Industry News

28 Aug

HarperCollins to Release Exclusive Indie Bookstore Edition of New Kingsolver Novel

Barbara Kingsolver’s indie-exclusive edition of Unsheltered, on sale October 16, will include a one-page letter from the author that addresses the indie reader directly.

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28 Aug

Introducing Emily Behnke, ABA’s New Junior Writer/Researcher for Bookselling This Week

“As an active supporter of independent bookstores and other small businesses in my own life, I love being part of an organization that supports that effort,” said Behnke.

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28 Aug
The Regulator Bookshop

The Regulator Bookshop Defaced With White Supremacist Graffiti

Co-owner Elliot Berger said he believed the store was targeted due to its reputation as a communist bookstore, despite the fact that it sells books from various viewpoints.

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28 Aug

BookScan to Migrate to NPD’s DecisionKey Platform

Booksellers will have access to data and insights to help improve strategic and tactical decision-making; there will be no changes in how stores deliver data or report weekly sales to BookScan.

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23 Aug

2018 ABC Best Books Catalog Now on Edelweiss

Booksellers can visit Edelweiss to browse the many titles that will be appearing in the ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog, which is available for order now.

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23 Aug

Winter Institute Registration to Open September 17

The 2019 Winter Institute, to be held January 22–25 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, will feature notable keynote presenters, 40 education sessions, author receptions, networking opportunities, and more.

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22 Aug

Two Weeks Left to Order the ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

ABA member stores still have time to order this year’s ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog, scheduled to arrive in stores in early October.

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22 Aug

Arcadia Publishing, ABA Partner to Help Local “Come Alive” in Indie Bookstores

The new YourTown Store Match service enables independent bookstores to assemble and display uniquely customized assortments of local-interest books for their customers.

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21 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Frankfurt Book Fair launches Bookfest; Obama posts summer reading list; Amazon plans Denver store; Seven Stories launches promotion for indies; Chronicle Books, Trustbridge Global Media partner on new imprint; Amphorae acquires Goldminds; Nebraska Book Company partners with Follett; Hopkins Fulfillment Services to distribute Wesleyan University Press; Ingram to distribute Grim Oak Press, adds three new technical publisher clients; PGW to distribute Heyday; Tyndale House CFO to retire; Phoenix International Publications named top Licensee; Ink Spell Books’ Find Waldo Local nominated; Alissa duBois wins Handseller of the Year; Hugo winners announced

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21 Aug

Watch for the Winter Institute Schedule to Debut September 12

Booksellers are encouraged to review the schedule when beginning to book travel for the January 22–25 event. Registration for Winter Institute 14 will open on Monday, September 17.

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20 Aug

Sign Up Now: Indie Bookstores to Give Back on Small Business Saturday

Booksellers must sign up by September 10 to receive a free box of special Indies First/Small Business Saturday editions of Jason Reynolds’ Ghost to distribute to children in an underserved community.

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20 Aug

TV Production Company Seeks Family Business for New Unscripted Show

An award-winning television production company has issued a call-out for participants for a new unscripted TV series in development that will follow a family-run business, and indie bookstores that fit the bill are invited to apply.

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20 Aug
Angela Maria Spring

Face Out: ABA Board Member Angela Maria Spring on Her Life Among Books

Angela Maria Spring, owner Duende District Books in Washington, D.C., talks about her early experiences working in a bookstore, her goals as an ABA Board member, what she’s reading now, and more.

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20 Aug

Keep Staff in the Loop: Encourage Colleagues to Sign Up for Bookselling This Week

Make sure your coworkers stay in the know by signing up for BTW. In the weeks to come, BTW will report on the upcoming Winter Institute, new bookstore openings, industry news, and more!

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16 Aug

Nominate a Bookseller to Receive a James Patterson Holiday Bonus Now

For his Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program, author James Patterson has pledged $250,000 to provide bonuses for independent bookstore employees this year. Nominations close September 30.

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