Industry News

06 Nov

BTW News Briefs

Booksellers boycott Amazon’s AbeBooks; W.H. Smith was B&N’s rumored buyer; Abrams to distribute Cernunnos; Hopkins to distribute Northeastern University Press; Promotions at Penguin Press, Barefoot Books, Tom Doherty Associates, Open Road: USPS proposes rate increases; LSC Communications to acquire Quad/Graphics; Nominations open for CILIP Book Awards; SIBA Book Prize, Cundill History Prize finalists announced; World Fantasy Award, National Translation Award, PEN America Literary Award winners announced

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06 Nov

Amazon Holds Advanced HQ2 Talks With Crystal City, New York City, and Dallas

The company’s request for proposals, which kicked off the search for a second location last year, led to a bidding war among 238 cities and regions, though the proposals have largely been kept under wraps.

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31 Oct

BTW News Briefs

S&S to launch Avid Reader Press; New illustrated books imprint for Little, Brown; Nick Offerman to host National Book Awards; PRH acquires majority stake in Brazil’s Companhia das Letras; B&N details reasons for Parneros firing in court filing; Promotions at Workman, Penguin Young Readers, Tom Doherty Associates; PW names top books of 2018; U.K.’s Orwell Foundation launches new prize; 2018 Kirkus Prize winners, SCIBA Book Award winners announced

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31 Oct

“Booksellers of America” Social Media Campaign Debuts

Booksellers of America is a platform to share the stories and experiences of the diverse people who own, manage, and hand-sell books in the more than 2,400 independent bookstores across the nation.

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30 Oct
Lyn Roberts and Dylan Brown at Frankfurt bookstore

Three Bookselling Without Borders Winners on Their Frankfurt Book Fair Experience

American booksellers Dylan Brown of Skylight Books, Lyn Roberts of Square Books, and Adam Sonderberg of Seminary Co-op reflect on this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair.

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29 Oct
Kids Autumn Indie Next List enewsletter
29 Oct

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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29 Oct
2018 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog cover

Add the 2018 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog to Your Website

The full-color, 20-page consumer circular features more than 200 frontlist and backlist titles for children and teens, all suggested by ABA member booksellers; it also carries no fourth-quarter/holiday branding so booksellers can use it throughout the year.

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24 Oct

YourTown Store Match Now Available to Bookstores on Edelweiss+

Arcadia and Edelweiss+ have teamed up to offer indie booksellers easy access to hyper-local collections of titles unique to each specific store and community as part of the YourTown Store Match program.

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24 Oct

BTW News Briefs

Crown merges with Random House; Touchstone to migrate to Atria, Gallery; Consortium to distribute NAEYC; New member joins B&N board; Personnel changes at HarperCollins Children’s, S&S Children’s; Bookselling Ireland chair praises bookshops; Bookselling Without Borders Kickstarter hits goal; Independent We Stand deadline approaches; T.S. Eliot Prize, Andrew Carnegie Medal finalists announced

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24 Oct

Seminary Co-op’s Jeff Deutsch Reports Back From the Frankfurt Book Fair

Deutsch was one of several ABA member booksellers who attended the fair, including three who received the 2018 Bookselling Without Borders scholarship from Europa Editions.

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23 Oct

After Hurricane Michael, Midtown Reader to Collect for Damaged School Libraries

Midtown Reader in Tallahassee, Florida, has launched “Re-book to Re-build,” an effort to raise money to rebuild several school libraries in the Florida Panhandle that were destroyed in the storm.

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23 Oct

U.S. Stores Invited to Apply for London Book Fair’s Bookstore of the Year Award

The judges are looking for excellence in a range of areas, including customer service, staff knowledge, events, displays, outreach, atmosphere, innovation, imagination, and more.

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17 Oct

BTW News Briefs

Follett and Kwame Alexander launch All Books for All Kids; AUPresses becomes IPA associate member; #TurnItUp chosen as 2018 University Press Week theme; PEN America files suit against Trump; FX to develop Her Body and Other Parties for TV; Jonathan Merkh forms Forefront Books; Personnel changes at S&S, Atria; Man Booker winner, New Academy Prize winner, Thurber Prize finalists announced

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