Booksellers can register now for all ABA programming at BookExpo 2019, which includes Meet the Editor, Publicists Speed Dating, the Children’s Book Art Silent Auction, the ABC/CBC Speed Dating Tea, and more.
ABA member stores can update their general store information, e-mail recipient preferences, and buyer contact details by clicking under the “Update Store Data” heading in BookWeb.org’s “For Booksellers” menu.
Former Google executive Jessica Powell, author of The Big Disruption: A Totally Fictional But Essentially True Silicon Valley Story, is donating her share of print proceeds to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation.
New ALA president elected; Independent Booksellers Consortium, Association of Writers and Writing Programs name new executive directors; KidLit TV partners with CBC, Every Child a Reader; WNBA launches national membership; S&S to distribute Tra Publishing, launch Tiller Press; TDH announces Nightfire imprint; Personnel changes at HarperOne, HMH; Pulitzer Prize, Los Angeles Times Book Prize, WNBA Award, Aspen Words Literary Prize, Reading the West Book Award winners announced; Young Lions Fiction Award, Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist announced
The most recent IndieCommunication invites booksellers to offer loyalty programs and gift registries to online customers, to sign up for meetings with IndieCommerce staff, and to try out two new site themes.
“It’s easy to forget how intimidating a bookstore can be for some customers,” said Kerry Halls of Auntie’s Bookstore. “Displays provide a really friendly access point for people who maybe don’t have the time or energy to get lost in the stacks.”
Epilogue, Reads & Company, Madison Books to open; Second Star to the Right to expand; An Unlikely Story, Bookmarks, Trident, The Silver Unicorn, Gibson’s, EyeSeeMe, Lavender’s Bleu, Book Culture, Birchbark, Fenton’s Open Book, Powell’s featured in local news; Little City Books hosts Hoboken Literary Weekend
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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.