To show appreciation for indie booksellers’ support of University of Texas Press’ titles this year, assistant director and sales manager Gianna LaMorte spent nine days on the road visiting 30 indie bookstores along the West Coast.
Ingram Content Group Chief Content Officer Phil Ollila discusses what independent booksellers should expect from the recent integration of Perseus publisher services brands with Ingram Publisher Services.
Chicago booksellers’ response to coming Amazon store draws media coverage; SIBA trade show to move to spring in 2018; Counterpoint Press to merge with Catapult; John Ingram to receive 2016 BISG Award for Excellence; Oprah’s Book Club selects Love Warrior; Shortlist for Center for Fiction First Novel Prize revealed; Winners of William Saroyan International Prize for Writing announced
Following a controversial proposal by Rutland, Vermont’s mayor to accept up to 100 Syrian refugees, Will Notte, senior bookseller at Phoenix Books Rutland and president of the city’s Board of Aldermen, created a book display to educate residents about the country and its people.
B&N announces CEO’s departure; Amazon to start collecting sales tax in Alabama; PEN/Nabokov Award revived to honor international writers; Christian Robinson to illustrate 2017 Children’s Book Week poster; Sesame Street and Running Press team up
Oprah’s Book Club selects Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad; Hefner First Amendment Awards seeking nominations; NAIBA names Ian Doherty sales rep of year; Library of Congress National Book Festival to feature 120 authors, illustrators; S&S to distribute Ryland, Peters & Small; Tracy Nelson promoted to S&S director of retail field sales
Hastings Entertainment to close all stores; Ingram launches Ingram Academic Services; IPG to distribute five new publishers; Hachette Book Group reorganizes sales staff; 800-CEO-READ appoints new CEO; Midwest Booksellers Choice Awards winners announced
The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.
Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.