2018 Heartland Fall Forum Preview

The Heartland Fall Forum is the premiere gathering place for those interested in independent bookstores throughout the Midwest. Hosted jointly by the Midwest Independent Booksellers Association and the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association, the conference represents 12 states and nearly 350 independent bookstores, … Continue reading 2018 Heartland Fall Forum Preview

10 Things You Could Be Doing Other than Playing Pokémon Go

Anna Weir is a publicist who still owns a Gameboy Color. The new augmented reality game has augmented everyday life. It seems the only activity people can talk about lately is playing Pokémon Go. I can see the appeal, I really can. It’s new. It’s fun. It brings back childhood memories that, like the rest of the 90s, many kids from that decade thought were long behind them. Moreover, it gets people out and about. Local businesses, ministries, libraries, and parks have their opened doors as hotspots, inviting this new crowd of potential customers into their “gyms.” Just the other … Continue reading 10 Things You Could Be Doing Other than Playing Pokémon Go

The Marketeers Club: AAUP Residency, Chicago Edition

The last time I was in Chicago, my favorite store was American Girl Place. So when I found out my AAUP residency application was approved I was excited to see the city again, this time without my Samantha but with a new job title and eagerness to learn how the University of Chicago Press varied from UNP. My initial intentions when applying for the AAUP Residency Program centered on the growing importance of social media in business practices. I wanted to gain a better understanding of university press publishing as well as network with a university press with the prestige … Continue reading The Marketeers Club: AAUP Residency, Chicago Edition