BTW - Week of September 25, 2019

25 Sep

Scholarship Application Process Opens for 2020 ABC Children’s Institute

Booksellers at stores that did not have an ABC Children’s Institute scholarship winner in 2018 or 2019 can now apply for a scholarship to the 2020 Children’s Institute in Tucson, Arizona.

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25 Sep

Winter Institute Waitlist Now Forming

Winter Institute registration sold out in record time this year. Booksellers can put themselves on the waitlist for the full event or purchase Day Pass registration to attend on Friday, January 24.

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23 Sep

ABA Heads to SCIBA Trade Show

Join ABA staff on Friday, September 27, for the new education session “Independent Bookstore Day: Celebrate With Success” as well as the session “Making the Most of ABA Membership.”  

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23 Sep

Publishers Offering a Range of Deals in Celebration of Indies First

ABA member booksellers are invited to take advantage of special offers from 51 publishers (and counting), including traditional publishers as well as nearly two dozen university presses.

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25 Sep

Nominations Due September 30 for ABA’s Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide Flier

The American Booksellers Association’s third Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide flier features the top adult and children’s gift books across a range of categories, as recommended by indie booksellers.

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24 Sep

Reminder: Sign Up to Be Part of “Booksellers of America” Social Media Campaign

The campaign aims to illustrate the work that indie bookstores do for their communities and engage the next generation of career booksellers and local shoppers to come.

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25 Sep

October 21 Deadline for Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship for Emerging Bookseller-Activists

The scholarship provides resources for one winning bookseller to attend two upcoming bookselling events and receive a grant that will help make their community stronger.

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25 Sep

Check Out These Titles Recently Added to ABA’s Pre-Order Calendar

Updated weekly, the calendar outlines selected books’ publication dates and details for ordering from publishers. When available, titles will also link to publishers’ downloadable digital marketing assets.

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25 Sep

Binc’s Bookseller Stories: “A Car… Destroyed”

The sixth volume of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s Bookseller Stories newsletter featured a bookseller who reached out to Binc for financial help after her car was destroyed in a flash flood.

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20 Sep

2019 National Book Awards Longlists Revealed

To be eligible for a 2019 National Book Award, a book must have been written by a U.S. citizen and published in the United States between December 1, 2018, and November 30, 2019.

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25 Sep

BTW News Briefs

PW Superstar named; Strand owner to sue NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission; SCIBA board votes to disband; Audible seeks publisher suit dismissal: Authors Guild, AAP file amicus brief; Oxford University Press to merge educational divisions: Mountaineers to handle fulfillment for Green Trails Maps; Reycraft Books to launch; Personnel changes at Algonquin Books, Dutton and Plume; Oprah’s Book Club picks The Water Dancer; National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 announced; Cundill History Prize shortlist announced

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25 Sep

ABFE Responds to DOJ Suit to Seize Proceeds From Snowden Memoir

The U.S. government seeks to recover all proceeds earned by Snowden because of his failure to submit his memoir, Permanent Record, for pre-publication review. 

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24 Sep

Indie Bookstores Mark Banned Books Week on Social Media

Indie booksellers are celebrating Banned Books Week, an annual event that serves as an opportunity for advocates to explain why it is important to preserve everyone’s right to read and view what they want.

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24 Sep

Spotlight on ABA History: “More Than Merchants: Seventy-Five Years of the ABA”

This excerpt discusses ABA’s operations following World War II, among other topics.

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23 Sep

How Bookstores Can Work With Schools in All Seasons

Bookselling This Week reached out to several booksellers who regularly work with schools and compiled a list of specific actions they take every spring, summer, and fall, as well as throughout the school year.

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24 Sep

Marketing Meetup Recap: Love Your Bookstore Marketing Campaigns

The Love Your Bookstore challenge, which takes place November 8–17, aims to promote brick-and-mortar bookstores via social media.

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25 Sep

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Aimee Lucido

“In crisp clean verse / Aimee Lucido decodes Emmy’s world,” City of Asylum’s Jen Kraar wrote of Emmy in the Key of Code.

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23 Sep

The October ’19 Now in Paperback Flier & Shelf-Talkers

The October Indie Next List’s 12 Now in Paperback titles are featured with bookseller quotes on a downloadable flier and shelf-talkers.

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25 Sep

Author Kelly Link, Gavin J. Grant to Open Book Moon in Easthampton, Massachusetts

Author Kelly Link and her husband, Gavin J. Grant, the team behind Small Beer Press, are set to purchase White Square Books, which will reopen under the name Book Moon in early October.

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25 Sep

Around Indies

Paper Boat, Sausalito Books by the Bay, new Little City location to open; Sidekick, Completely Booked, Libreria now open; Fables marks three months; Jane Mead dies at 61; MahoganyBooks among top minority business enterprises; Charlie Lovett wins Bookmarks Literary Achievement Award; Read With Me partners with Kid Lab; Book Culture, McNally Jackson, Shakespeare & Co., Neverending Bookshop, WORD Bookstores, Parnassus, Octavia, Pegasus, Moe’s, Mrs. Dalloway’s, University Press mentioned in local news.

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