Headlines for the week of June 28, 2017

    ABA to Present Webinars on Off-Site Event Planning, Basic Sales Techniques

    ABA member booksellers can register now for a July 11 webinar on managing large-scale off-site events; in August, ABA will present a webinar on basic sales techniques.

    A Report on the May 2017 ABA Board Meeting

    The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors met on May 29–30, 2017, in White Plains, New York, just prior to the start of BookExpo, to work on a range of issues.

    Binc, Macmillan Partner to Offer Scholarships for Underrepresented Booksellers

    The Macmillan Booksellers Professional Development Scholarship pilot program aims to provide professional development opportunities to booksellers traditionally underrepresented within the industry.

    BookExpo Survey Deadline June 30

    Booksellers who attended BookExpo 2017 have until this Friday, June 30, to complete a post-event survey to help guide plans for future programming.

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

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

    A Q&A With Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland, Authors of the #1 Indie Next List Pick for July

    Booksellers across the U.S. have chosen The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland, an offbeat time travel thriller, as their top pick for the July 2017 Indie Next List.

    Sign Up Now to Send the Free Indie Next List E-Newsletter to Customers

    Booksellers are invited to join the more than 100 independent bookstores already participating in the Indie Next List e-newsletter program, powered by Shelf Awareness.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Estep Nagy

    Estep Nagy is the author of the Indies Introduce adult debut We Shall Not All Sleep, a “perfectly constructed novel,” says Sarah Goddin of Quail Ridge Books.

    Last Call for ABC Best Books Title Recommendations

    The deadline for booksellers to submit title recommendations for the 2017 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog is Friday, June 30.

    Introducing ABA’s New Member Relationship Manager, Liz Roberts

    Liz Roberts has joined ABA as the new Member Relationship Manager for the NEIBA, GLIBA, and MIBA regions; she and Senior Member Relationship Manager Nathan Halter will be sharing the NAIBA region.

    ABA Member Bookstores Prepare for Sixth Annual Find Waldo Local

    ABA member bookstores are gearing up for the 2017 celebration of Find Waldo Local, sponsored by Candlewick Press and the American Booksellers Association. The sixth annual shop local event kicks off on Saturday, July 1.

    2017 Silent Art Auction Proceeds Total Nearly $34,000

    The 2017 Silent Art Auction to benefit ABFE and Every Child a Reader was a success at this year’s BookExpo, with more than 300 attendees and net proceeds of nearly $34,000.

    IndieCommunication: Google Business Profiles, Fraud Alerts & More

    The IndieCommunication newsletter for June 28 includes tips for taking control of how your business appears on Google, new online scams to be aware of, and more.

    Tips From PartnerShip: Common Freight Accessorial Fees Explained

    PartnerShip, an ABA business service affinity partner, offers an overview of additional fees for services required outside of standard shipping and receiving procedures.

    Around Indies

    Novel bookstore to open in Memphis; Bookbinders Basalt debuts; Walls of Books opens in Georgia; The Strand, Three Sisters, Next Page Books mark anniversaries; Bookbug to expand; Two Sisters Bookery changes hands; From My Shelf owners to sell store via contest

    BTW News Briefs

    PRH announces Oprah edition of Behold the Dreamers; Open Road to market other publishers’ backlist; PRH to close Blue Rider Press; HarperCollins general counsel to retire; RH Childrens Books partners with JetBlue for Soar with Reading; Crown launches Currency imprint; Pritzker Award winner announced

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    2017 art auction

    Net proceeds from the 2017 Silent Art Auction at BookExpo totalled nearly $34,000, all of which will go to benefit ABFE and Every Child a Reader.