When Booksellers Go, uh, Unexpurgated

February 3rd, 2006 · No Comments
by Booksquare

We’re going to say straight up that we don’t believe a new mission statement makes for a new mission, but we are always pleased when the publishing industry looks forward. The New England Booksellers Association has set forth an ambitious plan and created some interesting goals to achieve them:

The committee also calls on NEBA to increase member competitiveness through better communication, including unexpurgated blogs, and a program for in-store peer review.

We will spend the rest of our day wondering how “unexpurgated” blogs will fit into the mix. We have unfortunate visions at the moment, and surely do not anticipate that NEBA will go down that path. Of course, we were wrong in 1992, so we shouldn’t be sanguine.

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