Indie Booksellers Celebrate, Gather Inspiration at Children’s Institute

    ABA members left last week’s ABC Children’s Institute inspired by a range of keynote presentations, education sessions, networking opportunities, and more.

    Don’t Miss Out: ABACUS Deadline July 1

    Join the hundreds of booksellers who have found the ABACUS survey to be an invaluable tool for financial and strategic planning: Submit your store’s 2015 data via a secure, confidential form by the July 1 deadline.

    July 5 Deadline for ABC Best Books Title Recommendations

    Booksellers at all ABA member stores have until July 5 to submit their title recommendations for the 2016 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog.

    At Ci4, Kate DiCamillo Discusses Power of Stories to Connect

    Two-time Newbery Award-winning author Kate DiCamillo moved booksellers to tears at the Children’s Institute with her opening keynote “Owning the Power of Stories, Harnessing the Power of Connection.”

    Children’s Book Market Trends and Opportunities Featured at Ci4

    Kristen McLean, resident children’s specialist at Nielsen Book, shared key content trends in children’s books, as well as potential opportunities for capturing new readers, during a featured talk at the 2016 Children’s Institute.

    Survey Seeks Booksellers’ Feedback on Children’s Institute

    ABA is asking all booksellers who attended last week’s ABC Children’s Institute to complete a post-event survey, which will help guide plans for future programming.

    The August 2016 Indie Next List Preview

    The August Indie Next List features the month’s Indie Next Great Reads, Now in Paperback titles, and Revisit & Rediscover backlist favorites.

    The July ’16 Now in Paperback/Revisit & Rediscover Flier, Shelf-Talkers

    Downloadable fliers and shelf-talkers are now available to promote the July Indie Next List’s Next Great Reads, Now in Paperback titles, and Revisit & Rediscover backlist favorites.

    LGBTQ, Acceptance, Grief Resource List Grows to 430 Titles

    The list of titles on LGBTQ issues, acceptance, and grief suggested by booksellers in the wake of the tragedy in Orlando was updated this week with more than 100 additional recommendations.

    ABFE Defends Investigative Reporting

    Booksellers have joined publishers, authors, and librarians in urging a federal appeals court to invalidate an Idaho law that would suppress undercover investigations of animal abuse and other illegal conduct at public or private agricultural facilities.

    Treeline Tips and Tricks: Event Grids

    Edelweiss/Treeline Education and Outreach Coordinator Joe Foster explains how publisher event grids posted to Edelweiss enable booksellers to request touring authors, see relevant title information, and more.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Sean McGinty

    Sean McGinty is the author of The End of FUN, a Winter/Spring 2016 Indies Introduce debut title for young adults. Will Walton of Avid Bookshop called the novel “fresh, smart, and chock-damn-full of heart.”

    Brazos Bookstore’s Marketing Manager Publishes Debut Novel

    Benjamin Rybeck, the marketing manager at Brazos Bookstore, is the author of The Sadness, a debut novel about failure, film, complicated family ties, and the pitfalls of romantic obsession.

    Ogden, Utah’s Historic 25th Street to Welcome New Bookstore

    Former correctional officer Marcy Taylor Rizzi’s new and used bookstore, Booked on 25th, will celebrate its grand opening on July 9 with poetry readings and a lineup of local authors.

    Around Indies

    Story House bookmobile to launch in Maryland; Queens Bookshop Initiative looks to pop-ups; Trident Booksellers & Café named best of Boston

    BTW News Briefs

    Darrin Pratt to lead Association of American University Presses; Sara Nelson to join HarperCollins; Barnes & Noble launches self-publishing platform