ABA is encouraging member booksellers to make their reservations for this year’s Hotel ABA at BEA as soon as possible; the exclusive member rate is only available until May 1 or until the block sells out.
Publishers’ plans are taking shape for ABA’s Meet the Editor networking sessions at next month’s BookExpo America, but booksellers must preregister by May 11 for this exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the editing process.
Here is an array of great ideas for promoting bookstores as hubs of creativity, community, and activity, all gleaned from the bookseller discussion groups following Steven Johnson’s plenary talk, “How We Got to Now,” at Winter Institute 10.
More than 50 bookstore owners and event managers gathered this week for the NAIBA/NEIBA “All About Events” retreat to discuss why booksellers should host events, how to work with publicists and authors, and the importance of publicity kits and author request grids, among other topics.
ABA’s schedule of 10 spring Booksellers Forums will come to an end on April 28 and 29 with events in Washington, D.C., and Cambridge, Massachusetts, respectively. The programs are free and open to ABA members and non-members alike.
Lance Rubin is the author of Denton Little’s Deathdate, a Spring 2015 Indies Introduce novel for young adults. Cristin Stickles of McNally Jackson Books called the debut “a truly original and fantastic conceit.”
Booksellers planning to enter this year’s Children’s Book Week Display Contest, sponsored by the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader in partnership with the ABC Children’s Group at ABA, must mount their displays from April 30 to May 10.
R.J. Julia to celebrate 25th anniversary; Bookworks marks 30 years with loyalty program launch; Kepler’s plays host to weekly radio program; Literary Hub profiles San Francisco’s City Lights; Itinerant Literate bookmobile holds first event; South Carolina indies team to support SC Book Festival
CBC and WNDB partner on internship program; GLIBA, MIBA bestseller lists debut; Shortlists announced for 2015 PEN Literary Awards; SIBA Book Award finalists announced; ALA releases list of most frequently challenged books of 2014; S&S’s Wendy Sheanin promoted; New Zealand booksellers and retailers launch eFairness campaign