of the same goals. We’re in this together, right? There’s undoubtedly a lot we can learn from each other.

MoonLit offers a chance for us to really connect with you, our selling partners, develop an understanding of your unique needs and challenges, and build a healthy relationship beneficial to us all. We consider it a forum to offer support, guidance, and resources—all with the purpose of helping retailers grow, thrive, and navigate the twisty-turny, ever-changing marketplace.

We also hope MoonLit will spark a productive exchange between booksellers. Anecdotes, advice for newbies, debates, words of inspiration, and laments are all welcome here.

Have an idea for a blog topic? Please join the conversation and leave a comment. And be sure to come back soon!


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