ABACUS Deadline Next Thursday, July 31

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to receive a customized report analyzing your store’s financial results as well as a chance to win the Avin Mark Domnitz Scholarship to Winter Institute 10: Submit your business’ 2013 financial data to the ABACUS-13 survey by next Thursday, July 31.

A Q&A With Tim Godfray of the Booksellers Association of the U.K. and Ireland

Tim Godfray, CEO of the Booksellers Association of the United Kingdom and Ireland, visited ABA’s office this week and sat down with BTW to discuss independent bookselling in the U.K., its current challenges, and its most successful promotions. 

California Hits Bestseller Lists as Amazon, Hachette Continue Dispute

In the midst of the ongoing dispute between Amazon and Hachette Book Group, Stephen Colbert’s call for his fans to buy Edan Lepucki’s California at independent bookstores has landed the title on both the New York Times and National Indie Bestseller lists.

Malaprop’s Teams With Hometown Author on Special Promotion

Readers who preorder signed, personalized copies of Alan Gratz’s The League of Seven from Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café will receive a specially printed, numbered chapbook featuring a short story prequel to the trilogy. 

Important News About Kobo Device Serialization

Starting August 4, Ingram will no longer be responsible for affiliating Kobo devices with member stores. Instead, ABA has developed a simple procedure within the Kobo Reporting Tool that will allow stores to manually affiliate devices.

Workshop to Present Business Essentials for Opening or Buying a Bookstore

The Bookstore Training Group of Paz & Associates is offering the workshop retreat “Owning a Bookstore: The Business Essentials,” from September 15-19 on Amelia Island (near Jacksonville, Florida).

Are You Getting NetGalley’s Digital White Box?

Every bookseller at an ABA member store is eligible to receive the free Digital White Box from NetGalley. The monthly e-mail provides free access to digital galleys of upcoming print books from an array of publishers.

An Indies Introduce Debut Author Q&A With Tom Bouman

Tom Bouman is the author of Dry Bones in the Valley (W.W. Norton), which was chosen by booksellers for both the Summer/Fall 2014 Indies Introduce promotion and the July 2014 Indies Next List.

New & Ongoing E-Book Promotions

Five e-book promotions were recently added to the IndieCommerce Publisher Promotions page. Categories include cooking, gardening, back to school, summer entertaining, and animals.

Around Indies

Left Bank anniversary commemorated; Brooklyn indies curate Readings Beneath the Bridge; St. Mark’s reopens in East Village; Creekside reopens with new owners; Black Bear moves to mall kiosk

BTW News Briefs

HarperCollins in e-book bundling pilot program; S&S to sell, distribute Regan Arts; MIBA and GLIBA to honor Kate DiCamillo; Book Industry Charitable Foundation reveals survey results; John Green’s Looking for Alaska challenged; 2014 Man Booker longlist announced

The Indie Biography & Memoir Bestseller List

Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending July 20, 2014.