Hachette Book Group is offering independent bookstores signed bookplates from author and director J.J. Abrams, whose new book, S., hit shelves on October 29 and came in at #7 on this week’s national Indie Bestseller List for fiction.
Joshilyn Jackson, author of Someone Else’s Love Story, discusses the development of her newest book, the influence of indie booksellers on her writing career, and the character from her latest novel who will be making a comeback in her next book.
Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, Arizona, has launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for a new bookstore/bar to be located in central Phoenix. Local artists have designed special merchandise featuring classic literary characters, including Frankenstein’s Monster and Moby Dick, as rewards for donors.
With Indies First just days away, the Indies First Facebook page has gone live, the final author and bookstore matchups have been made, and Indies First totes, which were spotted all over last week’s Miami Book Fair International, have been sent to participating stores.
Indies First tote bags make their debut; new author-bookstore matchups; deadlines for matching assistance and the Indies First map fast approaching; IndieBound buy buttons; bookstores get creative; tips for a successful Indies First; Indies First goes international
Spellbound Children’s Bookshop has just completed its move to a new location in Asheville, North Carolina, and owner Leslie Hawkins said the store is settling in for good. On October 26, she hosted a party to celebrate the store’s grand opening, its ninth anniversary, and Halloween all rolled into one.
This month, Kobo Writing Life, Kobo’s do-it-yourself eBook publishing platform, sponsored a very successful event at Jan’s Paperbacks that brought together independent booksellers and local authors. Now, Kobo would like to replicate the event at other stores throughout the country.
The full catalog of limited-edition, word-based items developed exclusively for NCIBA and SCIBA bookstores to sell on California Bookstore Day, May 3, 2014, is now available. Orders are due no later than December 1.
Booksellers are singing praises for Graeme Simsion’s debut novel, The Rosie Project, their top pick for the October 2013 Indie Next List. Here, Simsion talks about the winding path that led to him to The Rosie Project and what booksellers can expect from him next.
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.