Industry News

15 Aug

Six ABA Member Booksellers Make Publishers Weekly’s Star Watch List

PW will announce the five “Top Honorees” in its September 3 issue, and a “Superstar” winner will be announced on September 12.

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15 Aug

BTW News Briefs

The Great American Read announces top 40 titles so far; CBC creates activity kit; Bala Kids to debut in spring 2019; V.S. Naipaul dies; Cheryl A. Young leaving MacDowell Colony; Todd McGarity promoted at Hachette; Dayton Literary Peace Prize finalists, American Book Awards winners, and Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature winners announced

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15 Aug

Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in June

Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were up by 5.3 percent in June 2018 compared to June 2017, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census. As of August 6, the year-to-date sales among ABA member stores, as reported to the weekly Indie Bestseller Lists, are up approximately 5 percent over 2017.

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14 Aug

Ingram’s Booklove and Indie Vault Programs Garner Praise From Booksellers

ABA member bookstores are encouraged to sign up for Booklove and Indie Vault, two programs from Ingram Content Group that provide exclusive benefits for indie booksellers.

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14 Aug

Face Out: ABA Board Member Kelly Estep on Her Life Among Books

Kelly Estep, soon-to-be co-owner of Carmichael’s Bookstore in Louisville, Kentucky, 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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14 Aug
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Winter Institute 2019 Schedule to be Announced September 12

Registration for Winter Institute 14, to be held January 22–25 in Albuquerque, will open on Monday, September 17, but to help booksellers plan their travel, the schedule will go live a week prior.

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08 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Ben LeRoy to head IPC; UKIP suspends three over Bookmarks incident; Ingram to distribute new clients; CBC calls for bilingual books for immigrant children; UMass partners with Tagus Press; Prelude acquires Duckworth; AAUP announces personnel changes; Women’s Media Group announces fellowship recipients; Midwest Book Award winners, Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction shortlist announced

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06 Aug

A Few Spots Remain for “Bookstore Boot Camp” Workshop Retreat

The Bookstore Training Group of Paz & Associates will host “Owning a Bookstore: The Business Essentials,” a workshop retreat for new and prospective owners, from August 26-29 on Amelia Island in Florida.

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06 Aug

Binc Announces Winners of Macmillan Booksellers Professional Development Scholarships

“All of the winners are doing their part to create a more inclusive environment and help strengthen the book industry,” said Binc Executive Director Pam French.

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02 Aug

Ordering Opens for ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

ABA member stores can place their orders for this year’s ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog from now until September 7 via an order form on BookWeb.org.

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02 Aug

Don’t Wait to Submit Your Nominations for James Patterson’s Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program

Bookseller nominations for author James Patterson’s Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program will be accepted until September 30.

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01 Aug

Booksellers Celebrate Seventh Annual Find Waldo Local

This July, independent booksellers across the U.S. celebrated another year of Find Waldo Local, the shop-local challenge co-sponsored by Candlewick Press and the American Booksellers Association.

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01 Aug

BTW News Briefs

BookExpo, NY Rights Fair to run concurrently at Javits; Abrams buys Overlook Press; Kerry McCluggage named IDW Media CEO; Jennifer Crewe assumes AUPresses presidency; MPIBA hires two; Leading Edge Review to distribute digitally; Now Read This chooses August book; Library Lions honorees, World Fantasy Award finalists, Amelia Elizabeth Walden Book Award for Young Adult Fiction winner announced

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31 Jul

Belletrist Book Club Highlights Indie Bookstores on Instagram and Beyond

Belletrist, the online book club curated by actress Emma Roberts and her best friend Karah Preiss, highlights a different indie bookstore and a different book each month on social media and on their website.

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31 Jul
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Applications Open for Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship for Emerging Bookseller-Activists

The recipient will attend ABA’s 2019 Winter Institute and their region’s 2019 fall trade show and will be provided with a grant to establish and implement a community outreach program through their store.

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