Industry News

25 Sep

Print Partners With Local Radio Station on Sweepstakes for The Great American Read

On October 5, one winner will be chosen for the “Turn 10 Into 100!” sweepstakes, and they will receive all 100 titles on The Great American Read’s list of most-loved American novels.

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25 Sep

Penguin Random House Two-Day Transit Program Begins October 1

For the seventh consecutive year, orders received from independent booksellers by 3:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday will ship for arrival at booksellers’ doors within two days.

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24 Sep

Kickstarter Campaign Begins for Bookselling Without Borders 2019

Bookselling Without Borders, a scholarship program for booksellers that aims to make the American book market more welcoming to international voices, just kicked off its 2019 crowdfunding campaign.

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20 Sep
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Deadline for Holiday Bookstore Bonus Nominations Extended to October 12

Anyone can nominate an indie bookseller to receive a bonus from author James Patterson. Bonuses will be granted in amounts of $750 to $1,500.

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19 Sep

BTW News Briefs

FedEx waiving residential surcharges this holiday season; Binc’s Bank on Booksellers raises $21,723; Ed Several to leave Reed; PW Star Watch winners named; B&N opens another concept store; Baker & Taylor signs new sales and distribution clients; Macmillan to distribute Sounds True; Beacon renews distribution agreement with PRH; Kaplan to acquire Barron’s; Staff changes at HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Chronicle Books, University Press Group, Sourcebooks, DK; Print book sales trending up, NPD says; Business Book of the Year shortlist announced; Conroy Legacy Award, Literarian Award, Dayton Literary Peace Prize winners announced

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19 Sep
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Kickstarter Offers Platform for Indie Bookstores to Partner With Publishers on Pre-Order Campaigns

Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter is encouraging independent bookstores to reach out if they are interested in partnering with publishers and authors to handle fulfillment for pre-order campaigns.

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17 Sep

2018 National Book Awards Longlists Revealed

This year, the National Book Awards honor a new, fifth category: Translated Literature.

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17 Sep

Binc Offers Tips on Preparing for Disasters

September is National Preparedness Month, and the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation is sharing how it can help if disaster strikes.

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17 Sep
14 Sep

Two Weeks Left to Nominate a Bookseller for James Patterson’s Holiday Bonus Program

“Receiving a holiday bonus from James Patterson made me feel like my contributions are valued,” said Buffy Cummins, a bookseller at Second Star to the Right Children’s Books and a 2017 recipient.

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14 Sep

Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in July

Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were up by 4.9 percent in July 2018 compared to July 2017, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census. As of September 12, 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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13 Sep

Macmillan to Offer Expedited Holiday Shipping for Independent Booksellers

Once again, Macmillan Publishers will offer expedited shipping for indie bookstore reorders placed between November 9, 2018, and January 15, 2019.

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12 Sep

BTW News Briefs

Dubruille to leave EIBF; New and improved Pubnet goes live; Waterstones to buy Foyles; National Book Awards announces Young People’s Literature longlist; Canongate to launch Black Thorn; James Johnston named PRH CFO; B&N stock jumps after sale rumors; B&N CEO search delayed; Algonquin promotes two; November premiere set for HBO’s Elena Ferrante adaptation; National Book Foundation announces NBF Presents

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12 Sep

Bookseller Promotional Resources Now Available for PRH’s “Book the Vote” Initiative

The campaign kick-off for the program from Penguin Random House takes place on September 25, National Voter Registration Day.

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12 Sep
The Great American Read

“The Great American Read” Fall Season Kicks Off

The show will continue for the next six weeks with episodes that dig deep into the themes of the novels trending in the competition.

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