Industry News

12 Sep

BookScan Begins Migration to NPD’s DecisionKey Platform

This month, BookScan is migrating to DecisionKey®, NPD’s online suite of data delivery and analysis tools, so booksellers should make sure they have access to the new platform.

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10 Sep

Bookselling Without Borders Scholarship to Send Four to Frankfurt Book Fair

The scholarship aims to expose U.S. booksellers to the global book industry to equip them “to become advocates for international and diverse literature in their own stores,” said Europa Editions’ Michael Reynolds.

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10 Sep
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Indie Booksellers Name the 20 Indies Introduce Debut Titles for Winter/Spring 2019

Booksellers can sign up now to take advantage of special publisher offers on the 10 adult and 10 young reader titles chosen by booksellers as the top debuts of the upcoming publishing season.

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05 Sep

Senator Bernie Sanders Calls Out Amazon

“Count to ten. In those ten seconds, Jeff Bezos, the owner and founder of Amazon, just made more money than the median employee of Amazon makes in an entire year. In an entire year,” tweeted Sanders.

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05 Sep

BTW News Briefs

PRH to launch Book the Vote; NYT publishes article on retail innovation; Students invited to design 2019 National Poetry Month poster; Staff changes at HMH, DK, S&S, Sourcebooks, Milkweed; IPG acquires Midpoint; Gaiman, Murakami shortlisted for substitute Nobel; Nominations open for Reading the West Book Awards; Voice of the Heartland winner announced; Center for Fiction announces First Novel finalists

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04 Sep

Politics & Prose Sells a Record 17,000+ Books at 2018 National Book Festival

On Saturday, September 1, D.C. indie bookstore Politics & Prose served as the official bookseller for the fifth year in a row at the Library of Congress National Book Festival.

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04 Sep
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WAMC Radio Program Features ABA CEO Oren Teicher and Bookseller Chris Morrow

On The Roundtable, Teicher and Morrow discussed bookstores as presenting an opportunity to bring a diverse community together in a divided political climate.

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04 Sep
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Catch the Next Episode of “The Great American Read” on September 11

Guests slated for the next episode include Sarah Jessica Parker, Venus Williams, Gillian Flynn, George R.R. Martin, Chelsea Clinton, Jason Reynolds, and James Patterson.

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04 Sep

Publishers Weekly Names BookPeople CEO One of Five PW Star Watch Finalists

Elizabeth Jordan, CEO of BookPeople since Steve Bercu’s retirement in June, was one of six ABA member booksellers who made the original list of 47 honorees, from which the finalists were chosen.

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04 Sep

Bidding Starts Sunday for the Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s Piggy Bank Auction

Binc’s Bank on Booksellers online auction of piggy banks designed by authors, artists, and celebrities will once again help raise funds for the organization.

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03 Sep

September Indie Next List e-Newsletter to Deliver to 491,000+ Customers

The September Indie Next List e-newsletter, powered by Shelf Awareness, will be delivered to customers at more than 130 ABA member stores on Thursday, September 6.

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29 Aug

There’s Still Time to Nominate a Bookseller for a James Patterson Holiday Bonus

Author James Patterson’s Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program provides independent bookstore employees with some extra cash around the holidays.

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29 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Former B&N CEO sues company; Sargent to speak at Frankfurt CEO Talk; Bumbalo to join Bloomsbury; Sourcebooks announces promotions; Barblan joins AAP; Taschen appoints new COO; The Bookshop premieres; Carle Honors auction opens; Rona Jaffe winners announced

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29 Aug
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Sign Up Now to Participate in Campaign to Donate Jason Reynolds’s “Ghost” to Underserved Kids This Holiday Season

Stores must sign up by September 10 to participate in the “Indie Bookstores Give Back on Small Business Saturday” campaign, which supports Reynolds’s mission of providing books to children in low-income communities.

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29 Aug

Bidding Opens September 9 for Binc’s “Bank on Booksellers” Piggy Bank Auction

This year’s Bank on Booksellers auction to benefit the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation will help raise money for booksellers suffering from financial hardships.

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