Headlines for the issue of July 11, 2018

    Oren Teicher speaking at Children's Institute
    Posted on Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018

    Here, ABA CEO Oren Teicher discusses the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision to reverse a long-standing precedent and rule that all retailers — both bricks-and-mortar and online — must collect sales tax for online orders.

    By Sydney Jarrard on Thursday, Jul 5, 2018

    As part of the partnership, ABA members will have access to a substantial Eventbrite discount, 24/7 customer support, and a one-hour onboarding session with an Eventbrite representative.

    By Sydney Jarrard on Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018

    Booksellers have until Sunday, July 15, to apply for a scholarship to the American Booksellers Association’s 2019 Winter Institute.

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    Posted on Friday, Jul 6, 2018

    “I am not exaggerating when I say that ABACUS provides unparalleled bookstore financial information — and that it makes this data relevant and actionable to your business,” said Sindelar.

    By Liz Button on Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018

    “As a bookseller, I am overwhelmed by Mr. Patterson’s generosity towards booksellers, independent bookstores, libraries, and schools,” said Melissa Taylor of E. Shaver, Bookseller.

    By Sydney Jarrard on Thursday, Jul 5, 2018

    The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance is inviting booksellers to apply for a scholarship to attend the SIBA Discovery Show, courtesy of Penguin Random House.

    By Sydney Jarrard on Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018

    In September, The Great American Read will continue with new episodes featuring faces such as Neil deGrasse Tyson, Venus Williams, George R.R. Martin, Jason Reynolds, Gayle King, Cynthia Nixon, and more.

    Posted on Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018

    Independent We Stand announces Independent Retailer Month; Barnes & Noble fires CEO; EU copyright law rejected; Promotions at Random House Children’s Books; John Wiley & Sons appoints new CSO; S&S to distribute Zuiker Press; “Now Read This” Book Club chooses Pachinko for July; Golden Man Booker Prize winner announced

    By Liz Button on Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018

    At Children’s Institute, Phoebe Yeh, Cheryl Willis Hudson, Wade Hudson, and Kwame Alexander discussed a new book that aims to inspire young readers to believe in their own ability to speak out and fight for change.

    Posted on Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018

    As the American Booksellers Association develops programming for the 2019 Winter Institute, booksellers are asked to share their thoughts about creating welcoming spaces in the #MeToo era.

    By Sydney Jarrard on Thursday, Jul 5, 2018

    The new code of conduct, which went into effect at last month’s Children’s Institute, is a work in progress, and ABA members are encouraged to share their thoughts on it.

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    By Maria Peroni on Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018

    The Banned Books Week Coalition is offering new tools and resources to help booksellers prepare for this year’s celebration of the freedom to read, to be held September 23–29. 

    By Maria Peroni on Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018

    A new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance indicates that some government agencies and public schools that purchase from Amazon may be paying more than they should.

    By Liz Button on Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018

    The “Creating and Implementing Successful LGBTQIA Youth Programs” education session at Children’s Institute provided booksellers with tips on making their stores inclusive places of refuge for queer youth.

    By Liz Button on Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018

    ABA’s social media team, Mary Cate Stevenson and Noah Nofz of Two Cats Communications, will lead the next ABA marketing roundtable on the basics of social media analytics this Thursday, July 12.

    By Liz Button on Thursday, Jan 25, 2018
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    Posted on Friday, Jul 6, 2018

    The July 6 IndieCommunication e-newsletter includes information about ABA’s new partnership with Eventbrite, wish list upgrades, and an update about consumer-direct fulfillment from Ingram.

    By Sydney Jarrard on Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018

    The IndieCommerce and IndieLite Webinar Centers offer valuable information across a range of topics, such as mobile-optimized and responsive websites, Google Analytics for e-commerce, and more.

    Where the Watermelons Grow by Cindy Baldwin
    Posted on Monday, Jul 9, 2018

    In Where the Watermelons Grow, 12-year-old Della struggles with a baby sister who needs to be kept out of trouble, a mother with schizophrenia, and the drought affecting her father’s watermelon farm.

    Posted on Monday, Jul 9, 2018

    The Ruin is “a compelling story that spans two decades and multiple mysteries and examines the ways that public servants can provide resources for those in need or fail them utterly — or worse,” said Maryelizabeth Yturralde of Mysterious Galaxy.

    Posted on Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018

    Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending July 8, 2018.

    Posted on Friday, Jul 6, 2018

    The July 2018 Audiobook Bestseller List is based on sales through hundreds of independent bookstore locations participating in the Libro.fm audiobook program during the month of June.

    By Liz Button on Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018

    In the forthcoming The Leopold and Loeb Files: An Intimate Look at One of America’s Most Infamous Crimes, Bookends & Beginnings’ Nina Barrett offers an analysis of primary sources from the 1924 murder case.

    Posted on Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018

    That Book Store to open in Connecticut; Skylark Bookshop to open in Missouri; Bookbrokers & Kramer’s Café opens in Michigan; Haunted Bookshop, Sly Fox, Zenith, and Bookmarks celebrate anniversaries; local news profiles indies across the country; and more.

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    The Cats

    Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson, editors of the new anthology We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices, engaged in an inspiring keynote conversation with Phoebe Yeh, their editor at Crown Books for Young Readers, and author Kwame Alexander, one of the book’s contributors, at last month’s ABC Children’s Institute.