ABA Condemns President Trump’s Demand to Halt Publication of Wolff Book

    Lawyers for President Trump are demanding that publisher Henry Holt “cease and desist” from the publication of a new book by Michael Wolff about the president. The publisher has announced it will publish on January 5, and ABA CEO Oren Teicher has issued a statement calling the demand a “dangerous precedent” and strongly defending the publisher.

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    New CBC diversity award plans fall launch; Noodlephant illustrator pens blog post on Ci6; Amazon Prime Day encounters problems; Casemate to distribute Gremese Editore; Rowman & Littlefield acquires Pineapple Press; HMH to close Eamon Dolan Books; CEO to leave Bonnier Zaffre; Promotions at HC Children’s Books; Quarto appoints Andy Cumming; Penny Candy Books visiting indies; Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award winner, Pinckley Prizes for Fiction winners announced

    April-June 2018: ABA Member Stores Opening/Sold

    The second quarter of 2018 saw 19 ABA member store openings and six sales of existing businesses to new owners.

    Greeting Card Association Seeks Bookseller Feedback

    The Greeting Card Association, a member organization comprised of greeting card publishers, has created a survey to gain insight from independent booksellers about potential partnerships.

    Watch Booksellers Give Virtual Store Tours on Facebook Live

    Booksellers who signed up for the #HarperCollinsLovesIndies program this year got the chance to create live videos for Facebook followers on selected Saturdays throughout the year.

    Kobo Launches New Process for Purchasing eReaders

    Stores will now use unique discount codes to purchase devices at the same discount and with the same affiliation terms as before.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in May

    Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were up by 0.5 percent in May 2018 compared to May 2017, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census. As of July 9, the year-to-date sales among ABA member stores, as reported to the weekly Indie Bestseller Lists, are up more than 5 percent over 2017.

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    Independent We Stand announces Independent Retailer Month; Barnes & Noble fires CEO; EU copyright law rejected; Promotions at Random House Children’s Books; John Wiley & Sons appoints new CSO; S&S to distribute Zuiker Press; “Now Read This” Book Club chooses Pachinko for July; Golden Man Booker Prize winner announced

    The Great American Read Announces Featured Celebrities and Books for Fall Episodes

    In September, The Great American Read will continue with new episodes featuring faces such as Neil deGrasse Tyson, Venus Williams, George R.R. Martin, Jason Reynolds, Gayle King, Cynthia Nixon, and more.

    IndieCommunication: New Affinity Partner, Wish List Features, and Fulfillment Options

    The July 6 IndieCommunication e-newsletter includes information about ABA’s new partnership with Eventbrite, wish list upgrades, and an update about consumer-direct fulfillment from Ingram.

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    Illinois Marketplace Fairness Act goes into effect; Political books driving U.S. print market growth; Name changed for Laura Ingalls Wilder Award; Donald Hall dies; Macmillan’s Alison Lazarus joins Hachette; Pritzker Award winner announced

    Promote “The Great American Read” With Exclusive Offer From Baker & Taylor

    In celebration of The Great American Read, PBS’ eight-part TV series aimed at sparking a national conversation on reading, Baker & Taylor is offering indie bookstores a discount on 100 books featured on the program.

    A Deeper Look at the Supreme Court Sales Tax Ruling

    Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a South Dakota law qualifying remote retailers that have $100,000 or more in sales or 200-plus transactions in the state as having a physical presence.

    Find Waldo Local Kicks Off July 1

    The news reports are rolling in as independent businesses nationwide once again prepare for the annual shop-local event featuring Waldo.

    July Indie Next List e-Newsletter to Deliver to 491,000+ Customers

    The July Indie Next List e-newsletter, powered by Shelf Awareness, will be delivered to customers at more than 120 ABA member stores on Thursday, July 5.

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