BTW Articles

16 Jan

Studies Size Up the Kids’ Book Market

On Tuesday, January 15,  at the Children’s Publishing Goes Digital Conference in NYC, two sessions presented key findings from recent studies on influencers of children’s book choices, methods of discovery, and attitudes towards books and reading.

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30 Jan

2013 New Voices Program to Pick Top Debuts

The ABC New Voices program is about to kick off for the 2013 publishing year. Under the direction of a committee of 12 independent booksellers, New Voices highlights the top middle grade and young adult debuts of the year for both the summer and fall seasons.

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06 Feb

2013 New Voices Committee Members Announced

The ABC New Voices program is run by a committee of 12 independent booksellers whose responsibility it is to pick the top middle grade and young adult debuts of the year to be featured on New Voices promotional materials for both the summer and fall seasons. 

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20 Mar

Kids’ Summer Reading Program to Launch in April

Next month, the ABC Childrens Group at ABA will launch “Give Me Summer! Give Me Books!a national summer reading program for kids that is open to all ABA member bookstores.

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12 Dec

Initiative Aims to Help Bellevue Hospital Rebuild Reach Out and Read Program

Carol Chittenden of Eight Cousins has launched an initiative to help Bellevue Hospital in New York City rebuild its Reach Out and Read program, which lost thousands of books in Hurricane Sandy. The program serves approximately 11,000 underprivileged children a year.

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09 Jan

U.S. Booksellers Invited to Participate in International Book Giving Day

Amy Broadmore, a member of the U.S. Planning Team, has extended an invitation to independent bookstores across the nation to join in the February 14 celebration of International Book Giving Day, which is dedicated to getting new, used, and borrowed books in the hands of as many children as possible.

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19 Apr

2012 Spring New Voices Titles Announced

After months spent reading more than 80 titles by debut authors, booksellers on the New Voices Committee have selected their top  spring picks for children ages 8 - 12 and for teens, from titles published between January 1 and June 30, 2012.

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16 May

New Voices Marketing Kits Shipping Soon

Members of the ABC Group at ABA will be receiving a special New Voices Marketing Kit in the Summer Children’s White Box, shipping next week.

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24 May

Kids’ Institute: “Some of Our Favorite Things” and Focused Roundtables

The secrets behind successful programs for children at several indie bookstores will be on display during the ABC Children’s Institute on Wednesday, June 6, at BookExpo America.

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