ABACUS-16 Survey Now Open

    ABACUS-16, the American Booksellers Association’s annual financial benchmarking survey, has launched, and bookstores can begin submitting their data in an anonymous and fully secure online platform.

    A New Look for ABA’s “Bookselling This Week”

    Next week, the American Booksellers Association will launch a redesigned Bookselling This Week e-newsletter, which will feature a new BTW logo and tagline, articles grouped by topic, and a fun one-second survey.

    Wi13 Scholarship Applications Being Accepted

    Winter Institute 2018 logo

    The American Booksellers Association is currently accepting applications from booksellers for publisher-sponsored scholarships to the 2018 Winter Institute.

    Macmillan and Binc Award Regional Trade Show Scholarships to Nine Booksellers

    The Macmillan Booksellers Professional Development Scholarship, which sponsors attendance to a regional association trade show, has been awarded to nine booksellers.

    ABA Staff Previews Diversity Workshop to Premiere at Fall Shows

    Ilsa Govan of Cultures Connecting recently visited the ABA offices to lead staff in a day-long workshop focused on the important issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which will be addressed in ABA’s two upcoming fall workshops for booksellers, also presented by Cultures Connecting.

    Time to Rethink Antitrust Enforcement?: Lina Khan on Amazon and Market Dominance

    Here, New America’s Lina Khan discusses Amazon, U.S. antitrust law, and the online giant’s role in the book industry.

    A Q&A With Gabriel Tallent, Author of the #1 Indie Next List Pick for September

    Booksellers have chosen debut novel My Absolute Darling (Riverhead Books) by Gabriel Tallent as the #1 Indie Next List pick for September, which DIESEL’s John Evans has called “a Great American Novel.”

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Celia C. Pérez

    Celia C. Pérez is the author of the debut middle-grade novel The First Rule of Punk, which Laura Delaney of Rediscovered Books said she loved for its “blend of music, art, and family.”

    Ordering Underway for ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

    Orders for this year’s ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog are being accepted through September 8. The full-color, 20-page consumer circular is slated to be in stores in early October.

    IndieCommunication: New Webinar Series, Online Marketing Roundtables, & More

    The IndieCommunication newsletter for August 23 includes details about a new webinar series, a callout for booksellers who are active in marketing their stores online, and a tip of the week.

    Booksellers Respond to Charlottesville

    Booksellers around the country are responding to the events in Virginia earlier this month, when a “Unite the Right” rally led to a clash between white nationalists and counter-protesters.

    DIESEL Oakland to Reopen September 1 as East Bay Booksellers

    On Friday, September 1, DIESEL, A Bookstore’s Oakland, California, location will reopen as East Bay Booksellers under the ownership of former store manager Brad Johnson.

    Rodale Kids to Feature Health and Wellness Books for Children

    Rodale Books’ new children’s imprint, Rodale Kids, to launch in September, will publish a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles for infants, children, and teens.

    Around Indies

    Uriel’s Unusual Bookstore coming to Missouri; Argos Brewhouse & Bookseller planned for Texas; Stirling Books & Brew opens; Novel bookstore debuts

    BTW News Briefs

    PGW to distribute Europa Editions; Pearson sells global education business; Bloomsbury China to launch in 2018; Open Road expands marketing team; Nicole Mitchell assumes AAUP presidency; NAIBA Book of the Year Award winners; Thurber Prize finalists announced