BTW - Week of September 11, 2019

11 Sep

American Booksellers Association Debuts Program for 15th Annual Winter Institute

Booksellers should be ready to register for the event at 1:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, September 18, as it always sells out quickly.

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11 Sep

69 Booksellers Awarded Scholarships to 2020 Winter Institute

Scholarships will cover the conference fee, four nights plus tax at a hotel in the ABA block, and transportation costs up to $400. 

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11 Sep

Save the Date: ABA to Present Antitrust Symposium in Washington, D.C., on January 21

Booksellers will attend a panel discussion on the growing monopoly power in the retailing and tech sector and meet with lawmakers to discuss issues impacting their businesses.

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11 Sep

Publishers’ Special Terms for Indies First 2019 Offer a Range of Deals

As part of the seventh annual celebration of Indies First, 49 publishers have signed on to offer indie booksellers special terms, including traditional publishers as well as university presses. 

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10 Sep

Sign Up Now to be Featured in “Booksellers of America” Social Media Campaign

Booksellers of America is a platform to share the stories and experiences of the diverse people who own, manage, and hand-sell books in the more than 2,400 independent bookstores across the nation.

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11 Sep

ABA Heads to SIBA Trade Show

Join ABA staff on Friday, September 13, for the new education session “Independent Bookstore Day: Celebrate With Success” and roundtables on “Making the Most of ABA Membership.”

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11 Sep

Don’t Wait to Schedule One-on-One Meetings With IndieCommerce at Fall Regional Shows

At this fall’s regional trade shows, booksellers can sign up for individual meetings with IndieCommerce staff to discuss the IndieCommerce and IndieLite e-commerce platforms.

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10 Sep

Quarto Offering Indie Bookstore Display Kits for National Coming Out Day on October 11

More than 100 bookstores and organizations from across the country have already signed up to receive the kits, which include a downloadable sign, pins inspired by the book Yay! You’re Gay! Now What? and a free chapter to download, and more.

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09 Sep

ABA CEO Oren Teicher Wins National Book Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award

Teicher will be honored at the 2019 National Book Awards for his career championing independent bookstores.

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10 Sep

Indie Booksellers Take Back Center Stage on Release Day for Margaret Atwood’s “The Testaments”

Indie booksellers across the country took to social media to entice customers to their stores on the official September 10 release date of The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale.

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11 Sep

Booksellers on Southeastern U.S. Coast Post Updates Following Hurricane Dorian

Bookselling This Week collected several social media posts from bookstores in the southeastern U.S. that are recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Dorian.

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10 Sep

Anonymous Donors to Match Sustaining Donations to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation

Two anonymous donors have stepped forward with a pledge to encourage booksellers, bookstores, publishers, and industry professionals to join Binc’s community of sustaining donors.

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10 Sep

ABA CEO Oren Teicher Appears at Booksellers Association Conference in U.K.

During the event, Teicher reflected on his career in bookselling, shared his thoughts about the future, and received an award for his contribution to independent bookselling.

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11 Sep

Bookmarks Hosts Its Inaugural Well-Read Black Girl Book Club

Bookmarks’ WRBG book club will meet again on October 21 to discuss Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson, one of the titles chosen for all WRBG book clubs to read that month.

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11 Sep

BTW News Briefs

Reed reboots BookExpo again; NYT reports on Amazon delivery driver crashes; Random House’s Susan Kamil dies; Oasis Family Media launches Paperback Classics; Abrams to publish Magic Cat in North America; Personnel changes at Shelf Awareness, Parallax Press, Random House Children’s Books, Penguin Young Readers, Simon & Schuster; National Translation Awards longlists announced; American Poets Prizes winners announced

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11 Sep

Special Banned Books Week “Counterspeak” Podcast to Drop Next Week

The episode will feature interviews with independent booksellers on their events and plans for the upcoming Banned Books Week.

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10 Sep

Background Music: Looking at the Legality of Playing Music In-Store

David Brewster of Edmonds Bookshop in Edmonds, Washington, recently talked to BTW about music licensing and the legality of the use of background music in retail shops like independent bookstores.

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11 Sep

Disaster Preparedness: What Booksellers Should Know, Part II

In this second of a two-part story, Bookselling This Week discusses disaster best practices with bookseller Jill Hendrix of Fiction Addiction in Greenville, South Carolina. 

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10 Sep

Marketing Meetup Recap: Hummingbird E-Book Marketing

During the online conversation, Josh Mettee of Hummingbird Digital Media and Dave Lucey of Page 158 Books talked about the free e-book and audiobook retailing platform.

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11 Sep

David Yoon on Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “Frankly in Love”

Frankly in Love is a breathtaking, sit-on-the-floor sobbing, smile-till-your-face-hurts whirlwind of a novel,” said Tildy Banker-Johnson of Belmont Books.

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10 Sep

An Indies Introduce Q&A With John Englehardt

Bloomland is “beautifully written and compelling,” said Jessica Osborne of E. Shaver, Bookseller in Savannah, Georgia.

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11 Sep

Word Up Partners With Lin-Manuel Miranda, AmEx to Give Away Books

Emmanuel Abreu, a volunteer at Word Up, said Miranda “doesn’t just appreciate his neighborhood, but he supports local shops and community organizations all the time. And we truly appreciate that.”

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10 Sep

Maria’s Bookshop Celebrates 35 Years in Business

Maria’s Bookshop in Durango, Colorado, is thanking its community on its 35th anniversary with a celebration of the rich history of the shop and a commitment to an exciting future.

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11 Sep

Green Apple Books Buys Browser Books

“We’re proud to help shepherd the beloved Browser Books into the future,” said Green Apple’s Pete Mulvihill, who co-owns the store with Kevin Hunsanger. 

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11 Sep

Around Indies

Sidekick, Busboys and Poets, Auburn Oil Co. to open; Commonplace Reader, Paper Boat now open; Murphy’s to stay open; Quail Ridge to celebrate 35th; New owners for Linden Tree Books; Jeff and Julie Kinney buy site across from Unlikely Story; Ellen Ourada of Wild Rumpus to retire; Boogie Down to provide books to incarcerated teens; Lexie Bean recipient of Bookshop Santa Cruz Writing Residency; Casa Camino Real, Gramercy, Second Star to the Right host events; Hideaway on list of Utah bookstores; Cornell University newspaper promotes shopping at indies. 

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