ABA Program at BEA Offers Booksellers Opportunity to Meet With Editors and Publicists

    American Booksellers Association programming at BookExpo America will once again provide booksellers with two unique opportunities to network with publishers.

    Children’s Indie Bestsellers Unveil New Format

    Beginning with today’s National Indie Bestseller List, the list formerly titled Children’s Interest has been expanded into two separate lists:  Early & Middle Grade Reader and Young Adult.

    Petition Process Open for Additional Board Candidates

    Under ABA’s Bylaws, any bookstore member may submit petitions to have the names of additional candidates for Board officers and/or directors added to the ballot for the 2015–16 Board of Directors elections.

    Free Speech: Fear Is Still the Enemy

    In the first of a new monthly column on free speech issues, ABFE Director Chris Finan expresses his opinions about the toll on our freedoms in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and expresses his hope that moving forward we will not be governed by panic.

    Final Week of March to Feature Booksellers Forums in Colorado, Michigan, Wisconsin

    The ABA Booksellers Forum schedule includes programs on March 24, 25, and 26 in Colorado, Michigan, and Wisconsin, respectively. Each is free and open to all booksellers, including non-ABA members.

    A Q&A With Ian Caldwell, Author of March’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

    Booksellers have named Ian Caldwell’s The Fifth Gospel, a book that has been in the works for more than a decade, as their top Indie Next List pick for March.

    Lumberjacks Abound in Michigan Bookseller’s Debut Middle Grade Novel

    Bookseller Alison DeCamp from Between the Covers in Harbor Springs, Michigan, celebrated the release of her debut middle grade novel My Near-Death Adventures (99% True!) (Crown Books for Young Readers) with an in-store book launch party.

    Boosted by Welcoming Community, RoscoeBooks Plans for the Future

    Following its grand opening during the busy 2014 holiday season, RoscoeBooks is now looking to situate itself as a community hub. “We want people to know that we’re here and that they’re always welcome,” said owner Erika VanDam.

    BEA Editors’ Buzz Books Revealed

    BookExpo America has announced the titles to be featured at this year’s adult, YA, and middle grade Editors’ Buzz Forums.

    PW Announces Shortlists for Bookstore, Rep of the Year Awards

    Publishers Weekly has released the shortlists for its 2015 PW Bookstore and Sales Rep of the Year Awards. This year’s five finalists for Bookstore of the Year include general indies from the West, Midwest, and South.

    Indie-Positive News Stories Proliferate

    Last week's news cycle featured a number of positive stories about independent bookstores, starting with a February 25 article in the International New York Times about the growing number of indie bookstores in the U.S. 

    The Indie Mystery & Thriller Bestseller List

    Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending March 1, 2015.