An ICv2 Release.  ICv2 is pleased to announce the addition of a new weekly column to Bates' 'I Think I Can Manage, Thank You.'  ICv2 Publisher Milton Griepp explained the move.  'Bates has been a frequent contributor to the Talk Back section of,' he said, 'and we were impressed with the wit and wisdom of his comments, so we asked him to share his thoughts on industry topics on a regular basis.' 


Bates has been a retailer for over 18 years.  He manages Bookery Fantasy in Fairborn, Ohio, a million dollar, two-store operation with 5900 square feet of selling space and over 10,000 square feet total.


Bates' new column will appear weekly on Wednesdays in the Talk Back section of (see 'I Think I Can Manage, Thank You').