Monday Book Review: Big Basic Cookbook by Kimberly Beeman


Big Basic Cookbook by Kimberly Beeman, available on Amazon.com. From the inside cover flap: Big Basic Cookbook is the standard everyday cookbook no kitchen should be without.  The recipes and the wealth of information make this cookbook indispensable for both beginning cooks and the more experienced. Millions of Americans learned to cook in the mid-20th century … Continue reading Monday Book Review: Big Basic Cookbook by Kimberly Beeman

Monday Book Review: Family Circle Step-by-Step Sensational Vegetable Recipes


  From the Book's description: Everyone knows that vegetables are healthy and a necessary part of our daily diet.  But not everyone knows just how delicious they can be.  Sensational Vegetable Recipes shows  you how to make great main meals from vegetables, as well as side dishes and delectable snacks.  There's also a chapter on quick … Continue reading Monday Book Review: Family Circle Step-by-Step Sensational Vegetable Recipes

Belated Borders


Absolutely stunning news.  Borders is closing, forever. Even if it is expected, as I'd been blogging about their financial troubles for hears across my different book blogs over the years. Frankly, i'm surprised they hung on this long. Borders has long been a favorite bookseller of mine.  Each city I moved to I would first … Continue reading Belated Borders

Borders to Pitch Skeptical Publishers


>From earlier in the month, http://www.PublishersWeekly.com stated At a meeting with publishers set for Wednesday morning, Borders Group will unveil its long-awaited restructuring plan, but unless it contains substantial new information, publishers are likely to remain skeptical about its chances for success. According to sources, Borders's conduct since it has filed for Chapter 11 has only … Continue reading Borders to Pitch Skeptical Publishers

With 39 Borders closing in California, indies look for opportunity


>By Wendy Werris, publishersweekly.com: Because California is losing more Borders stores than any other state in the country, the region's booksellers are uniquely poised to find ways to turn the ramifications of the bankruptcy proceedings to their advantage. "In the long run, the indies will benefit because there will be fewer outlets selling books," says … Continue reading With 39 Borders closing in California, indies look for opportunity

Borders Leaves Publishers Unimpressed, Pushes for Better Terms


>Borders Leaves Publishers Unimpressed, Pushes for Better Terms As reported in PW Daily yesterday, Borders was facing a skeptical publisher audience Wednesday when it presented its reorganization plan and by most accounts publishers came away unimpressed. One publisher said the restructuring plan is “filled with very optimistic assumptions. Very.” The meetings with the creditors committee … Continue reading Borders Leaves Publishers Unimpressed, Pushes for Better Terms

Borders Watch: Distribution Center Switch, Exec Incentives, New Terms Sought


>By Judith Rosen, http://www.publishersweekly.com: In its second turnabout within a week, Borders will close its Northeast distribution center in Carlisle, Pa., but keep the warehouse in LaVergne, Tenn., open for the foreseeable future, according to the Nashville Business Journal. Borders had announced in January that it would close the Tennessee facility this summer; it cut 216 jobs … Continue reading Borders Watch: Distribution Center Switch, Exec Incentives, New Terms Sought

Borders to Decide Fate of 75 Stores This Week


>by Judith Rosen, http://www.publishersweekly.com: In a brief conference call to vendors Friday afternoon, Borders CEO Mike Edwards said that the company will make a decision this week on whether or not to close 75 more stores, an option it reserved in its first-day filing to close 200 stores. If it decides to close more outlets, … Continue reading Borders to Decide Fate of 75 Stores This Week

Borders Meets with Publishers Over Terms


>Hopefully, this will help the  beleaguered bookstore. by Judith Rosen , http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/financial-reporting/article/46427-borders-meets-with-publishers-over-terms-conference-call-set.html Ahead of a conference call set for Friday afternoon to give vendors an update on its business plan and restructuring, Borders merchandise executive have been in New York this week negotiating with publishers to resume direct shipments to the embattled chain. At present, Ingram is … Continue reading Borders Meets with Publishers Over Terms

“Aside of Murder” Is FREE this week!


Excuse my bit of self-indulgence today.  Announcing my Novel, Aside of Murder, is offered FREE this week! Aside of Murder, https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/34429, will be FREE to download from March 6th to my birthday, March 12th! Use code RE100! Many formats available, kindle, nook, palm, html, rtf, etc. Code only good on Smashwords, link above! Available on:  Amazon’s Kindle Store, barnesandnoble NOOKbook … Continue reading “Aside of Murder” Is FREE this week!