Booksellers Celebrate Fourth Annual Indies First on Small Business Saturday

    A record 563 independent bookstores across all 50 states celebrated Indies First on Small Business Saturday and many reported bustling stores, enthusiastic customers, and strong sales.

    New Report Provides Analysis on Amazon’s Negative Impact

    A new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance provides a comprehensive analysis of the negative impact of Amazon’s expansion and growing power — and what can be done to address its dominance.

    Judge Bars Overtime Rule From Going Into Effect on December 1

    A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a ruling that bars — at least temporarily — the new U.S. Department of Labor overtime rule from going into effect in all 50 states.

    HarperCollins Announces New Backlist Program for U.S. Indies

    A new HarperCollins backlist program will reward and support independent retailers that maintain a varied selection of backlist titles specific to the store’s strengths and customer base.

    New Date and Time for Winter Institute Finance Seminar

    The Bookstore Finance Seminar at Winter Institute 12 will now take place on Monday, January 30, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    The December ’16 Now in Paperback Flier & Shelf-Talkers

    The December Indie Next List’s 12 “Now in Paperback” titles, including three Young Adult crossover favorites, are featured with bookseller quotes on a downloadable flier and shelf-talkers.

    Miami Book Fair Panelists Put Focus on Indie Booksellers

    The role of independent bookstores in connecting writers and readers as well as offering a safe place for community members with different viewpoints was underscored by authors on a Miami Book Fair panel.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Wade Albert White

    Wade Albert White is the author of the Summer/Fall 2016 Indies Introduce pick The Adventurer’s Guide to Successful Escapes.

    Treeline Tips & Tricks: New Ways to Filter

    Edelweiss/Treeline Education Coordinator Joe Foster shows new ways to filter a catalog or list of titles in Edelweiss+ so you can quickly see those things that are most relevant to your current project.

    The Top 10 Audiobooks of 2016 at Independent Bookstores has compiled a list of the top-selling audiobooks at independent bookstores in 2016 as well as images to help booksellers promote them.

    Sales Tax Update: Wyoming and Ohio

    Wyoming and Ohio took steps in November to impose a tax on out-of-state businesses that lack a physical presence in the state.

    Around Indies

    Another Chapter opens in Oklahoma; Doors open at Print, Avid, Greenlight; The Booksmith plans grand opening for The Bindery; Ernest & Hadley Booksellers coming to Tuscaloosa; Firefly Bookstore to relocate; Flying Pig, Book Passage, The Bookloft mark anniversaries

    BTW News Briefs

    Binc Foundation launches “Think Binc” fundraising campaign; E-commerce tops shopping in brick-and-mortar stores over Black Friday weekend; Esteemed authors and translators to attend 2016 New Literature From Europe Festival; Book Industry Study Group expands 2017 programming; Forbes and Advantage Media Group launch ForbesBooks

    The Indie Holiday Cooking & Entertaining Bestseller List

    Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending November 27, 2016.