Industry Voices

09 Jan

Wi14 Keynote Speaker Reshma Saujani on Being Brave

Inspired by her popular 2016 TED Talk, Saujani’s upcoming Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder draws upon interviews with hundreds of girls and women across the U.S.

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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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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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20 Aug
Angela Maria Spring

Face Out: ABA Board Member Angela Maria Spring on Her Life Among Books

Angela Maria Spring, owner Duende District Books in Washington, D.C., talks about her early experiences working in a bookstore, her goals as an ABA Board member, what she’s reading now, and more.

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14 Aug

Face Out: ABA Board Member Kelly Estep on Her Life Among Books

Kelly Estep, soon-to-be co-owner of Carmichael’s Bookstore in Louisville, Kentucky, talks about her early experiences working in a bookstore, her goals as an ABA Board member, what she’s reading now, and more.

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14 Jun

ABA President Robert Sindelar’s First Bimonthly Letter to Members

In his first letter to ABA members, newly elected ABA Board President Robert Sindelar looks back on a busy week at BookExpo 2017.

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07 Jun

Porter Square’s David Sandberg on the Turin International Book Fair

Porter Square Books owner David Sandberg, the recipient of a scholarship sponsored by Europa Editions and Other Press, writes about his experiences at the Turin International Book Fair.

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24 May

Communicating With Our Community: A Letter From Outgoing ABA President Betsy Burton

In her final letter as ABA president, Betsy Burton reflects on years of constructive communication between ABA and individual publishers.

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10 May

ABA President, Vice President Encourage Members to Make the Most of BookExpo

In a May 10 e-mail, ABA President Betsy Burton and Vice President Robert Sindelar urged members to take maximum advantage of all the opportunities provided by the association at BookExpo.

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03 May

Macmillan CEO John Sargent on the Importance of Defending Free Speech

In his remarks at the April 25th PEN Literary Gala, PEN Publisher Honoree John Sargent spoke about the importance of defending free speech.

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02 May

Voting Deadline for Indies Choice Book Awards Extended & an Author’s Note to ABA Members

ABA has extended the voting deadline for the Indies Choice and E.B. White Read-Aloud awards and has shared a letter from author Jacqueline Davies about a Picture Book Hall of Fame nominee.

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12 Apr

Hope Springs Eternal in Booksellers’ Hearts Thanks to the 3 Bs: A Letter From ABA President Betsy Burton

Betsy Burton discuss the 3 Bs — Business-to-Business (B2B), Backlist, and BATCH — issues that can be a win-win for booksellers and publishers alike.

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10 Apr

My Bookstore: Jo Ann Beard on Oblong Books & Music

In this excerpt from the new trade paperback edition of My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop, author Jo Ann Beard pays tribute to Oblong Books & Music.

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30 Mar

My Bookstore: John Hart on Rainy Day Books

In this excerpt from the updated trade paperback edition of My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop, bestselling author John Hart pays tribute to Rainy Day Books and store owner Vivien Jennings.

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23 Mar

My Bookstore: Pearl Cleage on Charis Books & More

In this excerpt from the trade paperback of My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop, author Pearl Cleage pays tribute to her hometown bookstore, Charis Books & More.

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