At the Association of American University Presses’ annual meeting in June, independent booksellers and university press personnel discussed ways in which they can partner to form strong and mutually beneficial business relationships.
Washington, D.C.’s Politics & Prose has been selected as the official bookseller for the 14th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival, to be held on August 30 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
Kobo Writing Life, the do-it-yourself e-book publishing platform, is sponsoring events to bring customers and aspiring writers through the doors of independent bookstores to learn about the self-publishing opportunities available through Kobo.
With just over half of the funds distributed thus far in author James Patterson’s $1 million campaign to help independent bookstores, booksellers are making local news from coast to coast with stories about how they are putting the grants to use.
The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.
Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.