A Bookstore With A Mission: Profile of Janifer Wilson, Owner of Sisters Uptown

Operating a bookstore in an age of digital media is not easy. The book industry is a business that is in transition. Those who see it from a closer standpoint are bookstore owners. I had the opportunity to interview Janifer Wilson, the owner of Sisters Uptown Bookstore. Located in the Harlem/Washington Heights area, Sisters has been open for 13 years. I spoke with Janifer about how she has been able to successfully maintain this endeavor, and tend to the needs of the community as well. Polite On Society: What is the bookstore business like nowadays? Janifer Wilson: The bookstore business...

“Can I Have Your Authorgraph?”

There are a number of challenges that go along with the shift from print to digital format. One of the most confounding things for authors who want to go the digital route is, how does one sign a digital book? Well, Authorgraph has the answer. It is a service that allows an author to digitally sign a copy of their e-book. You are no longer left out if you prefer e-books over print ones if you want a signature. For those that purchase the Kindle version of my latest book, The Poetic Ruminations of Mr. Born Nice, I do have...