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Publisher-run bookstores: A new trend?

Publisher-run bookstores: A new trend?

We talked to Sarah MacLachlan, President and Publisher of House of Anansi, and Meghan MacDonald, Director of Digital Product Development and Consumer Insights at Penguin Random House Canada, to learn more about what made these two publishers enter the brick-and-mortar bookstore business. 

Podcast: Publishers enter the bookstore game

Podcast: Publishers enter the bookstore game

Publishers opening their own physical bookstores seems to be all the rage these days. We sit down with two Canadian publishers to talk about their new shops and why they've decided to take the plunge into brick-and-mortar.

Podcast: How an 11-minute podcast can change a book's life

This week’s episode is very meta, in that it’s a podcast about podcasting. If your mind is still intact after being so spectacularly blown, and if you’re interested in how podcasting can help you build a relationship with your audience, then you should definitely give it a listen.

The talk is from Anshuman Iddamsetty, who up until recently hosted Hazlitt Magazine’s book podcast, The Arcade. (It was retired after more than 50 stirring episodes.) In his Tech Forum talk, he explains the unique power of sound and how it’s the ideal medium for fostering intimacy, trust, and loyalty.