ABA member stores have just a few more days to sign up to take advantage of special publisher offers on 10 adult and 10 children’s titles chosen by panels of booksellers from across the U.S. as the top debuts of the summer and fall seasons.
ABA member stores should be on the lookout for an e-mail arriving on Thursday, May 26, that will include introductory information about the ABACUS-15 survey; instructions and FAQs; and links to the secure, online ABACUS submission form.
HarperCollins President of Sales Josh Marwell discusses the inspiration behind the publisher’s New Bookstore Development Program, designed for independent booksellers in the U.S. who are opening new stores or expanding to additional locations.
At next month’s Children’s Institute, Dr. Dana Suskind will present the featured talk “Thirty Million Words: Building a Child’s Brain,” which will look at how early language exposure through books and conversation can change a child’s future.
ABA will present “Principles of Finance,” a six-hour workshop for booksellers involved in bookstore budgeting and financial forecasting, on Saturday, October 15, in Baltimore, Maryland, and on Wednesday, October 26, in San Francisco, California.
The award for this year’s Children’s Book Week display contest goes to Wild Rumpus bookstore in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for its creative garden-themed window design inspired by the exciting new children’s books springing up each season.
All Children’s Institute attendees planning to participate in the Backlist Book Swap party, which kicks off the institute on Tuesday, June 21, are reminded to pack their favorite kids’ book and a bookmark to share, and to let ABA know now what they’ll be bringing.
Bookstores that participate in the Indie Next List Years of Discovery promotion will have the opportunity to register an additional bookseller for Winter Institute 12. To participate, stores must share an initial Indie Next List display photo on social media or in an e-newsletter by June 30.
The May 20 edition of IndieCommunication features videos of SEO expert Max Thomas, who spoke at the IndieCommerce Institute, and a reminder about scheduling appointments to meet with IndieCommerce staff at the Children’s Institute.
In accepting the Indie Champion Award at BookExpo America, bestselling author Richard Russo praised the vitality of indie bookstores and recognized the indispensability of hand-selling to book discovery.
Molly Prentiss is the author of Tuesday Nights in 1980, a Winter/Spring Indies Introduce debut title for adults and an April Indie Next List pick. Anmiryam Budner of Main Point Books called the novel “immersive and satisfying.”
A new rule from the Department of Labor that automatically extends overtime pay protections to more than four million workers within the first year of its implementation was opposed by various business groups, including the National Retail Federation.
Main Street businesses, such as bookstores, that create relationships with their local farmers’ markets can benefit their own bottom lines while contributing to a community environment that nurtures social ties.
Red Door Books & Art opens in North Carolina; Book World to open new location in Illinois; Bookshop Santa Cruz marks 50th anniversary with inaugural writer residency sponsorship; Toadstool Bookshop in Keene on the move; “Kill the Bill Event” draws LGBTQIA support in Asheville
IPG to import Cuban books; University of Georgia Press to outsource distribution to Longleaf; Bloomsbury to restructure, shift focus to non-consumer books; Isabel Allende to receive PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Award; 2016 O. Henry Prize stories announced