With the announcement today of the finalists for the 2015 Indies Choice Book Awards and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards, booksellers at American Booksellers Association member stores across the country will begin voting to choose the winners in eight categories.
All main store members of the American Booksellers Association will be receiving an e-mail on Monday, March 30, with a link to the ballot to elect a new president, vice president/secretary, and three directors to serve on the ABA Board.
ABA is inviting booksellers to three Booksellers Forums to be held on the West Coast from April 7 to 12: in Lake Forest Park, Washington, on April 7; in North Hollywood, California, on April 9; and in San Francisco, California, on April 12.
Tickets are now on sale for two perennial favorites for children’s booksellers at BEA. The events, sponsored by the ABC Children’s Group at ABA and the Children’s Book Council, are the Speed Dating Lunch With Children’s Authors and the Tea With Children’s Book Authors & Illustrators.
In the first of a new monthly column offering best practices for making the most of the wealth of tools provided by Treeline Analytics, Joe Foster shows booksellers a few tips for using the Prioritize on Metrics graph.
Nina MacLaughlin is the author of the Spring 2015 Indies Introduce adult nonfiction title Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter, which Carol Schneck Varner of Schuler Books & Music called “an absolutely fascinating memoir.”
ChicoBag sells fun, eco-friendly fabric bags that come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, and through ABA’s ChicoBag affinity program, member stores can order these unique and custom products at a discount.
On Wednesday, ABFE joined a letter signed by more than 40 civil liberties and human rights groups, trade associations, and major Internet and technology companies that urges President Obama and Congressional leaders to end the collection of the personal information of millions of Americans by the NSA.
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