Indies First Promotion to Award $10,000 in Prizes
    By Sydney Jarrard on Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017

    The American Booksellers Association is partnering with Penguin Random House for a special promotion in celebration of Indies First on Small Business Saturday, this year November 25.

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    Posted on Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017

    Registration for ABA’s 13th annual Winter Institute reached capacity on September 14. Booksellers can now add their names to the event registration and hotel waitlists.

    By Sydney Jarrard on Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017
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    By Liz Button on Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017

    The Book Industry Charitable Foundation has received thousands of dollars in donations from booksellers in support of hurricane relief efforts following ABA’s pledge to match up to $5,000 in contributions.

    By Liz Button on Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017

    The Association of American University Presses has chosen “#LookItUP: Knowledge Matters” as the theme for this year’s University Press Week, to be held November 6–11.

    Posted on Friday, Sep 15, 2017

    The scholarship, supported by five independent publishers, will send booksellers to the Frankfurt Book Fair, the Turin International Book Fair, and the Guadalajara International Book Fair in 2018.

    Posted on Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017

    Ingram announces staff changes, promotions; Carolina Wren Press acquires John F. Blair; Edelweiss to include logo for books in WNDB app; Frankfurt Book Fair fellows announced; Conroy Legacy Award winner, Heinz Award winners, Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize shortlists announced

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    Posted on Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017

    Join the hundreds of booksellers who have found the ABACUS survey to be an invaluable tool for financial and strategic planning: submit your store’s 2016 data by the September 27 deadline.

    By Sydney Jarrard on Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017

    Booksellers still have time to register for the October 11 presentation of ABA’s fall workshop, which bookseller participants have called “valuable, informative, and powerful.”

    Posted on Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017

    ABA members are encouraged to nominate candidates for the association’s 2018 Board of Directors elections; self-nominations are acceptable.

    By Sydney Jarrard on Friday, Sep 15, 2017

    ABA is launching a new annual Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide flier, which will feature bookseller-recommended adult and children’s gift books. Booksellers are encouraged to submit their favorite titles now.

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    By David Grogan on Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017

    On Thursday, September 14, the Supreme Court of the State of South Dakota ruled that the state cannot force remote retailers to collect and remit sales tax if they do not have nexus in South Dakota.

    Posted on Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017

    ABA is encouraging booksellers to complete a new survey from the Advocates for Independent Business that seeks data that can contribute to larger media and public policy discussions.

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    Posted on Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017

    The September 20 IndieCommunication newsletter includes details about upcoming educational webinars, registration for the IndieCommerce Institute at Wi13, and more.

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    By Liz Button on Thursday, Sep 14, 2017

    Booksellers have chosen Carmen Maria Machado’s debut short story collection, Her Body and Other Parties: Stories, as the #1 Indie Next List pick for October.

    By Jessica Stauffer on Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017

    Margaret Rogerson is the author of the Indies Introduce young adult debut An Enchantment of Ravens, in which fairies rely on humans for craft work in exchange for enchantments.

    Posted on Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017

    Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending September 17, 2017.

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    By Liz Button on Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017

    Like indie bookstores, indie running retailers are continuing to connect with customers in the age of Amazon by strategies that include product curation, community-building, and innovation on all levels.

    By Liz Button on Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017

    Tubby & Coo’s owner Candice Huber has introduced a host of board game-related programs in conjunction with the New Orleans store’s third anniversary.

    By Julie Moran Alterio on Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017

    Chuck Robinson’s cross-country cycling trip to raise money and awareness for organizations including the Book Industry Charitable Foundation has taken him 1,000 miles so far.

    By Sydney Jarrard on Friday, Sep 15, 2017

    Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were down by 1.9 percent in July 2017 compared to July 2016, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

    By Julie Moran Alterio on Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017

    Book No Further will open on October 27 in downtown Roanoke, Virginia, with a mix of fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books and a focus on local authors and the history and sights of the region.

    By Julie Moran Alterio on Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017

    The Open Door in Schenectady is encouraging its customers to support a local literacy program as part of what it hopes will be the first of many such partnerships with area nonprofits.

    Posted on Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017

    Wheatberry Books plans December opening; McNally Jackson heads to Brooklyn; Lahaska Bookshop opens in Pennsylvania; Books of Wonder expands in New York City; New owners for Dunaway Books; Ellen Plumb’s celebrates first anniversary

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