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The Resource Indies under fire, by Jacob Bricca and Jonathan Crosby, (electronic resource)

Indies under fire, by Jacob Bricca and Jonathan Crosby, (electronic resource)

Label
Indies under fire
Title
Indies under fire
Statement of responsibility
by Jacob Bricca and Jonathan Crosby
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This gripping documentary chronicles the devastating effect of giant book chains on the country's independent bookstores. During the golden years of the independents, there were 5,200 members of the American Booksellers Association -- today there are fewer than 3,000. To illustrate this erosion, the film focuses on several leading independent California bookstores, such as Printers, Inc. and Bookshop Santa Cruz, which had flourished for over twenty years. The film depicts their struggles to stay afloat. Traditionally, these stores have offered their customers a wide choice of material, not willing to have their stock selection be governed principally by bottom line considerations. They have represented an outlet for the works of new and unheralded authors. Today, major publishing houses often submit manuscripts by new authors to chain store executives who decide whether the book, if published, would be given shelf space. If the answer is negative, the author may not be published. At a city council meeting in Capitola, citizens voice their opinions on whether to allow a Borders into their town. Representatives of Borders give their point of view. They maintain that consumers should be allowed their choice of shopping venues. Printers, Inc. went out of business during the filming of this documentary, as well as several other small bookstores that appear in the film. By giving bookstore owners, employees, customers, executives, civic leaders and an industry analyst a chance to express their viewpoints, the film allows the viewer to appraise the threat that giant chains pose for American culture and diversity
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bricca, Jacob
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Crosby, Jonathan
Runtime
57
Series statement
Global business and economics in video
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bookstores
  • Independent bookstores
Target audience
general
Label
Indies under fire, by Jacob Bricca and Jonathan Crosby, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?BUSV;1641306
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1641306/busv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (57 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781503406896
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781503406896
  • (OCoLC)747796651
Video recording format
other
Label
Indies under fire, by Jacob Bricca and Jonathan Crosby, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?BUSV;1641306
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1641306/busv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (57 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781503406896
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781503406896
  • (OCoLC)747796651
Video recording format
other

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