For booksellers who attended the event and for those who did not, here are links to all of the articles that BTW has published on Children’s Institute education sessions, plus a link to session videos.
The fifth volume of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s Bookseller Stories newsletter featured a bookseller who reached out to Binc for financial help after suffering numerous consecutive hardships.
NYT article claims counterfeit books proliferate at Amazon; State attorneys general prepare antitrust investigation; Arcadia completes Pelican acquisition, director of sales to scale down role; Skyhorse and Start partner for new crime imprint; Lonely Planet to transfer sales and distribution to Hachette; President Obama releases summer reading list; Personnel changes at University of Pennsylvania Press, Knopf, Chronicle Books; Kirkus Prize judges announced; Hugo Award, American Book Award, NAIBA Legacy Award winners announced
Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were down by 5 percent in June 2019 compared to June 2018, according to preliminary figures from the Bureau of the Census. As of August 14, the year-to-date sales among ABA member stores, as reported to the weekly Indie Bestseller Lists, are down 0.49 percent over 2018. Compound annual growth among ABA member stores is 7.5 percent over the past five years.
Here, the IndieCommerce team shares updates about pre-order badges for book webpages, planned visits to the regional trade shows, and a new feature, plus a request to ensure store contact information is up to date.
Sidekick to open; Palabras celebrates four years; Books Inc. remodels; Bookmarks recognized by school librarians; Half Price to be exclusive retailer for Mary Kay on People Management; Books Are Magic to sell “Melt the Guns” totes; Carmichael’s, The Open Door, Vintage, Weller Book Works, BookBar, Tattered Cover, Boulder, Book Soup, The Last Bookstore, Skylight, Vroman’s featured in local news.
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.