In his bimonthly letter, ABA’s CEO discusses the recently concluded Spring Booksellers Forums and next month’s BEA; the chance for booksellers to effect change through participation in the New Localism movement; and the opportunities presented by the new Indie Next List “Years of Discovery” Campaign.
Before BEA kicks off next week at McCormick Place in Chicago, here are some final reminders about author autographing and the galley room in the ABA Member Lounge, Publicists Speed Dating, the ABA Town Hall and Annual Membership Meeting, discounted parking, and more.
Award-winning author Julia Alvarez will close next month’s Children’s Institute with a talk about her unlikely path to becoming a passionate reader and writer and how stories can shape the lives of children.
Here, author Elizabeth J. Church discusses the unique experience of growing up in Los Alamos, New Mexico, the birthplace of the atomic bomb, and how her youth shaped and inspired her debut novel, The Atomic Weight of Love.
The Association of American Publishers is encouraging booksellers to post their open staff positions on the organization’s Bookjobs.com website, which is widely used by young book-loving professionals to search for entry-level jobs and internship positions.
The June Indie Next List flier, arriving in stores in the May Red Box, features a prominent space on the front page for store branding, three additional “Now in Paperback” titles, and a coupon for a customer sweepstakes.
Two groups are challenging each other over sales tax collection in South Dakota, but their goal is likely the same: To take U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy up on his invitation to legally define nexus in a technological era far different than when the court last considered the issue.
Lindsay Eagar is the author of Hour of the Bees, a Winter/Spring Indies Introduce debut title for middle-grade readers. Drew Sieplinga of Wild Rumpus Books called Hour of the Bees “a beautifully written, magical book.”
Gary Robson has been selected as the general manager and CEO of the new Billings Bookstore Co-operative, set to open this summer in Billings, Montana. Robson’s bookstore, Red Lodge Books & Tea, will close in June.