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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

    Exclusive Author Autographing for ABA Members at BookExpo

    On each day of BookExpo 2017, authors and illustrators will be autographing exclusively for booksellers in the ABA Member Lounge & Galley Room on the trade show floor. Here is a look at the participants to date.

    A Roundup of ABA Programming at BookExpo

    Here is a wrap-up of ABA programming at BookExpo, including exclusive parties and author signings, educational programming, the ABA Town Hall and Annual Membership Meeting, and more.

    “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.

    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.

    Barbara Theroux of Fact & Fiction to Retire After 40 Years in Bookselling

    Barbara Theroux, the founder of Fact & Fiction in Missoula, Montana, is retiring at the end of June, after 40 years in the bookselling business.

    Tweet to Author Garners Carmichael’s 1,000 Online Orders in a Day

    After a bookseller at Carmichael’s Bookstore reached out him, author Shea Serrano pointed his sizeable Twitter following to the store’s website, resulting in 1,000 online orders in one day.

    Publishers Pledge Funds to Binc Foundation

    The Book Industry Charitable Foundation has announced that the industry’s leading publishers have committed significant financial support to help the organization provide financial assistance to booksellers facing unexpected challenges.

    Interabang Books to Open in Dallas in July

    Interabang Books, a full-service, independent bookstore with more than 12,000 titles and a special focus on fiction, children’s books, and creative nonfiction, is scheduled to open in Dallas this July.

    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.

    ABA Joins Campaign Supporting Federal Funding for Libraries

    ABA has joined a campaign to urge Congress to continue federal support of America’s 120,000 public libraries. The campaign will be led by a new organization, the Corporate Committee for Library Investment.

    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.

    Silent Auction Tickets on Sale Now

    All BookExpo registrants can purchase tickets now for the popular Silent Art Auction at BookExpo. The event will feature the announcement of the winners of the Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards.

    Booksellers to Moderate BookExpo Editors’ Buzz Panels

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


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