Children’s Bookselling

    BTW News Briefs

    Follett names COO; Children’s Book Week expands staff; PEN World Voices Festival to focus on gender and power; PEN America Literary Award winners and Nebula, Norton, and Bradbury nominees announced

    Wi12 Education: Successfully Merchandising and Selling Graphic Novels

    At Wi12, bookseller panelists shared best practices for categorizing and shelving middle grade and young adult graphic novels, as well as how to sell the genre to parents, teachers, and young readers.

    Sign Up Now to Host Children’s Book Week Events

    Booksellers have until March 1 to register to serve as an official event location for the 98th annual Children’s Book Week, which will take place May 1–7.

    Backlist Book Swap Reception to Kick Off Children’s Institute

    All registrants for the ABC Children’s Institute should plan to bring a favorite children’s book to share with colleagues at the April 5 Welcome Reception and Backlist Book Swap at Powell’s Books.

    Children’s Institute Hotel Waitlist Opens

    Children’s Institute registrants in need of a hotel room can add their names to a waitlist or make reservations with a nearby hotel.

    Registration Opens for Children’s Institute Bookstore Tours

    Booksellers and publishers attending Children’s Institute 2017 in Portland, Oregon, this April may now register for half-day and full-day bookstore tours.

    Philip and Erin Stead Added to Children’s Institute Lineup

    Author Philip Stead and illustrator Erin Stead will discuss their newest project, The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine, a children’s story by Mark Twain, during a featured talk at Children’s Institute.

    The Spring 2017 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview

    Here is a preview of the 52 titles on the Spring 2017 Kids’ Indie Next List flier, arriving at stores in the upcoming Children’s White Box.

    BookExpo Children’s Book & Author Breakfast Speakers Announced

    BookExpo has announced the four authors to be featured at its 2017 Children’s Book & Author Breakfast, to be held on Friday, June 2, at the Javits Convention Center.

    Children’s Institute Hotel Sold Out; Overflow Hotel Block Now Open

    Registration is underway for Children’s Institute; booksellers planning to attend should book their hotel reservations now at the overflow hotel, the Oxford Suites Portland.

    BTW News Briefs

    PW announces finalists for Bookseller and Rep of the Year awards; SIBA to offer discount to publishers to promote books by persons of color; Gene Luen Yang announces launch of Reading Without Walls Month; Authors Guild to honor Morrison, Patterson, IngramSpark

    BTW News Briefs

    2017 Children’s Book Week poster unveiled; Anna Dewdney Award nominations close February 5; Letter from S&S CEO explains Yiannopoulos book deal; Ben Sevier named publisher at Grand Central; Ingram announces promotions, new associates; Walter Dean Myers Award winner revealed; Edgar Award nominees named

    We Need Diverse Books to Launch Bookseller of the Year Award

    We Need Diverse Books is launching an award honoring a bookseller or group of booksellers at a store that best exemplifies the nonprofit’s mission to promote diversity in children’s literature.

    Children’s Institute Scholarship Deadline January 31

    Next Tuesday, January 31, is the last day for booksellers at ABA member stores that did not have a Children’s Institute scholarship winner in 2015 or 2016 to apply for a scholarship to this April’s event.

    BTW News Briefs

    Pearson to sell stake in Penguin Random House; Maria Pallante named AAP president and CEO; Eric Nelson heads to Broadside Books; CBC releases Best STEM Books List; Publishers Lunch spring/summer Buzz Books available; Application opens for NBF Innovations in Reading Prize; USPS announces rate changes; NBCC award finalists, PEN literary awards shortlists announced


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