BTW - Week of July 3, 2019

03 Jul

Ci7 Keynote: Elizabeth Acevedo on What Being Well-Read Really Means

Elizabeth Acevedo, the New York Times bestselling author of The Poet X and With the Fire on High, spoke about the true meaning of being “well-read” at the seventh annual Children’s Institute. 

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02 Jul

Ci7 Keynote: Alyssa Milano on the Importance of Activism

Milano appeared in conversation with Kris Kleindienst to talk about the first book in her upcoming middle-grade series as well as her lifelong efforts as a social activist.

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02 Jul

Hitting the Road With Indie Booksellers: A Recap of the Full-Day Bookstore Tour at Ci7

Here from Tegan Tigani, ABA Board member and children’s book buyer at Queen Anne Book Company in Seattle, is a recap of the full-day bookstore tour held last week during the 2019 Children’s Institute.

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03 Jul

Last Call to Apply for a Scholarship to Winter Institute 2020 by July 8 Deadline

Member stores that have not attended ABA’s Winter Institute in the past seven years are eligible for a scholarship to the 2020 event.

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02 Jul

What Books are ABA Staff Reading This Summer?

From Indies Introduce debuts to galleys picked up at Ci7, ABA staff will be doing a wide range of reading this summer.

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03 Jul

Sign Up to Join Nationwide Cover Reveal for Adam Silvera’s “Infinity Son”

The cover reveal and pre-order campaign exclusively for indie bookstores aims to provide an alternative to the typical book announcements that primarily link to online competitors for sales.

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03 Jul

Calling on All Booksellers to Submit to the ABACUS Survey

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.

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01 Jul

ABC Group Invites Recommendations for 2019 Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

Booksellers at all ABA member stores are encouraged to submit title recommendations by Friday, July 12, via the catalog’s online submission form.

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03 Jul

Indie Bookstores Around the Country Welcome Glory Edim, Founder of Well-Read Black Girl

This year, ABA is partnering with WRBG founder Glory Edim, who will be visiting indie bookstores around the country throughout the year to promote book clubs and her new book. 

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02 Jul

2019 BookExpo Silent Art Auction, Ci7 Art Raffle Raise Over $23,000

The benefiting organizations for the auction and the raffle, ABFE and Every Child a Reader, each promote the freedom to read.

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01 Jul

July Indie Next List e-Newsletter to Deliver to More Than 538,000 Customers

The June Indie Next List e-newsletter, powered by Shelf Awareness, will be sent to more than 538,000 customers at 142 ABA member stores on Thursday, July 4.

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02 Jul

BTW News Briefs

Wiley to acquire Zyante; Deep Vellum acquires two publishers; Quarto appoints new CFO; S&S announces new library, e-book terms; We Need Diverse Books Internship grant winners announced; Arcadia Publishing relocates warehouse; Ingram announces new hires; Personnel changes at PRH

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03 Jul

New “Counterspeak” Episode Available Now

This episode of ABA’s free speech podcast features Barry Lynn, executive director of the Open Markets Institute, and National Coalition Against Censorship Executive Director Chris Finan.

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03 Jul

BookBar in Denver Vandalized Twice by Hate Group

Since the incidents were reported, BookBar has been the recipient of an “overwhelming amount of e-mails, calls, visits, and comments on social media offering support,” said owner Nicole Sullivan.

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03 Jul

No New Tariffs for Now as U.S. and China Resume Trade Talks

Threats of 25 percent tariffs on printed books have subsided for the time being as trade talks between the U.S. and China have resumed.

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01 Jul

Sign Up for July 11 Marketing Meetup on “Catching the Romance Reader”

During this Marketing Meetup, booksellers will hear about strategies for marketing romance titles in their stores.

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03 Jul

ABA Seeks Input on IndieCommerce Meetings at Regional Shows

The IndieCommerce team is seeking to learn if booksellers would like to meet with a representative one-on-one to discuss IndieCommerce and IndieLite at upcoming regional shows.

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01 Jul

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Carolina Setterwall

Let’s Hope for the Best is “an absorbing narrative that alternates between the delights of falling in love and the excruciating grief of suddenly losing a spouse,” says Bradley Graham of Politics and Prose.

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03 Jul

The Indie Travel Literature Bestseller List

The American Booksellers Association’s specialty bestseller lists provide a current snapshot of what’s selling in indie bookstores nationwide.

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01 Jul

Libro.fm’s July Audiobook Bestsellers

The Monthly Audiobook Bestseller List is based on sales through hundreds of independent bookstore locations participating in the Libro.fm audiobook program.

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02 Jul

Around Indies

Country Bookseller, Women & Children First, Wicked Good Books celebrate anniversaries; Phoenix Books hosts the Guardian Legion; A Room of One’s Own launches fundraiser for RAICES; That Book Store, Read ’Em & Weep, BookPeople, Malvern, BookWoman, and more featured in local news. 

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