Bookselling This Week Goes on Holiday

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Due to the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays, this is the final issue of Bookselling This Week for 2018. BTW will return to its regular Wednesday schedule on January 2, 2019.

During the busy holiday season, booksellers are strongly encouraged to continue reporting to the Indie Bestseller Lists.

For the week of Christmas:

  • The reporting site on BookWeb will be open for stores reporting by file upload or manual entry from 3:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 22, until 3:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, December 25.
  • BookScan reporters: Please transmit reports to BookScan from your POS before 1:00 p.m. ET on Monday, December 24.
  • The Indie Bestseller List will be produced and e-mailed to stores on Wednesday, December 26.

For New Year’s week:

  • The reporting site on BookWeb will be open for stores reporting by file upload or manual entry from 3:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 29, until 3:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, January 1.
  • BookScan reporters: Please transmit reports to BookScan from your POS before 1:00 p.m. ET on Monday, December 31.
  • The Indie Bestseller List will be produced and e-mailed to stores on Wednesday, January, 2.

The American Booksellers Association urges all stores to continue to report to the Indie Bestseller Lists over the holidays to demonstrate the power of independents. The aggregated Bestseller reports provide hard data that reinforces to publishers and other industry stakeholders the key role of independent bookstores to a healthy book industry.

The 2018 Indie Bestseller Lists, featuring the year’s top-selling titles at hundreds of independent bookstores nationwide, are now available in PDF, Doc, and HTML formats. Each list is a great resource for shoppers looking for post-holiday reads.

When Bookselling This Week returns in January, we will feature a post-holiday roundup of sales, celebrations, and activities at bookstores around the country. If you would like your store to be highlighted, send a quick e-mail with contact information to editorial@bookweb.org.

From all of us at ABA and BTW, best wishes for a healthy, happy, and prosperous 2019!

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