This is a scary time to have a small business. A really scary time. Our plan had been to concentrate on library sales next year because libraries don’t return books and retailers do. I think this is still a good idea but I know that local governments are cutting their budgets everywhere and I’m sure libraries will be one of the first places to feel the cuts.

The second thing that we planned to do was to cut back on events. All the events we attended this year seemed to be feeling the pinch already with lower attendance and less sales.

But now I’m wondering if these adjustments are enough or if we need to reconsider other measures as well. Our sales have been better than last year but the boost we expected to get from the new releases has been a bit muted. I’m pretty sure most of the titles would have sold better under better conditions.