The April 10 issue of BTW will feature a link to an online form booksellers and other industry professionals can use to pitch topics for Winter Institute education sessions along with presenters and moderators.
Each Spring Forum event in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Golden, Colorado, will feature an open forum discussion plus the new education session “ABACUS and Pre-Orders: Two Programs You Can’t Do Without.”
IPG announces promotions, expansion; Rowman & Littlefield acquires Finney; Leaver, Smith form Welbeck; Trigger Publishing to launch imprint; James Patterson to donate to teachers; Karyn Temple named U.S. register of copyrights; Libro.fm now offers Spanish audiobooks; Inaugural Bookstore Romance Day announced; CJK Group to acquire Thomson-Shore; Scholastic acquires majority stake in MBI; Personnel changes at Macmillan, Bloomsbury Children’s, Workman; PRHPS to distribute Blue Star; Every Child a Reader offers activity kit; NYT/PBS Book Club names April pick; Walter Dean Myers, Astrid Lindgren Award winners announced; Dylan Thomas Prize, Hugo Awards shortlists announced
Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were down by 10.6 percent in January 2019 compared to January 2018, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census. As of March 27, the year-to-date sales among ABA member stores, as reported to the weekly Indie Bestseller Lists, are up nearly one percent over 2018.
Changing Hands, Title Wave celebrate anniversaries; Bookbub, Uproxx, VisitDallas.com, Hoodline name top bookstores in U.S.; River House Books named best in Monterey County; Powell's, San Marino Toy and Book Shoppe, Hub City, Bennington Bookshop featured in local news; Tom Gerald retires.
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.