BTW Articles

01 May

Libro.fm’s May Audiobook Bestsellers

The Monthly Audiobook Bestseller List is based on sales through hundreds of independent bookstore locations participating in the Libro.fm audiobook program.

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01 May

The Indie Poetry Bestseller List

The American Booksellers Association’s specialty bestseller lists provide a current snapshot of what’s selling in indie bookstores nationwide.

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01 May
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Register by May 3 for ABA Special Programming at BookExpo

Booksellers can visit BookWeb.org to sign up for “Meet the Editor” or to get on the waiting list for “Publicists Speed Dating.”

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01 May

Bookseller Suggestions Requested for 2019 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

Suggestions are needed in the following categories: infant/toddler, picture books, nonfiction, activity books, early readers, middle grade, YA, and graphic novels.

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01 May

BTW News Briefs

National Antiracist Book Festival launches; McGraw Hill and Cengage to merge; Asmodee launches publishing arm; Personnel changes at Tin House Books, Princeton University Press, HMH, NEIBA; Edgar Awards, Colby Award, Triangle Award, PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, Four Quartets, James Beard award winners announced; Women’s Prize shortlist announced

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01 May

A Reminder for Booksellers: Binc Can Help With a Wide Variety of Expenses

In situations where weather, illness, or an accident disrupts a bookseller’s ability to make a living, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation will help with both business and personal expenses.

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01 May

May 8 Deadline: Submit Responses for 2019 Independent Business Survey

On April 25, booksellers received an e-mail from ABA with a link to a survey from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and the Advocates for Independent Business. Answers to the survey are due by May 8.

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01 May

May Indie Next List e-Newsletter to Deliver to More Than 541,000 Customers

The May Indie Next List e-newsletter, powered by Shelf Awareness, will be sent to more than 541,000 customers at 139 ABA member stores on Thursday, May 2.

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01 May

Meet ABA’s Affiliated Business Partners at Children’s Institute Consultation Station

At the 2019 Children’s Institute in Pittsburgh, the Consultation Station will offer booksellers the chance to meet with representatives from ABA’s affiliated business solution partners, POS vendors, and other service providers. 

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24 Apr

Recommendations Sought for 2019 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

The ABC Children’s Group is opening the floor for booksellers to submit their recommendations for children’s books to be featured in the 2019 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog.

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