BTW - Week of September 12, 2018

12 Sep

American Booksellers Association Announces Lineup for 2019 Winter Institute

Winter Institute 14 will feature Margaret Atwood and Erin Morgenstern, Hanif Abdurraqib, Reshma Saujani, and Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, plus education sessions, networking events, author receptions, and more.

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10 Sep
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Indie Booksellers Name the 20 Indies Introduce Debut Titles for Winter/Spring 2019

Booksellers can sign up now to take advantage of special publisher offers on the 10 adult and 10 young reader titles chosen by booksellers as the top debuts of the upcoming publishing season.

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10 Sep

Want to Serve on ABA’s Board of Directors? Here’s Your Chance!

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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07 Sep

Mark Your Calendars: Fall Regional Show Education to Focus on Maximizing Pre-Order Campaigns

At each of the fall regional trade shows, ABA will present the new “Maximizing Pre-Order Campaigns” education session, where booksellers will learn how to work with publishers to take full advantage of pre-order opportunities.

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07 Sep

Schedule a One-on-One With IndieCommerce Staff at the Fall Regional Trade Shows

At this fall’s regional trade shows, booksellers can sign up for one-on-one meetings with IndieCommerce staff to discuss the IndieCommerce and IndieLite e-commerce platforms.

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12 Sep
The Great American Read

“The Great American Read” Fall Season Kicks Off

The show will continue for the next six weeks with episodes that dig deep into the themes of the novels trending in the competition.

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12 Sep

Bookseller Promotional Resources Now Available for PRH’s “Book the Vote” Initiative

The campaign kick-off for the program from Penguin Random House takes place on September 25, National Voter Registration Day.

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10 Sep

Bookselling Without Borders Scholarship to Send Four to Frankfurt Book Fair

The scholarship aims to expose U.S. booksellers to the global book industry to equip them “to become advocates for international and diverse literature in their own stores,” said Europa Editions’ Michael Reynolds.

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12 Sep

BookScan Begins Migration to NPD’s DecisionKey Platform

This month, BookScan is migrating to DecisionKey®, NPD’s online suite of data delivery and analysis tools, so booksellers should make sure they have access to the new platform.

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12 Sep

BTW News Briefs

Dubruille to leave EIBF; New and improved Pubnet goes live; Waterstones to buy Foyles; National Book Awards announces Young People’s Literature longlist; Canongate to launch Black Thorn; James Johnston named PRH CFO; B&N stock jumps after sale rumors; B&N CEO search delayed; Algonquin promotes two; November premiere set for HBO’s Elena Ferrante adaptation; National Book Foundation announces NBF Presents

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10 Sep
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President Trump Criticizes Right to Protest

Last Tuesday, September 4, President Trump suggested that allowing people to protest at hearings for a Supreme Court nominee is “embarrassing for the country.”

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11 Sep

Register and Promote Your Banned Books Week Event

Booksellers can register planned Banned Books Week events and celebrations to appear on a map that will help readers find their local participating store.

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11 Sep
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Ci6 Education: Amplifying Your Presence on Social Media With Eva Chen

At the sixth annual ABC Children’s Institute, Eva Chen gave booksellers tips and tricks on how to make their store Instagram accounts stand out. 

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12 Sep

Join ABA’s Virtual Marketing Roundtable on Membership Subscriptions

All ABA member booksellers are invited to participate in a September 20 virtual marketing roundtable on membership subscriptions, part of a series of educational roundtables held every other Thursday.

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11 Sep
The Light Between Worlds

Laura E. Weymouth on Fall Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “The Light Between Worlds”

“Laura Weymouth’s debut is a captivating tale of two sisters struggling to find home and to find themselves,” said Hannah Wilson of Out West Books.

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11 Sep

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Ellen Goodlett

“Your heart will race as quickly as your fingers turning the pages of this smart and captivating debut novel,” said Nancy Baenen of Arcadia Books about Ellen Goodlett’s novel Rule.

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07 Sep

Share Your Pick Now for the Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide

Booksellers have until September 30 to submit their favorite adult and children’s gift books of 2018 across a range of categories, including photography/art, cooking, visual travel, novelty, stocking stuffers, and more.

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12 Sep
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BookPeople Embraces “Cli-Fi” Movement With Display Promoting Climate Change Fiction

BookPeople’s Christine Havens recently created a highly successful endcap for the store featuring climate change fiction titles like Barbara Kingsolver’s Flight Behavior and Jeff VanderMeer’s Borne.

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12 Sep

Around Indies

Sleepy Cat Books is now open; Greenlight Bookstore to open stationery store; Let’s Play Books announces grand reopening; Neverending Bookshop moves; The Golden Notebook to celebrate 40th birthday; Staff changes at The Lift, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, BookBar, and Third Place Books; I AM Books to organize IDEA Boston; Phoenix Books to celebrate National Voter Registration Day; Everyone’s Books donates to Brattleboro Police Department; and more.

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