Specialty Bookselling

    Wi12 Education: Successfully Merchandising and Selling Graphic Novels

    At Wi12, bookseller panelists shared best practices for categorizing and shelving middle grade and young adult graphic novels, as well as how to sell the genre to parents, teachers, and young readers.

    Sign Up Now to Host Children’s Book Week Events

    Booksellers have until March 1 to register to serve as an official event location for the 98th annual Children’s Book Week, which will take place May 1–7.

    The Indie Sci-Fi & Fantasy Bestseller List

    Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending February 19, 2017.

    Backlist Book Swap Reception to Kick Off Children’s Institute

    All registrants for the ABC Children’s Institute should plan to bring a favorite children’s book to share with colleagues at the April 5 Welcome Reception and Backlist Book Swap at Powell’s Books.

    Children’s Institute Hotel Waitlist Opens

    Children’s Institute registrants in need of a hotel room can add their names to a waitlist or make reservations with a nearby hotel.

    Philip and Erin Stead Added to Children’s Institute Lineup

    Author Philip Stead and illustrator Erin Stead will discuss their newest project, The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine, a children’s story by Mark Twain, during a featured talk at Children’s Institute.

    The Spring 2017 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview

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

    Children’s Institute Hotel Sold Out; Overflow Hotel Block Now Open

    Registration is underway for Children’s Institute; booksellers planning to attend should book their hotel reservations now at the overflow hotel, the Oxford Suites Portland.

    The Indie Love & Romance Bestseller List

    Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending February 5, 2017.

    Digital Book World Panel Explores Question “Will Bars Save Bookstores?”

    At the Digital Book World panel “Will Bars Save Bookstores?” representatives of the bookselling and publishing industries discussed strategies that are helping bookstores not only survive but also thrive.

    Children’s Institute Scholarship Deadline January 31

    Next Tuesday, January 31, is the last day for booksellers at ABA member stores that did not have a Children’s Institute scholarship winner in 2015 or 2016 to apply for a scholarship to this April’s event.

    The Indie Comics & Graphic Works Bestseller List

    Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending January 15, 2017.

    2017 Children’s Institute Registration Opens

    Registration for the fifth ABC Children’s Institute is now open to booksellers at all ABA member stores. The event will be held April 5–7 in Portland, Oregon.

    The Indie Mystery & Thriller Bestseller List

    Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending December 25, 2016.

     

    Registration for Children’s Institute to Open January 11

    Registration for the 2017 ABC Children’s Institute will open next Wednesday. The event will be held at the Red Lion Hotel on the River – Jantzen Beach in Portland, Oregon, from April 5–7.

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