Registration for ABA’s 10th anniversary celebration of the Winter Institute begins today. The event, to be held from February 8 to 11, 2015, at the Grove Park Inn (an Omni Resort) in Asheville, North Carolina, is expected to sell out quickly; booksellers who are planning to attend should register as soon as possible.
Two panels of booksellers from every region of the country have chosen 10 debut adult titles and 10 children’s titles for the Indies Introduce Debut Authors and New Voices promotion. Featured Winter/Spring titles include fiction and nonfiction, middle grade and YA, publishing between January and June 2015.
From November 3, 2014, through January 16, 2015, HarperCollins is offering a Holiday Express Shipping program for independent bookstores in the U.S. for all HarperCollins and HarperCollins Christian Publishing titles.
To help booksellers spread the spirit of the ever-growing Indies First campaign, ABA has created brand-new Indies First designs, which can be used to create in-store materials and to promote the movement online.
Asheville and the Grove Park Inn provide a unique, fun, and rewarding setting for the Winter Institute’s 10th anniversary. While getting there may be a little bit more challenging than flying into a hub city, there are a number of options that can lessen the cost and the complications.
Educational programming at the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association Trade Show will include two new sessions from ABA: “The Nuts and Bolts of Finance” and “Making the Most of Indies First on Small Business Saturday.”
More than 1,000 authors have signed off on a letter to Amazon’s board of directors to request that each member look at Amazon’s actions against Hachette Book Group and consider whether they support them.
Caitlin Doughty is the author of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, a 2014 Summer/Fall Indies Introduce nonfiction title and a September Indie Next List pick. “Doughty’s book is a clear-eyed look at death and a call for us all to think about a difficult topic in healthier ways,” said David Enyeart of Common Good Books.
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