The American Booksellers Association’s Nominating Committee begins its search today for qualified candidates to stand for election to the ABA Board of Directors in 2016. Any ABA member may nominate a qualified candidate.
ABA bookstore and provisional members should be on the lookout for an e-mail announcing the opening of registration and hotel reservations for the 2016 Winter Institute to arrive in their inboxes next Wednesday, September 9, after 1:00 p.m. EDT.
Indie booksellers can livesteam Detroit Public TV’s coverage of author events from the 15th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival this Saturday, September 5, from noon until 6:00 p.m. EDT, with a simple-to-embed video player. A list of the featured titles with ISBNs is available in the IndieCommerce Help Center.
Independent bookstores are teaming up with Macmillan on a nationwide food drive to address childhood hunger in their local communities. The campaign is part of a promotion for the upcoming middle-grade novel Crenshaw by Newbery Medalist and Animorphs series creator Katherine Applegate.
Paz workshop draws prospective booksellers from U.S. and beyond; Inaugural Blue Willow-Vener Barnes Scholarship opens to MPIBA booksellers; BISG reveals Industry Innovation Award shortlist; Winners of Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Awards announced
Just in time for this year’s Banned Books Week, the Ingram Content Group is offering an additional discount on a list of 450 banned and challenged titles on ipage®, Ingram’s search and order content platform.
The August 24 edition of the IndieCommunication newsletter provides information on recent work to stabilize the IndieCommerce platform, the launch of new features, upcoming training videos and webinars, and changes to the store location display and to security.
Dr. John Sherlock, who will be leading two ABA Human Resources Workshops this fall, discusses why it is imperative for bookstore owners and managers to implement a human resources strategy. His session on HR at this year’s Winter Institute was very highly praised by booksellers.
On January 1, 2016, a new law will go into effect in Delaware that requires all “book service providers” with online sales exceeding two percent of their gross sales to protect the privacy of customer information.
J. Ryan Stradal is the author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest, a Summer/Fall 2015 Indies Introduce title that is “beautifully structured and affectionately and hilariously written,” said Jessica Stockton Bagnulo of Greenlight Bookstore.
Tamara Ellis Smith is the author of Another Kind of Hurricane, a Summer/Fall 2015 Indies Introduce title for middle-grade readers that follows two very different characters, Zavion and Henry, as each recovers from a terrible tragedy.
Following an opening in New York and Los Angeles on October 16,the nationwide release of the film Room, based on the novel by Emma Donoghue, is scheduled for November 6. Promotional materials for the film and movie tie-in editions are available.
Hugo Award winners, Thurber Prize finalists announced; BISG reveals shortlists for most valuable volunteer, industry champion; HarperCollins India gets new CEO; Mississippi Book Festival exceeds expectations; IPS adds three publishers; Campaign asks bloggers to visit their local indie bookstores