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20 Nov

Wi8 Website Features Growing List of Authors

A new feature of the Winter Institute website this year is a special page featuring biographical information for the many authors scheduled to take part in the three days of educational programming and in the ever-popular author receptions.

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01 May

Children’s Institute Registration Extended

ABA has extended registration for the Children’s Institute at BookExpo America until May 11. An additional but limited number of spaces at the June 6 day-long event are now open exclusively to booksellers at ABA member stores; they are expected to sell out quickly.

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29 May

The June “Now in Paperback” Flier & Shelf-Talkers

The June Indie Next List’s 12 “Now in Paperback” titles are featured with bookseller quotes on a downloadable flier and shelf-talkers.

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19 Jul

New York’s Sen. Schumer Calls on DOJ to Drop E-Book Suit

In an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, New York Senator Charles Schumer, a Democrat, called on the Department of Justice to drop its lawsuit against Apple and five major publishers for allegedly colluding to raise prices on e-books.

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05 Sep

ABA to Focus on E-Books and Literacy at Heartland and NEIBA Shows

At the Heartland Fall Forum and the NEIBA Fall Conference, both from October 3 - 5, ABA will be presenting the education sessions  “E-Books and Independent Bookstores” and  “Meeting the Literacy Needs of Your Community.”

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03 Oct

October 12 Deadline for Drabyak Fellowship Nominations

The deadline for nominations for the Joe Drabyak Frontline Fellowship to Winter Institute 8 is Friday, October 12.

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02 Nov

Penguin and Random House to Merge

On Monday, October 29, Pearson and Bertelsmann confirmed plans to merge their trade publishing groups. The new company will be called Penguin Random House and will include all the English, Spanish, and Portuguese language interests of both the Penguin Group and Random House.

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20 Nov

World Book Night Host Store Agreements Due December 1

Stores that wish to participate in the 2013 celebration of World Book Night in the U.S. must return a Host Store Marketing Agreement by December 1.

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02 May

Tattered Cover’s Neil Strandberg to Join ABA

The American Booksellers Association announced this week that Neil Strandberg, a longtime staff member at Denver’s Tattered Cover Book Store, would be joining the association in the newly created position of Director of Member Technology, on Monday, May 7.

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30 May

World Book Night Gets High Marks

Survey results released this week by World Book Night show a high level of satisfaction with the experience among this year’s givers.

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