October 21 is the deadline for booksellers to apply for the new award; two winners will receive a full scholarship to Winter Institute 2020 in Baltimore, covering up to five hotel nights, travel costs, and a $1,000 stipend.
Booksellers should keep an eye out for the full-color, 16-page consumer circular, which features nearly 200 frontlist and backlist titles for children and teens, all suggested by ABA member booksellers.
The October Indie Next List e-newsletter, powered by Shelf Awareness, will be sent to more than 556,000 customers at 147 ABA member stores on Thursday, October 3. Booksellers can sign up now to join the growing program.
NYT Book Review makes changes; Nominate a business for Independent We Stand’s Indie Award; Hearst launches two new imprints; Personnel changes at HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Simon & Schuster, Quirk Books, IPG, Random House Children’s; MacArthur Genius Grants awarded; Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize, Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlists announced; Bard Fiction Prize, Eric Carle Honors winners announced
The most recent update from the IndieCommerce team offers ideas for event ticketing, highlights a new shopping cart feature, and reminds booksellers to mark their calendars for upcoming opportunities to meet IndieCommerce staff.
All Things Inspiration, Thank You, Auburn Oil Company, Literatus to open; Volumes, Towne Center to open new locations; Bluestocking now open; Poisoned Pen celebrates 30 years; Toadstool Milford location to move; words! goes co-op; Palabras among best of Phoenix; 27th Letter semifinalist in Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest; Paper Boat, Firestorm, Prairie Lights, Seminary Co-op, The Open Book, Wild Detectives, Texian mentioned in local news.
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