Headlines for the issue of December 6, 2017

    Booksellers gather at an ABA institute
    By Sydney Jarrard on Monday, Dec 4, 2017

    The Consultation Station at Winter Institute 13 will feature representatives from ABA’s affiliated business solution partners, POS vendors, and other service providers.

    Think Binc logo
    By Liz Button on Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017

    “It feels tremendous to know that people know we’re here,” said Binc Executive Director Pam French. “On the other hand, it’s heartbreaking knowing the level of need that is out there right now.”

    By Sydney Jarrard on Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017
    Booklog ad
    Title: Booklog ad
    Posted on Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017

    A link to the results from this year’s ABACUS survey, a one-of-a-kind tool that booksellers say is critical to their financial and strategic planning, was delivered to participating stores on Wednesday, December 6.

    By Julie Moran Alterio on Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017

    Independent bookstores are enticing shoppers in the final days before Hanukkah and Christmas with fun, festive promotions and events that make gift-giving easier.

    By Liz Button on Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017

    The wildfires raging through Ventura County, California, this week continue to grow, prompting mass evacuations and damaging hundreds of homes and buildings. 

    By Liz Button on Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017

    ABA’s Book Buyer’s Handbook is a valuable resource where booksellers can find information about publishers’ special offers, contact information, ordering and returns policies, co-op advertising, and more.

    By Sydney Jarrard on Monday, Dec 4, 2017

    Over the coming weeks, ABA will work with the New York Times Book Review on initiatives to help booksellers feature and promote the 2017 Best Books list.

    Posted on Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017

    NCAC supports Met’s refusal to remove painting; Hong Kong bookseller still missing; Independent Bookstore Day totes on sale; IBD’s Samantha Schoech wins writer’s residency; Children’s Book Week event location applications open; Follett names new CEO; S&S to distribute Galvanized Media; S&S CEO Carolyn Reidy named PW Person of the Year; VitalSource acquires Intrepid Learning, teams with eCampus.com; Sales of The Immigrant Cookbook to benefit ACLU 

    IndieCommerce sales spike November 2017
    Posted on Monday, Dec 4, 2017

    Sales data collected by Google Analytics for November 2017 showed that aggregate online sales for IndieCommerce sites were up 31 percent compared to the same period in 2016.

    Posted on Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017

    The upcoming IndieCommunication will feature details about recent sales on IndieCommerce sites, e-commerce education opportunities at Winter Institute, holiday marketing tips, and a tip of the week.

    By Liz Button on Thursday, Nov 30, 2017
    Binc Year End ad
    Tax form and $20 bills
    By David Grogan on Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017

    “Business owners need to speak out right now,” said Rhett Buttle of Businesses for Responsible Tax Reform. “Members of Congress need to hear from you that you oppose the bill in its current form.”

    By David Grogan on Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017

    The Federal Communications Commission said it will move forward and vote on whether to roll back the rules to the 2010 regulations on December 14.

    January 2018 Indie Next List flier cover
    Posted on Friday, Dec 1, 2017

    Here are the 20 Indie Next Great Reads and 12 Now in Paperback titles featured on the January 2018 Indie Next List flier, which is on its way to stores in the IndieBound movement.

    Posted on Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017

    Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending December 3, 2017.

    Posted on Monday, Dec 4, 2017

    Based on sales through more than 300 independent bookstore locations participating in the Libro.fm audiobook program during the month of November.

    Cover to Cover Books
    By Julie Moran Alterio on Monday, Dec 4, 2017

    Cover to Cover Books for Young Readers has a new owner who plans to reopen the store in a new location in the Columbus, Ohio, area in January.

    Posted on Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017

    Book Suey opens in Michigan; Wheatberry Books opens in Ohio; Riffraff opens in Rhode Island; Books & Books hosts grand opening for latest store; Writer’s Block Bookstore coming to Alaska; New Dominion bookshop gets new owner; Duende District plans more pop-ups; Crystal Books and Gifts celebrates 30th anniversary

    Title: Around Indies

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    One More Page Books events coordinator Rebecca Speas likes to wear a homemade holly crown during the holiday season, which she says is a good conversation-starter with customers at the Arlington, Virginia, store.