Beyond the Bookstore

For this App Wednesday, we’re going old school – I’m letting you know of an actual book, with actual pages (gasp!) that will hopefully help you get rid of that closet full of books you’ve been trying to unload.

Although I have yet to read it, I came across this title, Beyond the Bookstore: How to Sell More Books Profitably to Non-Bookstore Marketsin an article I was reading. According to the author, $90 billion of book sales come from outside bookstores. So where are they coming from? Read the book to find out.

Here’s the Amazon review of the book. Pretty good, I would say.

Oh, and BTW, our first NANOWRIMO boot camp class will be this Sunday, August 21 at 2:00pm at A Real Bookstore in Fairview, Texas. We are gathering together to prepare ourselves for November, when we will undertake the task of writing a 50,000 word novel in one month. Suzanne Frank, Director of the Creative Writing program at SMU will be our presenter at this first meeting. She will be speaking of the importance of a strong plot. Afterward, we will all gather together to brainstorm, critique, and have a great time talking about our possible plots, story arcs, characters, etc that will fill the pages of our NANOWRIMO projects. If you live in the DFW area, we’d love for you to join us at A Real Bookstore. Best of all, it’s free!


Mark Fadden is a freelance writer and author whose latest, award-winning suspense thriller, The Brink, is now available as an eBook for Kindle and Barnes & Noble nook for only $2.99!

The Brink is a hell of a read.” – Bestselling author Sandra Brown

“Mark Fadden is a masterful storyteller.” – Writer’s Digest

“Mark Fadden is the next Dan Brown.” – Triple C Ranch Book Club, Southlake, Texas

Check out The Brink and Mark’s other books at

2 Responses

  1. Dear Mark, I just saw a TV ad on CBS about a detective with total recall on a new show being released called Unforgettable.
    Was this idea stolen from you???? Kathleen

    • Hey Kathleen, no it wasn’t stolen. Unfortunately, and fortunately, ideas and characteristics of characters can’t be copyrighted. For example, Rocky is about a down and out fighter given a second chance. The Fighter is also about a fighter given a second chance. Sooner or later, ideas will come full circle and characters will be similar to each other. It just happens.

      Great to hear from you! Hope all is well!

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