Award-winning authors Julia Alvarez, Dave Barry, and Kate DiCamillo will be the keynote speakers at the 2016 ABC Children’s Institute, to be held June 21– 23, at the Wyndham Orlando Resort International in Orlando, Florida.
ABA’s Board of Directors, which met last month just prior to Winter Institute 11, approved the ABA Nominating Committee’s recommendation of four candidates to stand for election to three-year terms (2016 – 2019) as directors on the ABA Board.
Independent businesses experienced healthy sales growth in 2015, buoyed by their strong community ties and growing public awareness of the benefits of locally owned businesses, according to the Independent Business Survey, released today by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance in partnership with Advocates for Independent Business.
In response to booksellers’ feedback at Winter Institute 11, ABA’s Spring Forums will now feature an education session based on the new Civic Economics study “Amazon and Empty Storefronts: The Fiscal and Land Use Impact of Online Retail.”
The Wi11 panel discussion “The New Localism” brought together experts and thought leaders on local economies for a discussion about the next phase in the localism movement — evolving the movement from public discourse to public policy.
ABFE Director Chris Finan looks at the implications for the freedom to write, publish, and sell books, when authors and publishers respond to controversies over their works by pulling them from the marketplace.
In this op-ed from the January 24 edition of the Albany Times-Union, Susan Novotny of the Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza and Market Block Books explains why it is crucial that small business owners have a voice in discussions to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour.
The Women’s National Book Association is accepting nominations for the 2016 WNBA Pannell Awards, honoring a general bookstore and a children’s specialty store that enhance their communities by using exceptional creativity to foster a love of reading and books among their patrons.
New Harry Potter play to be released in print, e-book form; Germany fixes e-book prices to protect bricks-and-mortar stores; Agate Publishing launches children’s imprint with African American focus; National Book Foundation appoints Lisa Lucas executive director; Ingram names new COO for VitalSource; NAACP Image Award winners in literature announced; Audio Publishers Association names award finalists