Specialty Bookselling

12 Jul

An Amazing Grace: Julia Alvarez on Becoming a Writer

At the ABC Children’s Institute, Dominican-American author Julia Alvarez inspired booksellers with the story of her transformation from a poor student and reluctant reader to a prolific novelist and humanitarian.

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11 Jul

Last Call for ABC Best Books Title Recommendations

The deadline for booksellers to submit title recommendations for the 2016 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog has been extended to this Friday, July 15.

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06 Jul

“I Don’t Want to Grow Up”: Dave Barry on Writing for Children

Award-winning journalist and bestselling humor author Dave Barry kept booksellers laughing at last month’s ABC Children’s Institute with his keynote speech about the fun of writing for children.

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05 Jul

Dr. Dana Suskind on Closing the Achievement Gap Through Language

During a featured talk at last month’s ABC Children’s Institute, Dr. Dana Suskind discussed the critical importance of early language exposure to the developing child.

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05 Jul

The Indie Travel Literature Bestseller List

Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending June 26, 2016.

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30 Jun

Romancing the Bookstore

Sisters Bea and Leah Koch, owners of The Ripped Bodice, talk to Kat Meyer, co-chair of the upcoming Nielsen Romance Book Summit, about how they’re delighting customers by bringing the biggest e-book category back to the shelf.

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29 Jun

Indie Booksellers Celebrate, Gather Inspiration at Children’s Institute

ABA members left last week’s ABC Children’s Institute inspired by a range of keynote presentations, education sessions, networking opportunities, and more.

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29 Jun

Children’s Book Market Trends and Opportunities Featured at Ci4

Kristen McLean, resident children’s specialist at Nielsen Book, shared key content trends in children’s books, as well as potential opportunities for capturing new readers, during a featured talk at the 2016 Children’s Institute.

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29 Jun

At Ci4, Kate DiCamillo Discusses Power of Stories to Connect

Two-time Newbery Award-winning author Kate DiCamillo moved booksellers to tears at the Children’s Institute with her opening keynote “Owning the Power of Stories, Harnessing the Power of Connection.”

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28 Jun

July 5 Deadline for ABC Best Books Title Recommendations

Booksellers at all ABA member stores have until July 5 to submit their title recommendations for the 2016 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog.

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15 Jun

Off the Shelf to Interview Ci4 Backlist Book Swappers

Book recommendation website and newsletter Off the Shelf will be on hand at the Children’s Institute Backlist Book Swap to interview participants on camera about the backlist children’s book they will be sharing with colleagues.

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14 Jun

The Indie Love & Romance Bestseller List

Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending June 5, 2016.

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14 Jun

45 Hours at Ci4: A Suggested Itinerary for the ABC Children’s Institute

ABA Membership and Marketing Officer Meg Smith provides a fun look at highlights of the ABC Children’s Institute, which kicks off on Tuesday in Orlando, Florida.

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08 Jun

Don’t Miss Out: Share Your Ci4 Backlist Book Swap Pick Now

All Children’s Institute attendees are urged to join their colleagues who have already shared the favorite backlist kids’ book they’ll be bringing to the June 21 Welcome Reception and Backlist Book Swap Party.

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08 Jun

Children’s Institute Talk to Showcase Trends in U.S. Children’s Book Market

Kristen McLean, resident children’s specialist at Nielsen Book, will share statistics and studies behind today’s healthy children’s book market during a featured talk at this month’s Children’s Institute.

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