To encourage even more authors to support Indies First, author Daniel Handler, also known as Lemony Snicket, has unveiled Upstream, an initiative inviting writers nationwide to partner with independent bookstores to sign stock of their books to keep on hand.
New Republic editor Franklin Foer struck a nerve. His article “Amazon Must Be Stopped” — in which he argued that Amazon’s monopolistic actions needed to be addressed by a robust regulatory state — garnered a tremendous, “fairly polarized” reaction from readers.
ABA member stores that have not signed up for the Winter/Spring 2015 Indies Introduce Debut Authors and New Voices promotion and have not participated in past Indies Introduce promotions have just two weeks left.
ABA and the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association are urging New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to veto a bill that discriminates against independent bookstores that mistakenly disclose customer information to the police and other third parties.
The 20 finalists for the National Book Awards in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People’s Literature were announced on Wednesday morning, October 15, on NPR’s Morning Edition by Books & Books owner Mitchell Kaplan.
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