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    BTW News Briefs

    2017 Pannell Award winners revealed; Lerner to distribute Lantana; Simon & Schuster launches #WhatBeachWhatBook; Publishers Lunch releases Buzz Books; Nebula Award winners, CLMP Firecracker Award finalists announced

    “Wildman” Author to Visit Indie Bookstores on Cross-Country Trip to BookExpo

    YA author J.C. Geiger is on a 4,300-mile, interactive road trip from Oregon to NYC and BookExpo to promote his debut novel, Wildman, at independent bookstores and to raise money for public libraries.

    The June ’17 Now in Paperback Flier & Shelf-Talkers

    The June Indie Next List’s 12 Now in Paperback titles are featured with bookseller quotes on a downloadable flier and shelf-talkers.

    J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World Digital Audiobooks Available Through Partner Stores

    Through a partnership between and Pottermore, indie bookstores can now sell digital audiobooks of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and all seven titles in the Harry Potter series.

    June 9 Signup Deadline for Summer/Fall 2017 Indies Introduce Promotions

    ABA member stores new to the Indies Introduce program must sign up by June 9 to take advantage of specials on 10 adult and 10 children’s titles chosen by booksellers as the top debuts of the upcoming season.

    BTW News Briefs

    Authors Guild online auction underway; Museum Store Association to launch holiday campaign; Ingram signs five publishers; Reading Group Choices releases title lists of readers’ favorites; Margarita Engle named Young People’s Poet Laureate; International Dylan Thomas Prize, Albertine Prize winners announced

    A Q&A With Anthony Horowitz, Author of the #1 Indie Next List Pick for June

    Anthony Horowitz’s Magpie Murders, a mystery novel within a mystery novel, is “a perfect book to read in a cushy chair with a cup of tea,” says Ken Favell of Books & Company.

    The Indie Mystery & Thriller Bestseller List

    Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending May 14, 2017.

    Booksellers to Moderate BookExpo Editors’ Buzz Panels

    ABA member booksellers will moderate the adult, YA, and middle grade Editors’ Buzz panels at BookExpo.

    Welcome to ABA, Scattered Books!

    Scattered Books in Chappaqua, New York, is the first bookstore to be featured in Bookselling This Week’s new occasional series, “Welcome to ABA!” which profiles new members of the association.

    The Summer 2017 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview

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

    2017 Indies Choice and E.B. White Read-Aloud Award Winners Announced

    Booksellers at independent bookstores nationwide have chosen the winners of the 2017 Indies Choice Book Awards and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards in eight categories.

    BTW News Briefs

    Utah sales tax revenues up after Amazon rule change; Opposition to Amazon buy button rule; Wiley CEO resigns; Best Translated Book Award, Judith A. Markowitz Award, British Book Award winners announced; Arthur C. Clarke Award shortlist revealed

    Hillary Clinton to Appear at BookExpo 2017

    Former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will make a special appearance at BookExpo 2017 on Thursday, June 1.

    Small Press Profile: Ripple Grove Press

    Co-founded by husband-and-wife team Rob and Amanda Broder, Ripple Grove Press aims to publish beautifully illustrated and well-told children’s picture books.


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