New Orleans: 72 Hours at Ci6
    Posted on Tuesday, Jun 12, 2018

    Just traveling to such a wonderful place is excitement enough, but combined with Children’s Institute’s education sessions, authors, special events, and keynotes, we’re anticipating an outstanding few days. Here’s an overview to help you navigate the busy, exciting days ahead.

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    Posted on Thursday, Jun 7, 2018

    Participating bookstores will receive a benchmarking report (including comparative financial ratios, operations data, and company profiles), a customized performance report, and additional online tools.

    By Dan Cullen on Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018

    The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors met on May 28–29, 2018, in White Plains, New York, just prior to the start of BookExpo.

    Children's Institute checklist
    By Sydney Jarrard on Thursday, Jun 7, 2018

    With the 2018 Children’s Institute just around the corner, now is the time to review this helpful checklist filled with reminders and tips for how to best navigate the event.

    By Liz Button on Friday, Jun 15, 2018

    Chelsea Clinton will appear in conversation with Lissa Muscatine, co-owner of Politics and Prose in Washington, D.C., at the sixth ABC Children’s Institute in New Orleans.

    By Sydney Jarrard on Thursday, Jun 7, 2018

    The ABC Children’s Institute is a perfect opportunity to share a unique bookselling experience with customers, friends and family, and fellow booksellers on social media.

    Posted on Thursday, Jun 7, 2018

    Starting with next week’s ABC Children’s Institute, the code of conduct will be disseminated to all ABA event attendees and prominently posted onsite along with contact information.

    By Sydney Jarrard on Thursday, Jun 7, 2018

    Backlist character costumes will be judged by a surprise panel of industry friends and prizes will be awarded across a range of categories.

    Posted on Thursday, Jun 7, 2018

    Booksellers attending Children’s Institute are invited to submit questions about the Edelweiss+ platform and join one of two “Ask an Edelweiss Expert” sessions being held at the event.

    By Sydney Jarrard on Monday, Jun 11, 2018

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

    Posted on Monday, Jun 11, 2018

    Booksellers who are interested in applying for a scholarship to ABA’s 2019 Winter Institute can do so by filling out the Wi14 scholarship application form on BookWeb.

    Mother Bruce
    By Sydney Jarrard on Monday, Jun 11, 2018

    The art to be featured on the cover of the 2018 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog, scheduled to land in stores in early October, comes from Ryan T. Higgins, author of Mother Bruce.

    Posted on Monday, Jun 11, 2018

    The Book Industry Charitable Foundation is seeking authors or illustrators who are interested in decorating a piggy bank for the Bank on Booksellers Piggy Bank Auction in September.

    Posted on Tuesday, Jun 12, 2018

    To mark Audiobook Month, Libro.fm is offering a free audiobook to anyone who starts a monthly membership in June.

    Posted on Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018

    BookExpo and NYRF announce partnership; Anthony Bourdain dies; Authors Guild announces changes; Hut Landon publishes Amazon op-ed; 2018 Young Lions Fiction Award, PEN Pinter Prize, Griffin Poetry Prize, Women’s Prize for Fiction winners announced

    By Liz Button on Tuesday, Jun 12, 2018

    Cristina Russell of Books & Books calls Furyborn by Claire Legrand “exactly the kind of ambitious, well-written YA high fantasy that I’ve been looking for.”

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    By Sydney Jarrard on Monday, Jun 11, 2018

    ABA members can now access handouts from education sessions held at BookExpo 2018 in New York City.

    By Liz Button on Tuesday, Jun 12, 2018

    Edelweiss puts booksellers’ reading preferences in front of sales reps, provides access to digital review copies and Indie Next List nomination options, and offers tools for communicating plans for big titles.

    By Liz Button on Thursday, Jan 25, 2018
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    Posted on Monday, Jun 11, 2018

    The latest IndieCommunication e-newsletter featured news about a webinar on order processing plus reminders about going mobile-friendly, reviews on IndieCommerce and IndieLite sites, and signing up for one-on-ones at Children’s Institute.

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    By Maria Peroni on Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018

    Seattle’s city council has voted 7-2 to repeal a measure aimed at collecting tax from the city’s largest businesses, including Amazon and Starbucks, in order to raise funds for housing services.

    Books & Mortar rainbow flag
    By Sydney Jarrard on Monday, Jun 11, 2018

    Indie booksellers are breaking out the rainbows to mark Pride Month. Here are just a few of the many snapshots of displays and events shared by booksellers on social media.

    By Liz Button on Tuesday, Jun 12, 2018

    Politics and Prose’s second branch location is slated to open June 19 in Washington, D.C.’s Union Market district. The store opened its first branch at The Wharf last fall and expanded its flagship store this year.

    Posted on Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018

    New branches for Books & Books, Page 158, Hudson Group; Narrow Gauge nears opening; A Room of One’s Own to change hands; Mitchell’s Book Corner, Neighborhood Reads mark anniversaries; Byrd’s Books on the move; The Bookery named best of New Hampshire; Local news looks at indie bookstores in D.C., Salt Lake City, Chicago, and more

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    By Sydney Jarrard on Monday, Jun 11, 2018

    The next issue of Bookselling This Week will arrive in inboxes on Thursday, June 21, with reports and photos from the sixth ABC Children’s Institute.

    Ticking clock
    By Sydney Jarrard on Thursday, Jun 14, 2018

    Booksellers have until June 30 to apply for a scholarship to ABA’s 2019 Winter Institute via a form on BookWeb.

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    Posted on Monday, Jun 18, 2018

    American Booksellers Association main store members now have until Friday, July 13, to submit their data for the annual ABACUS financial independent bookstore survey.

    By Liz Button on Thursday, Jun 14, 2018

    Bookseller nominations for the program, supported by $250,000 of author James Patterson’s personal funds, will be accepted until September 30.

    By Sydney Jarrard on Thursday, Jun 14, 2018

    Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were down by 2.7 percent in April 2018 compared to April 2017, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census. As of June 13, the year-to-date sales among ABA member stores, as reported to the weekly Indie Bestseller Lists, are up more than 5 percent over 2017.

    Stethoscope
    By David Grogan on Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018

    The U.S. Department of Labor has released the final rule that will expand access to association health plans (AHPs). AHPs would allow small businesses to band together through a trade association to purchase health insurance across state lines.

    Shop local
    By Maria Peroni on Monday, Jun 18, 2018

    The recent study Home Sweet Home: Locals vs. Amazon demonstrates the significant economic benefit that supporting independent businesses has on local communities.

    By Maria Peroni on Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018

    Earlier this month, the Senate passed a bill that will allow the Small Business Administration (SBA) to raise its cap for 7(a) general business loans by 15 percent.

    By Liz Button on Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018

    Gregory Day of BookPeople calls Ottessa Moshfegh’s novel My Year of Rest and Relaxation “one of the most existentially satisfying reads in recent memory.”

    Posted on Thursday, Jun 14, 2018

    Ely Watson of A Room of One’s Own called Convenience Store Woman “a strong commentary on obsessive work culture” and praised its “calculated, removed prose and unique narrative and characters.”

    Posted on Thursday, Jun 14, 2018

    The July Indie Next List’s 12 Now in Paperback titles are featured with bookseller quotes on a downloadable flier and shelf-talkers.

    Posted on Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018

    Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending June 17, 2018.