Advocacy

11 Jan

GOP Plan to Repeal the Affordable Care Act Might Be Stalled

Sen. Rand Paul has urged the Republican majority in Congress to only repeal the Affordable Care Act when a replacement is ready.

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09 Jan

ABA Supports Freedom to Publish Yiannopoulos Book

ABA has joined a statement criticizing efforts to force Simon & Schuster to cancel plans to publish a book by right-wing firebrand Milo Yiannopoulos.

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04 Jan

BTW News Briefs

We Need Diverse Books publishes first anthology; HarperCollins takes full ownership of HarperCollins Brasil; International Dublin Literary Award nominations announced

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04 Jan

Hope for the New Year

In the face of growing ideological polarization, bookstores offer hope for the future, writes ABFE Director Chris Finan.

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03 Jan

Sales Tax Roundup: Amazon to Begin Collecting Sales Tax in Three More States

On January 1, Amazon began collecting and remitting sales tax on in-state purchases in Iowa, Louisiana, and Nebraska.

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20 Dec

New York Times Op-Ed Contributor: Time Has Come for Honest Conversation About Digital Monopolies

New York Times op-ed contributor Jonathan Taplin calls into question the market dominance of Facebook, Google, Apple, and Amazon, especially in comparison to the proposed AT&T–Time Warner merger.

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19 Dec

Advocates for Independent Business Holds First Summit in D.C.

How to ensure that the voice of indie businesses is heard on both the national and local levels was the focus at the first Advocates for Independent Business Summit, held last week in Washington, D.C.

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14 Dec

BTW News Briefs

Nominations sought for Anna Dewdney Read Together Award; Screen-Free Week to partner with Children’s Book Week; LendingTree launches Small Business Grant Competition; New York Public Library and Macmillan partner for new publishing program; Publishers Lunch introduces Monthly Buzz Books; Binc receives $10,000+ holiday donation from Ingram; Chronicle Books announces leadership changes; Andy LeCount to join HarperCollins; 2017 PEN longlists announced

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14 Dec

Winter Institute Book Drive to Benefit Three Minneapolis-Based Organizations

Booksellers attending Winter Institute this January are invited to donate books to any of three Minneapolis-based charities.

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07 Dec

BTW News Briefs

Authors United merges with Authors Guild; First Book and Penguin Random House to give 550,000 books to kids this holiday season; Ingram Content Group announces new associates; Elizabeth Scarpelli named director of University of Cincinnati Press; PEN America Literary Awards releasing longlists this week; National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize finalists announced; Five audiobooks garner Grammy nominations; Submissions for Grateful American Book Prize open January 1

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07 Dec

Around Indies

Chicago booksellers respond to new report on Amazon; R.J. Julia to operate Wesleyan University Bookstore; Books Are Magic coming to Brooklyn, BookCourt leaving; Stax Discount Books opens in Massachusetts; Print celebrates grand opening; Regulator marks 40 years; Ukazoo Books, MIT Press Bookshop relocate; Point Reyes Books’ owners to pass the reins; Reading Frenzy to close; Bookshop Santa Cruz takes mannequin challenge

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07 Dec

Bluestockings Bookstore to Host Training on De-escalating Conflicts

Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, and Activist Center is presenting a workshop on strategies people can use to defuse potentially dangerous situations.

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07 Dec

Gui Minhai T-Shirts Arriving in Bookstores

Richard Howorth’s Square Books was one of the first stores to receive an order of T-shirts calling on China to release bookseller Gui Minhai. Howorth suggested the idea for the T-shirt to ABFE.

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07 Dec

Amazon Invisible No More: ILSR Report Garners Widespread Media Coverage

A new ILSR report providing both in-depth details about Amazon’s market dominance and policy recommendations to address its harmful consequences has been featured in newspapers around the country.

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07 Dec

Adult Humor Book Discontinued Amid Controversy

An adult humor book will no longer be published as a result of protests by online critics who considered it racist; however, free expression groups expressed support for the publisher’s right to publish the book.

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