Bookselling News

    Indies First Promotion to Award $10,000 in Prizes

    The American Booksellers Association is partnering with Penguin Random House for a special promotion in celebration of Indies First on Small Business Saturday, this year November 25.

    BTW News Briefs

    Ingram announces staff changes, promotions; Carolina Wren Press acquires John F. Blair; Edelweiss to include logo for books in WNDB app; Frankfurt Book Fair fellows announced; Conroy Legacy Award winner, Heinz Award winners, Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize shortlists announced

    Winter Institute Registration, Hotel Waitlists Forming

    Registration for ABA’s 13th annual Winter Institute reached capacity on September 14. Booksellers can now add their names to the event registration and hotel waitlists.

    AAUP Announces 2017 University Press Week Theme: “#LookItUP: Knowledge Matters”

    The Association of American University Presses has chosen “#LookItUP: Knowledge Matters” as the theme for this year’s University Press Week, to be held November 6–11.

    Bookseller Contributions Surpass Binc’s $5,000 Goal for Matching ABA Donation

    The Book Industry Charitable Foundation has received thousands of dollars in donations from booksellers in support of hurricane relief efforts following ABA’s pledge to match up to $5,000 in contributions.

    South Dakota Supreme Court Rejects State Attempt to Collect Online Sales Tax

    On Thursday, September 14, the Supreme Court of the State of South Dakota ruled that the state cannot force remote retailers to collect and remit sales tax if they do not have nexus in South Dakota.

    Bookselling Without Borders Scholarship Aims to Take Booksellers Abroad

    The scholarship, supported by five independent publishers, will send booksellers to the Frankfurt Book Fair, the Turin International Book Fair, and the Guadalajara International Book Fair in 2018.

    Bookselling Industry’s Harvey Relief Efforts Continue After Irma Batters Southeast U.S.

    The bookselling industry is working on relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, which devastated parts of Houston and was soon followed by Hurricane Irma, which affected the Caribbean and southeastern U.S.

    Winter Institute Registration Now Full: Waitlist Forming

    Registration for ABA’s 13th annual Winter Institute opened on Wednesday afternoon, September 13, to all ABA bookstore and provisional members. The institute reached full capacity on Thursday morning, September 14.

    Record Number of University Presses to Participate in 2017 Indies First

    Booksellers can take advantage of special Indies First offers from more than 30 university presses, many of which have added their top picks to a convenient reference list for booksellers planning orders.

    BTW News Briefs

    Ingram’s Perseus Distribution rebranded as Two Rivers Distribution; Esquire’s Mark Warren named Random House executive editor; Scholastic staff changes; HarperCollins announces formation of HarperCollins Hungary; Gabriella Page-Fort named PW Star Watch Superstar; 2017 Dayton Literary Peace Prize shortlist announced

    Winter/Spring 2018 Indies Introduce Titles Announced, Signup Opens

    Publishers are once again offering specials on 10 adult and 10 children’s titles chosen by panels of ABA member booksellers from across the U.S. as the top debuts of the upcoming publishing season.

    “Read-Aloud-a-Thon” to Celebrate Twain’s “The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine”

    Random House Children’s Books is inviting stores to participate in “Celebrating Twain: A National Read-Aloud-A-Thon” to promote the release of Mark Twain’s new never-before-published children’s book.

    BTW News Briefs

    Third Place’s Wendy Ceballos joins Abrams as Indie Ambassador rep; Colin Dickerman to join FSG as executive editor; Scribner Australia sets 2018 launch; BISG announces industry award shortlist

    ABA Nominating Committee Opens Call for Board Candidates

    ABA’s Nominating Committee begins its search today for qualified candidates to stand for election to the ABA Board of Directors in 2018. Any ABA member may nominate a qualified candidate; self-nominations are acceptable.


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