BTW on Holiday; Bestseller List Reporting Period Extended

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    Due to the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays, this is the final issue of Bookselling This Week for 2017. BTW will return to its regular Wednesday schedule on January 3, 2018.

    The December 26 and January 2 reporting deadlines for the Indie Bestseller Lists, which are typically 3:00 a.m. EST on Tuesdays, have been extended because of the holidays.

    The changes are as follows for December 26:

    • ABA Manual Entry: 3:00 a.m. EST on Wednesday, December 27, via the ABA reporting site.
    • ABA File Upload: 3:00 a.m. EST on Wednesday, December 27, via the ABA reporting site.

    BookScan reporters: Please transmit reports to BookScan from your POS before 1:00 pm EST on Tuesday, December 26.

    The changes are as follows for January 2:

    • ABA Manual Entry: 3:00 a.m. EST on Wednesday, January 3, via the ABA reporting site.
    • ABA File Upload: 3:00 a.m. EST on Wednesday, January 3, via the ABA reporting site.

    BookScan reporters: Please transmit reports to BookScan from your POS before 1:00 pm EST on Tuesday, January 2.

    The Indie Bestseller List will be produced and e-mailed to stores on Wednesday, December 27, and Wednesday, January 3.

    The American Booksellers Association urges all stores to report to the Indie Bestseller Lists during this busiest of seasons to demonstrate the power of independents. The aggregated Bestseller reports provide hard data that reinforces to publishers and other industry stakeholders the key role of independent bookstores to a healthy book industry.

    The 2017 Indie Bestseller Lists, featuring the year’s top-selling titles at hundreds of independent bookstores nationwide, are now available in PDF, Doc, and HTML formats. Each list is a great resource for shoppers looking for post-holiday reads.

    When Bookselling This Week returns in January, we will feature a post-holiday roundup of sales, celebrations, and activities at bookstores around the country. If you would like your store to be highlighted, send a quick e-mail with contact information to editorial@bookweb.org.

    From all of us at ABA and BTW, best wishes for a healthy, happy, and prosperous 2018!