The customized reports and online tools that reporting stores receive in return for filling out the survey provide a full picture of a bookstore’s financial performance and key information for strategic planning.
The Board has unanimously approved the appointment of Tegan Tigani of Queen Anne Book Company to fill a vacancy resulting from the election of Jamie Fiocco of Flyleaf Books as ABA’s incoming president.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Capstone, Scholastic, and Workman are the latest publishers to offer special programs for indies after the news that wholesaler Baker & Taylor will no longer distribute to retailers.
Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were down by 7 percent in March 2019 compared to March 2018, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census. As of May 15, the year-to-date sales among ABA member stores, as reported to the weekly Indie Bestseller Lists, are even with 2018.
PRHPS, SEA sign multi-year sales and distribution agreement; McFarland & Co. launches Toplight Books; Charco Press to be distributed by Consortium; Chronicle launches Chronicle Chroma; Personnel changes at MIBA, IPG, APA Publishing, Fabled Films Press, National Book Foundation; Buzz Books available for booksellers; Man Book International, Innovations in Reading, O. Henry Prize, Nebula Awards, Library of Congress Award for American Fiction, International Dylan Thomas Prize, Jeanne Córdova Prize for Lesbian/Queer Nonfiction, Plutarch Award for Best Biography, New England Society Book Awards winners announced; Strand Critics Awards nominees announced
“Carrying Your Digital Marketing Campaigns Across Multiple Platforms” will cover multi-platform digital marketing, a growing discipline due to the ever-increasing number of ways to connect audiences with your content.
Michael Tucker, Margie Scott Tucker to retire; Round Table to open; Astra Titus to take over Curious George; Half Price Concord location to reopen; Partners Village, Green Arcade celebrate anniversaries; Loyalty Books looks to expand; Personnel changes at Community Bookstore, Greenlight; Chapters hosts former U.S. Poet Laureate; Doylestown honored by mayor; Kit Harington stops by R.J. Julia; Bookmarks to host 15th Annual Festival of Books and Authors; Brookline Booksmith, Harvard, Porter Square, Trident, New Dominion, Point Reyes, Green Apple, DIESEL, East Bay, Dog Eared, R&B, BookBar, Unabridged, The Last Bookstore featured in local news; Reader's Digest shares best-loved bookstore in each state
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.