The Authors Guild’s Mary Rasenberger on Why Amazon Deserves Antitrust Scrutiny

    Mary Rasenberger, executive director of the Authors Guild, discusses the organization’s support for the Authors United appeal to the Department of Justice to investigate Amazon’s “abuse of its dominance in the world of books.”

    The September 2015 Indie Next List Preview

    Here are the titles on the September Indie Next List flier, on its way to ABA member stores in the IndieBound movement.

    The August ’15 Now in Paperback Flier & Shelf-Talkers

    The August Indie Next List’s 12 “Now in Paperback” titles are featured with bookseller quotes on a downloadable flier and shelf-talkers.

    A Q&A With Paula McLain, Author of August’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

    Paula McLain talks about Beryl Markham, the boundary-breaking woman at the center of Circling the Sun, the challenges of writing historical fiction, and finding what she was meant to do in life.

    Essentials of Human Resources Focus of Fall Workshops

    Registration is underway for ABA’s Human Resources Workshop, a new in-depth education event, to be offered twice this fall exclusively to the owners and managers of member stores.

    ABA Announces Staff Promotions

    ABA CEO Oren Teicher has announced the restructuring of the organization’s technology department and the promotion of two ABA staff members.

    Direct From Kobo: Two Great Reasons to Encourage Digital Reading This Summer

    Here are details and sign-up information for eRead Local, a Kobo incentive program aimed at encouraging customers at ABA member stores to give e-reading a try.

    Treeline Analytics Tips and Tricks: Some Stats for Your Consideration

    Edelweiss/Treeline Education and Outreach Coordinator Joe Foster offers an aggregation of Treeline data to help booksellers figure out how their  inventory turns break down compared to other stores in their region.

    Dog-Eared Books to Open in Kentucky College Town

    This August, TJ Rayhill, a 19-year-old college student, will open Dog-Eared Books in Campbellsville, Kentucky. The used bookstore also sells new books online and offers an online college textbook rental service.

    Around Indies

    Malaprop’s staff member to open bookstore in Florida; The Book Burrow honored; Literati Bookstore reopens after water damage; BookPeople of Moscow sports new mural; Square Books’ Howorth nominated to second term on TVA board
     

    BTW News Briefs

    Congress raises SBA lending ceiling; Man Booker Prize announces 2015 longlist; BookBrowse publishes white paper on book clubs; AAUP responds to closure of University of Akron Press; New England Book Award winners announced