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    Winter Institute Registrants: Sign Up Now for Exclusive Events

    Booksellers are invited to participate in a number of special events taking place during Winter Institute, including advanced education sessions, a finance workshop, a used bookstore forum, and more.

    Defense Bill Could Provide Amazon With $53 Billion Government Procurement Market

    A provision in the National Defense Authorization Act could secure Amazon significant government purchasing power; ABA is urging Senate and House leadership to remove the provision before the bill is signed.

    BTW News Briefs

    ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell talks Amazon at Phoenix Books; S&S to reorganize sales team with Michael Selleck’s retirement; Ralf Markmeier appointed HarperCollins Germany publisher; PNBA Book Awards shortlist, 2017 Business Book of the Year announced

    Booksellers Highlight Strategies for Promoting Indies First to Shoppers

    Booksellers are tapping into the power of social media, store newsletters, bag stuffers, and one-on-one conversations to alert shoppers that Indies First on Small Business Saturday is around the corner.

    2018 BookExpo Registration Opens

    Booksellers can register now for BookExpo 2018, which will be held at New York’s Javits Convention Center from Wednesday, May 30, through Friday, June 1.

    ABA’s Backlist Buying Calculator Makes It Easy to Tally Up Savings

    ABA recently created the new Backlist Buying Calculator, a self-calculating Excel spreadsheet that allows booksellers to easily figure out their savings when utilizing publishers’ backlist offers.

    Indies First Sweepstakes Launches November 15

    Beginning today, shoppers at indie bookstores can enter the American Booksellers Association’s new #shopindiesfirstsweepstakes for a chance to win $1,000 worth of books from Penguin Random House.

    Booksellers Win Wi13 Scholarships at Regional Trade Shows

    Eight booksellers were awarded publisher-sponsored scholarships at the fall regional trade shows; more than 60 additional scholarship recipients will be announced in BTW on November 21.

    MPIBA Executive Director Laura Ayrey Burnett to Step Down

    Laura Ayrey Burnett, who has served as the executive director for the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association since 2010, is leaving to spend more time with her family.

    BTW News Briefs

    Children’s Book Week dates and poster illustrator announced; Independent Bookstore Day calls for bookseller recommendations; BookCon lineup announced; Hong Kong bookseller still missing; PRH to distribute Grupo Editorial in 2018; Hachette to acquire Meadowbrook Press titles; Kirkus Prize, Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award winners announced

    Ingram Launches Holiday Special for Bookstores

    Ingram’s wholesale business is offering its bookstore and retailer clients a range of discounts throughout the holidays.

    Indie Booksellers Celebrate Sixth Annual University Press Week

    This week, indie booksellers are celebrating the Association of American University Presses’ sixth annual University Press Week; this year’s theme is “#LookItUP: Knowledge Matters.”

    Booksellers Setting the Stage for Indies First

    With just over two weeks to go until Indies First on Small Business Saturday, booksellers are getting ready for author visits and special events.

    Thacker Mountain Radio Hour to Close Winter Institute With Big-Name Authors

    Winter Institute 13 will bring to a close its four days of programming with a special presentation of the Thacker Mountain Radio Hour featuring Elizabeth Acevedo, Charles Frazier, and Dar Williams.

    Indies First Offers Opportunities to Maximize on Backlist

    As ABA continues its campaign to promote the importance of backlist, booksellers should act now to take advantage of Indies First publisher offers and analyze their potential savings with ABA’s new Backlist Buying Calculator.


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