Wi12: Registration Now Full, Waitlist Forming

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    Winter Institute 12 registration reached capacity on Thursday morning, September 29; booksellers who are interested in attending can now add their names to a waitlist.

    Updated Study Drives Home Amazon’s Negative Impact on Economy

    On September 28, ABA and Civic Economics released a full update of their “Amazon and Empty Storefronts” study. The new data, from 2015, shows that Amazon’s negative impact on Main Streets is growing significantly worse.

    Ordering Opens October 1 on Many Indies First Publisher Specials, More to Come

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    ABA member stores can once again take advantage of specials on a wide array of Indies First frontlist and backlist titles.

    Registration Underway for New/Prospective Booksellers Workshop at Winter Institute 12

    A full-day workshop offering a crash course on the essentials of opening a bookstore or buying an existing store will be held on Friday, January 27, 2017, just prior to Winter Institute 2017.

    Banned Books Week Off to a Fast Start

    Banned Books Week kicked off with a message sent to more than 1.6 million supporters on Facebook and Twitter, followed by events around the country.

    ABC Best Books Catalog to Begin Arriving Next Week

    The 2016 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog will soon be arriving in stores. To help booksellers with ordering, titles and bibliographic information are available in a downloadable Excel spreadsheet.

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

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

    ABA to Offer Education Sessions, IndieCommerce One-on-Ones at MPIBA Trade Show

    ABA will be presenting two education sessions at the MPIBA trade show — “An Update on the New Localism Data and Hands-On Instruction” and “Understanding and Acting on Your ABACUS-15 Report” — as well as one-on-one IndieCommerce meetings.

    Reminder: Candidates Sought for 2017 ABA Board Elections

    There is still time for ABA members to nominate candidates for the association’s 2017 Board of Directors elections; self-nominations are acceptable.

    Phoenix Adaptive Reuse Program Eases the Way for Downtown Development

    Since 2008, Phoenix, Arizona’s award-winning Adaptive Reuse Program has been making it easier for developers and small businesses to renovate older buildings for new uses.

    IndieCommerce: Is Google Happy With Your Website?

    The latest edition of the IndieCommunication newsletter looks at how stores can make their IndieCommerce sites mobile friendly for Google.

    Treeline Tips & Tricks: Getting Affiliated on Edelweiss+

    Edelweiss/Treeline Education Coordinator Joe Foster shows how booksellers can find a deeper integration of community activity in Edelweiss+.

    Politics & Prose Enjoys Robust Sales in Third Year at National Book Festival

    Last Saturday’s Library of Congress National Book Festival drew more than 100,000 people to the Washington, D.C., convention center, where official bookseller Politics & Prose featured 400 titles by the event’s 120 authors, poets, and illustrators.

    Bookstores to Honor Pat Conroy With Drive to Fund New Literary Center

    Booksellers will honor the late Pat Conroy during the week of October 24 with events and promotions to raise money for the new Pat Conroy Literary Center in Beaufort, South Carolina.

    Writer-in-Residence Program Leads to Two Indies Introduce Debuts

    Two authors whose debuts were chosen by booksellers for the Winter/Spring 2017 Indies Introduce program were beneficiaries of the Associates of the Boston Public Library Writer-in-Residence program.

    Volunteers Help Next Page Books Weather Flood

    Before the Cedar River crested on Tuesday, Next Page Books moved its inventory and furniture to a safe location with the help of volunteers.  

    Around Indies

    Midtown Reader to open November 12; McNally Jackson to open new store in Greenwich Village; Kepler’s unique business model profiled; Bookshop Santa Cruz dedicates second  reading bench; Two indies honored as the “best”

    BTW News Briefs

    California booksellers oppose new law for signed books and art; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt CEO Linda Zecher resigns; Grant from Stephen King benefits students, local bookstore; MacArthur “Genius” Grants awarded to authors; T.C. Boyle wins Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award; Harrison Scott Key wins Thurber Prize for American Humor