Bestselling author and tireless literacy advocate James Patterson is kicking off the holiday season with a thank-you gift to independent bookstore employees: a donation of $250,000 that will be granted as bonuses of $1,000 to $5,000 to individual booksellers at ABA member stores.
Booksellers at the upcoming Heartland Fall Forum, NCIBA Fall Discovery Show, and the SCIBA Trade Show will have the opportunity to attend the all-new ABA education session “The Economics of Publishing and How They Impact Booksellers.”
Media Coalition has created a foundation that offers individuals and other entities the opportunity to make tax-deductible contributions to help further its work protecting the public’s right to access the broadest possible range of information, opinion, and entertainment.
The Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act, a bill that amends the Affordable Care Act, has passed the U.S. House and Senate. If signed by the President, the legislation would give states the right to determine what size business constitutes a “small business.”
The latest edition of IndieCommunication features tips on color coding events calendars and highlighting the ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog on IndieCommerce sites, as well as information about registration for the next training webinar.
Beginning October 12, ABA member bookstores can order the brand-new Aura H2O and Glo HD eReaders directly from a new Kobo corporate site. New Kobo promotional designs are also available in ABA’s Designs and Downloads for both devices.
Nicola Yoon is the author of Everything, Everything, a Summer/Fall 2015 Indies Introduce title for young adults, which Arna Lewis of Buttonwood Books & Toys called “a love story of unforgettable emotion.”
In response to a surge in demand for vinyl, book industry veteran Carl Lennertz has founded the Turntable Project, through which booksellers can stock their stores with new vinyl and turntables and also nominate a local school in need to receive a record player of its own.
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In celebration of the Major League Baseball post-season, here is the Indie Baseball Bestseller List, based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending October 4, 2015.