BTW - Week of October 9, 2019

09 Oct

Registration Opens October 29 for Special Events at Winter Institute

Events include an antitrust symposium, bookstore tours, bookseller boot camps, publisher meetings, and special educational sessions.

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09 Oct

July–September 2019: ABA Member Stores Opened/Sold

The third quarter of 2019 saw 27 ABA member store openings and 5 sales of existing businesses to new owners.

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09 Oct

ABA to Offer “Making the Most of Your ABA Membership” Session at MPIBA and NAIBA Shows

In this education session, staff from ABA’s membership department will lead a discussion about the programs and resources the association provides to strengthen independent booksellers’ businesses.

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09 Oct

ABA Heads to MPIBA, NAIBA Trade Shows

Join ABA for the new education session “Independent Bookstore Day: Celebrate With Success,” which focuses on how indie bookstores can make the most of the national celebration of independent bookselling.

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09 Oct

“Booksellers of America” Invites ABA Members to Send in Photos for Social Media Campaign

The sign-up form asks participants to supply a photo and to reflect on their career in the bookselling industry, identify what they love about their jobs, and share significant or funny memories from their time in the business.

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09 Oct

Boost Your Quantities: Extra Stock Available of ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalogs

The catalog began shipping to stores on Monday, October 7. Booksellers can supplement their supplies with extra stock by placing an order via the 2019 online order form, while supplies last. 

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09 Oct

Hear All About Audiobooks at ABA’s Upcoming Marketing Meetup

The meetup will look at selling and gifting audiobooks and the celebration of Libro.fm’s Real People Monday, also known as Cyber Monday. All booksellers are invited to join.

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04 Oct

Signup Underway to Join Exclusive Cover Reveal for Kacen Callender’s “Felix Ever After”

Felix Ever After, about a transgender boy grappling with identity and self-discovery while falling in love for the first time, will be published by Balzer + Bray in May 2020.

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09 Oct

Join ABA’s Advocacy Team at the Antitrust Symposium in Washington, D.C., During Wi15

Booksellers should mark their calendars for Tuesday, January 21, when ABA will present an Antitrust Symposium in D.C. in conjunction with the 2020 Winter Institute in Baltimore.

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09 Oct

AUPresses Announces 2019 University Press Week Theme: “Read. Think. Act.”

The theme was selected based on the recognition that many citizens around the globe continue to engage in important debates that will influence vital decision-making in the months ahead.

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09 Oct

The Tylt Interviews Avid Bookshop Owner Janet Geddis

As part of the “Tell Me Everything” series from online news and debate website The Tylt, editor-at-large Jessie Blaeser visited Avid Bookshop in Athens, Georgia, to find out why people love independent businesses.

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07 Oct

Book Industry Charitable Foundation, Lion Forge Partner to Launch the Forge Fund

In addition to an initial investment of $100,000, five percent of proceeds from select titles will go to the Forge Fund, which was created to support comic shops.

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08 Oct

2019 National Book Awards Finalists Announced

Winners will be announced at the National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner on Wednesday, November 20, in New York City.

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09 Oct

BTW News Briefs

U.K.’s Publishers Association revises statement on U.S. tariffs; Square to change standard processing rate; Today Show to announce Nicest Places contest winner; Sourcebooks creates international sales program; Mango acquires Conari; Arcadia launches internship program; Abrams to launch LGBTQIA graphic novel imprint; Europa, Iperborea to co-publish Passenger series; Personnel changes at Ingram, HarperCollins Children’s Books, Penguin Random House, Little Bee Books; National Book Foundation announces Literature for Justice selections; Goldsmiths Prize, Stephan Russo Books Prize for Social Justice shortlist announced; New England Book Award winners announced

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09 Oct

Indie Booksellers Talk Strategies for Partnering With Fellow Local Businesses

Bookselling This Week recently spoke with three independent booksellers to learn about the different ways bookstores can make contact and establish partnerships with other area businesses.

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04 Oct

The Winter 2019–2020 Indie Next List for Reading Groups Preview

Here’s a preview of the Winter 2019–2020 Indie Next List for Reading Groups flier, which includes booksellers’ top 10 favorites plus 35 additional titles that offer the promise of great discussions for reading groups of every kind.

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09 Oct

What’s in a Name?: 27th Letter Books

Husband-and-wife team Drew and Erin Pineda first thought of opening a bookstore together while they were both serving as active duty U.S. Air Force officers in May 2018.

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09 Oct

Around Indies

Otter Lane, Enchanted Chapters, High Five now open; Loyalty, Elliott Bay open new locations; Book Nook, Left Bank mark 50 years; Hearthside, Page 2 move; Midtown Scholar wraps up festival; Orinda owner to speak at event; The Mysterious Bookshop, Next Page, River Lights, Prairie Lights, Crazy Wisdom, Literati, La Playa, Warwick’s, Bluestocking, The Book Catapult, Bay Books, Mysterious Galaxy, Run for Cover, Little Shop of Stories, Brave + Kind, The Story Shop featured in local news.

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