BTW - Week of September 5, 2018

04 Sep

A Letter From ABA CEO Oren Teicher

Here, Teicher encourages booksellers to mark their calendars for the opening of Winter Institute registration, the upcoming fall regional trade shows, and ABA’s Principles of Bookstore Finance seminars.

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04 Sep
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September 10 Deadline to Sign Up for “Indie Bookstores Give Back on Small Business Saturday”

Stores must sign up by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, September 10, to receive their free 24-copy carton of Ghost by Indies First spokesperson Jason Reynolds.

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03 Sep

Register Now for ABA’s Principles of Bookstore Finance Seminars

The American Booksellers Association will reprise its popular Principles of Bookstore Finance seminar with events scheduled at two of this year’s regional fall trade shows.

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03 Sep

SIBA Discovery Show to Feature ABA Education Session on Pre-Orders

The American Booksellers Association will present an education session “Maximizing Pre-Order Campaigns” at the September 13–15 SIBA Discovery Show in Tampa, Florida.

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05 Sep
Nominate now!

ABA Nominating Committee Opens Call for Board Candidates

Any ABA member may nominate a qualified candidate to stand for election to the ABA Board of Directors in 2019; self-nominations are also welcome.

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04 Sep

September 7 Deadline for ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog Orders

Booksellers can visit Edelweiss to get a sneak preview of this year’s full-color, 20-page consumer circular of the best children’s books as suggested by indie booksellers.

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29 Aug

There’s Still Time to Nominate a Bookseller for a James Patterson Holiday Bonus

Author James Patterson’s Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program provides independent bookstore employees with some extra cash around the holidays.

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04 Sep
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Catch the Next Episode of “The Great American Read” on September 11

Guests slated for the next episode include Sarah Jessica Parker, Venus Williams, Gillian Flynn, George R.R. Martin, Chelsea Clinton, Jason Reynolds, and James Patterson.

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04 Sep

Politics & Prose Sells a Record 17,000+ Books at 2018 National Book Festival

On Saturday, September 1, D.C. indie bookstore Politics & Prose served as the official bookseller for the fifth year in a row at the Library of Congress National Book Festival.

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04 Sep

Publishers Weekly Names BookPeople CEO One of Five PW Star Watch Finalists

Elizabeth Jordan, CEO of BookPeople since Steve Bercu’s retirement in June, was one of six ABA member booksellers who made the original list of 47 honorees, from which the finalists were chosen.

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04 Sep

Bidding Starts Sunday for the Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s Piggy Bank Auction

Binc’s Bank on Booksellers online auction of piggy banks designed by authors, artists, and celebrities will once again help raise funds for the organization.

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03 Sep

Save the Date: ABA to Announce 2019 Winter Institute Schedule on September 12

Booksellers are encouraged to review the schedule when beginning to book travel. Registration for Winter Institute will open at 1:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, September 17.

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03 Sep

September Indie Next List e-Newsletter to Deliver to 491,000+ Customers

The September Indie Next List e-newsletter, powered by Shelf Awareness, will be delivered to customers at more than 130 ABA member stores on Thursday, September 6.

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16 Jul

#HarperCollinsLovesIndies Initiative Lets Booksellers Give Virtual Store Tours on Facebook Live

There is still another slot available (Saturday, December 29) for this year’s HarperCollins Facebook Live video program, which allows booksellers to take viewers on a virtual tour of their bookstores.

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05 Sep

BTW News Briefs

PRH to launch Book the Vote; NYT publishes article on retail innovation; Students invited to design 2019 National Poetry Month poster; Staff changes at HMH, DK, S&S, Sourcebooks, Milkweed; IPG acquires Midpoint; Gaiman, Murakami shortlisted for substitute Nobel; Nominations open for Reading the West Book Awards; Voice of the Heartland winner announced; Center for Fiction announces First Novel finalists

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05 Sep
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New Yorker Festival Cancels Bannon Event After Backlash

The New Yorker Festival’s decision to schedule an interview between Steve Bannon and New Yorker editor David Remnick was denounced by Roxane Gay, Jessica Valenti, Patton Oswalt, and more.

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05 Sep

Trump Administration Considering Regulating Google Searches

On August 28, President Trump published a series of tweets expressing his belief that Google is “rigged” to suppress conservative views.

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05 Sep

Senator Bernie Sanders Calls Out Amazon

“Count to ten. In those ten seconds, Jeff Bezos, the owner and founder of Amazon, just made more money than the median employee of Amazon makes in an entire year. In an entire year,” tweeted Sanders.

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04 Sep
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WAMC Radio Program Features ABA CEO Oren Teicher and Bookseller Chris Morrow

On The Roundtable, Teicher and Morrow discussed bookstores as presenting an opportunity to bring a diverse community together in a divided political climate.

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05 Sep

“Banned Spotlight” Highlights Stories of Censorship

The first Spotlight features I Am Jazz, Jazz Jennings’ autobiographical picture book in which she shares her experience as a transgender child.

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04 Sep

Ci6 Education: Planning and Executing Successful Large-Scale Events

Four booksellers discussed how they organize large-scale author events both in their stores and off-site, from selecting a venue to ticketing to communicating with staff, publicists, and attendees.

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03 Sep
October Indie Next List flier

The October 2018 Indie Next List Preview

Here are the 20 Indie Next Great Reads and 12 Now in Paperback titles featured on the October 2018 Indie Next List flier, which is on its way to stores in the IndieBound movement.

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05 Sep

The Indie Love & Romance 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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04 Sep

Libro.fm’s September 2018 Audiobook Bestsellers

The September 2018 Audiobook Bestseller List is based on sales through hundreds of independent bookstore locations participating in the Libro.fm audiobook program during the month of August.

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05 Sep

Around Indies

Element of Fun Books & Toys opens in New York; Bogan Books to open in Maine; Bronx River Books plans soft opening in New York; Macdonald Book Shop, Abraham Lincoln Bookshop to celebrate milestone anniversaries; Scout and Morgan’s Judith Kissner named MIBA’s Bookseller of the Year; Ivy Bookshop, Greedy Reads, Foggy Pine Books featured by local news; Her Bookshop becomes The Bookshop

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