Industry News

02 Jan

BTW News Briefs

Printing delays reported this holiday season; Book sales up in 2018; PartnerShip releases white paper on rate increases; PW announces Persons of the Year; Obama announces 2018 book picks; Abrams now distributing Overlook Press; Binc and Sourcebooks offering new scholarship opportunity; Personnel changes at McGraw-Hill, Sourcebooks, Candlewick; PBS News Hour-NYT book club chooses Heart for January

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02 Jan

Sign Up for 2019 #HarperCollinsLovesIndies Facebook Live Program

There are several changes in store for HarperCollins’ Facebook Live program this year; American Booksellers Association member bookstores are invited to sign up now.

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02 Jan
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Sign Up to Host a Children’s Book Week Event

The Children’s Book Council is calling on booksellers, librarians, and teachers to sign up to be an official event host during the 100th anniversary celebration, which will take place from April 29 to May 5.

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02 Jan

January Indie Next List e-Newsletter to Deliver to Half a Million Customers

On Thursday, January 3, the January Indie Next List e-newsletter, powered by Shelf Awareness, will be delivered to more than 519,000 customers at over 130 ABA member stores.

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02 Jan

Last Call: Nominations Due January 8 for 2019 PW Bookstore, Sales Rep of the Year Awards

Booksellers, authors, publishers, distributors, and others with ties to the book industry are invited to submit nominations for Publishers Weekly’s Bookstore and Sales Rep of the Year awards by January 8, 2019.

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02 Jan

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 Winter Institute, new bookstore openings, industry news, and more!

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19 Dec

BTW News Briefs

ABA’s David Grogan named Media Coalition board chair; Rowman & Littlefield acquires selected Hal Leonard titles, imprints; Sourcebooks partners with Poisoned Pen Press on mystery imprint; Abrams to distribute Lucky Spool; APG to distribute Chalice Press; Tin House Magazine to close; Personnel changes at Catapult, PRH, HarperCollins, Tom Doherty Associates, Scholastic

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18 Dec

Catch The Bookshop Band at Winter Institute

Next month, The Bookshop Band will be playing at bookstores throughout the United States and making a special stop at Winter Institute 14 in Albuquerque.

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18 Dec

A Record 333 Booksellers Receive Holiday Bonuses From James Patterson

James Patterson announced the names of the independent booksellers receiving grants totaling $250,000 as part of his Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program.

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18 Dec
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Pre-Order Ads Feature “On the Come Up,” “Reclaiming Our Space” in January Indie Next List Flier

Booksellers who received January’s flier will notice ads urging customers to pre-order On the Come Up by Angie Thomas and Reclaiming Our Space by Feminista Jones from their local indie to receive a free gift.

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17 Dec

Binc Continues 2018 Year-End Campaign

Booksellers from all over the country are praising the work of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, which began its annual year-end fundraising campaign last month.

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14 Dec

Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in October

Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were up by 7.7 percent in October 2018 compared to October 2017, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census. As of December 19, the year-to-date sales among ABA member stores, as reported to the weekly Indie Bestseller Lists, are up nearly 5 percent over 2017.

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12 Dec

BTW News Briefs

Reed Exhibitions to sponsor 2019 Children’s Book Week; Jason Reynolds appears on Mitch Kaplan’s podcast; Crown restructuring details released; Chronicle announces LEGO partnership; Casemate to distribute Eurospan; Elsevier sells distribution center to LSC Communications; PEN/Faulkner executive director named; Chris Ryall to rejoin IDW; Nation Books renamed; Personnel changes at Berkley, Celadon; PEN America longlist, NBCC John Leonard Prize finalists announced; Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Book Prize, Thurber Prize, Jack D. Rittenhouse Lifetime Achievement Award winners announced

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12 Dec

Watch for Your ABA Dues Renewal Reminder

In the coming days, the American Booksellers Association will begin sending out renewal notices in the mail. The current membership year expires on January 31, 2019.

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11 Dec
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Small Press Profile: Belt Publishing

Cleveland, Ohio-based Belt Publishing primarily publishes nonfiction that focuses on the Rust Belt and the Midwest. 

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