Each Spring Forum event in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Indianapolis, Indiana, will feature an open forum discussion plus the new education session “ABACUS and Pre-Orders: Two Programs You Can’t Do Without.”
Ballots are due April 30 for the 2019 ABA Board of Directors elections. The nominees for four director spots are Jenny Cohen, Bradley Graham, Kris Kleindienst, and Chris Morrow, as well as Jamie Fiocco for president.
Naples to join Hachette Books as publisher; Gorman to lead English PEN; PW covers ABA efforts with publishers; Arthur A. Levine launches Levine Querido; Arcadia acquires majority of Pelican Publishing; Personnel changes at Putnam, National Book Critics Circle, Abbeville; Man Booker International Prize, International Dublin Literary Award, Albertine Prize shortlists announced; Anisfield-Wolf Book Award winners announced
ABA’s next marketing meetup will provide insight into the topic of influencer marketing, which takes the idea of a celebrity (influencer) endorsement and places it into a content-driven marketing campaign.
Indie stores highlighted by Voice of America; The Story House, [words], Porter Square, McNally Jackson, Midtown Scholar, Walls of Books to open new locations; Turning Page, Alibi to open; Byrd’s Books owner, Second Star to the Right honored; EyeSeeMe, Main Point, Narberth, Towne Book Center, Papercuts J.P., Talking Leaves, River Dog featured in local news; Karlee Nussbaum joins Women & Children First
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.