Katie Washington, director of Shop Small and Small Business Saturday at American Express OPEN, talks about the origins of the program, new resources available to participating businesses, and what makes the event so popular.
For many online shoppers, high shipping charges from retailers are a deal breaker. Increasingly, retailers large and small — including indie booksellers — are taking a close look at their policies in order to respond to consumer preferences.
Booksellers must order by October 31 to take advantage of special terms from publishers who are showing their support for the Indies First campaign with unique offers on a wide array of frontlist and backlist titles.
To encourage even more authors to support Indies First, author Daniel Handler, also known as Lemony Snicket, has unveiled Upstream, an initiative inviting writers nationwide to partner with independent bookstores to sign stock of their books to keep on hand.
The American Booksellers Association’s 10th annual Winter Institute is made possible by the generous support of Ingram Content Group, the event’s lead sponsor, with additional support from more than 60 publishers large and small.
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.