More than 400 bookstores across the U.S. will be hosting Indies First celebrations on November 28, Small Business Saturday. Here are some final tips for booksellers, as well as photos of authors who helped kick off Indies First during last weekend’s Miami Book Fair International.
This holiday season, We Need Diverse Books is challenging booksellers to shine the spotlight on Margarita Engle’s Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music, an initiative to effect change through the power of the hand-sell.
An expanded array of downloadable fliers and shelf-talkers is now available to help booksellers promote all of the titles on the December Indie Next List — Indie Next Great Reads, Now in Paperback titles, and Revisit & Rediscover backlist favorites.
ABA Board member Matthew Norcross of McLean & Eakin Booksellers talks about his early experiences with books and reading, his beginnings as a bookseller, important changes in the book industry, and more.
Some of the students involved in campus protests over racial discrimination have demonstrated hostility toward the free speech rights of others. Should booksellers side with a minority that is trying to make itself heard or condemn those who violate the very rights that make protest possible? asks ABFE Director Chris Finan.
A limited number of reservations are still available to booksellers and international guests for the January 23rd half-day tour of Denver-area bookstores; there is also space on the Après Institute Ski Trip on January 27 for booksellers, publishers, and their families and friends.
Four independent bookstores are among the 25 quarterfinalists for Independent We Stand’s Independent Small Business of the Year Award for 2015. Anyone can vote multiple times through December 13 to help choose 10 semifinalists.
Bernie Tushaus, the longtime co-owner with his wife, Jane, of Prairie Books & Gifts in Hastings, Nebraska, died in October. In a letter to ABA, his son, Michael Tushaus, recently paid tribute to his father and his 40-year career in independent bookselling.
From now through November 30, Constant Contact is offering a Cyber Monday Special: New subscribers can sign up for Constant Contact’s full range of e-mail marketing tools and free coaching at 40 percent off for three months.
Boston initiative encourages shoppers to support small businesses; NetGalleyshows support for Indies First; New Zealand to start taxing e-books from overseas retailers; A Moveable Feast sales spike after Paris terrorist attacks; Bookbuilders of Boston blog series spotlights indie bookstores