Each spring forum event in New Braunfels and Portland will feature an open forum discussion of industry issues plus the new education session “ABACUS and Pre-Orders: Two Programs You Can’t Do Without.”
ABA CEO interviewed; AppleTV to partner with Oprah’s Book Club; Waterstones staff start campaign; Melville House to publish Mueller Report; PRH to acquire Little Tiger; Personnel changes at Macmillan, Knopf; Eric Carle honorees announced; Denver Publishing Institute, Tiptree Award winners announced
All staff at members of the ABC Children’s Group — bookstores, publishers, and individual members alike — can receive the Flashlight e-newsletter, which features exciting, exclusive, members-only content.
At ABA’s next marketing meetup on Thursday, March 28, a selection of guest speakers will teach participating booksellers about blog marketing. The next meetup on April 11 will cover influencer marketing.
After Rep. Adam Schiff wrote to Jeff Bezos regarding anti-vaccine titles on Amazon, the American Booksellers for Free Expression defended the site's right to sell legally published materials some may find objectionable.
This episode of ABFE's new free speech podcast features an interview with Young, translator of Farewell, Aylis: A Non-Traditional Novel in Three Works by Akram Aylisli, which has been banned in Azerbaijan.
“We thought it would be worthwhile to try to add up all the ways the bookstore gives back in a given year and share that with customers who might not be aware of the scope of it,” Jessica Stockton Bagnulo said. “It’s also a way to point out how much independent and locally owned stores in general contribute to their communities, and reinforce our message of the value of shopping local.”
Texian now open; Charis relocates; Book Den owner celebrates 40 years; The Well-Read Moose celebrates fifth anniversary, Boswell celebrates 10th anniversary; Ellen Plumb's named Emerging Business of the Year; Books & Books, E. Shaver, The Book Store, The Book Catapult, Run for Cover, The Lit. Bar, Classic Lines, Elliott Bay, Ada's Technical featured in local news; Dudley's joins 1% for the Planet.
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.