Industry News

30 Jul

August Indie Next List e-Newsletter to Deliver to 486,000+ Customers

The August Indie Next List e-newsletter, powered by Shelf Awareness, will be delivered to customers at more than 120 ABA member stores on Thursday, August 2.

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25 Jul

BTW News Briefs

S&S to distribute Skyhorse; Investment group acquires stake in B&N; Promotions and new hires at PRH, Random House, Ingram, Atria; 2018 Man Booker longlist announced; 2018 New England Book Awards, RITA Awards, Arthur C. Clarke Award, Chosen Payments contest winners announced

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19 Jul

Nominations Close September 30 for James Patterson’s Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program

This year, author James Patterson will contribute $250,000 for his Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program, which will provide independent bookstore employees with a little extra holiday cash.

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18 Jul

BTW News Briefs

New CBC diversity award plans fall launch; Noodlephant illustrator pens blog post on Ci6; Amazon Prime Day encounters problems; Casemate to distribute Gremese Editore; Rowman & Littlefield acquires Pineapple Press; HMH to close Eamon Dolan Books; CEO to leave Bonnier Zaffre; Promotions at HC Children’s Books; Quarto appoints Andy Cumming; Penny Candy Books visiting indies; Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award winner, Pinckley Prizes for Fiction winners announced

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18 Jul
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April-June 2018: ABA Member Stores Opening/Sold

The second quarter of 2018 saw 18 ABA member store openings and six sales of existing businesses to new owners.

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17 Jul

Greeting Card Association Seeks Bookseller Feedback

The Greeting Card Association, a member organization comprised of greeting card publishers, has created a survey to gain insight from independent booksellers about potential partnerships.

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16 Jul

#HarperCollinsLovesIndies Initiative Lets Booksellers Give Virtual Store Tours on Facebook Live

There is still another slot available (Saturday, December 29) for this year’s HarperCollins Facebook Live video program, which allows booksellers to take viewers on a virtual tour of their bookstores.

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16 Jul

Kobo Launches New Process for Purchasing eReaders

Stores will now use unique discount codes to purchase devices at the same discount and with the same affiliation terms as before.

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16 Jul

Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in May

Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were up by 0.5 percent in May 2018 compared to May 2017, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census. As of July 9, the year-to-date sales among ABA member stores, as reported to the weekly Indie Bestseller Lists, are up more than 5 percent over 2017.

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11 Jul

BTW News Briefs

Independent We Stand announces Independent Retailer Month; Barnes & Noble fires CEO; EU copyright law rejected; Promotions at Random House Children’s Books; John Wiley & Sons appoints new CSO; S&S to distribute Zuiker Press; “Now Read This” Book Club chooses Pachinko for July; Golden Man Booker Prize winner announced

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10 Jul

The Great American Read Announces Featured Celebrities and Books for Fall Episodes

In September, The Great American Read will continue with new episodes featuring faces such as Neil deGrasse Tyson, Venus Williams, George R.R. Martin, Jason Reynolds, Gayle King, Cynthia Nixon, and more.

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06 Jul
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IndieCommunication: New Affinity Partner, Wish List Features, and Fulfillment Options

The July 6 IndieCommunication e-newsletter includes information about ABA’s new partnership with Eventbrite, wish list upgrades, and an update about consumer-direct fulfillment from Ingram.

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27 Jun

BTW News Briefs

Illinois Marketplace Fairness Act goes into effect; Political books driving U.S. print market growth; Name changed for Laura Ingalls Wilder Award; Donald Hall dies; Macmillan’s Alison Lazarus joins Hachette; Pritzker Award winner announced

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27 Jun
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Promote “The Great American Read” With Exclusive Offer From Baker & Taylor

In celebration of The Great American Read, PBS’ eight-part TV series aimed at sparking a national conversation on reading, Baker & Taylor is offering indie bookstores a discount on 100 books featured on the program.

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25 Jun
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A Deeper Look at the Supreme Court Sales Tax Ruling

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a South Dakota law qualifying remote retailers that have $100,000 or more in sales or 200-plus transactions in the state as having a physical presence.

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