BTW - Week of November 27, 2019

26 Nov

A Fond Farewell From Former ABA CEO Oren Teicher

Here, Teicher reflects on his 30-plus years at ABA, the many colleagues and booksellers he has worked with over the years, and his thoughts about the future of bookselling.

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26 Nov

N.K. Jemisin Takes to Twitter in Support of Indies First

Booksellers are welcome to retweet posts in support of indie bookstores by Indies First spokesperson N.K. Jemisin, who is continuing to post Indies First tweets this week. 

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27 Nov

Submit Your Scholarship Applications Now for ABC Children’s Institute 2020

The scholarship will cover the conference fee, the cost of airfare or ground transportation up to $400, and four hotel nights plus tax.

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27 Nov

Sign-up Underway for Winter Institute Antitrust Symposium in Washington, D.C.

A panel of speakers will look at the growing monopoly power in the retailing and tech sector, with a focus on the extraordinary market dominance of Amazon.

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26 Nov

Sign Up Now for the IndieLite Seminar at Winter Institute

The seminar will cover content creation and management, order processing, making the most of your IndieLite website, and more.

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26 Nov

ABA to Look at Offering Childcare for Children’s Institute

While there was not enough interest to offer the service at Winter Institute, ABA will research childcare services for the 2020 Children’s Institute in Tucson.

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25 Nov

Binc Launches Year-End Fundraising Campaign

In partnership with Penguin Random House, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation is kicking off its annual year-end fundraising campaign on November 30, Small Business Saturday.

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26 Nov

Miesha Headen of Loganberry Books Wins Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship for Emerging Bookseller-Activists

Headen will receive a year-long scholarship for professional development, which includes funds to attend ABA’s 2020 Winter Institute and her regional trade show, plus a stipend of up to $1,000 to fund a community outreach project.

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26 Nov

ABA CEO Oren Teicher Receives 2019 Literarian Award at National Book Award Ceremony

The 2019 Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community is given to an individual or organization for a lifetime of achievement in expanding the audience for books and reading.

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26 Nov

Simon & Schuster Expands Rapid Replenishment Program to All Indie Booksellers

Previously, Simon & Schuster’s rapid replenishment program served only West Coast booksellers.

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27 Nov

New for Booksellers: Pre-Order Calendar Highlights

The calendar, updated each week, features books with added value, such as signed copies and exclusive merchandise, to entice customers to order from their local indie bookstore. 

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25 Nov

BTW News Briefs

Children’s Book Week 2020 plans announced; UPS, FedEx rate increases announced; HMH announces new imprint; Casemate Group to distribute seven new publishers; BookTube episode two now streaming; Personnel changes at Poetry Society of America, HarperCollins, Henry Holt; New York Times 10 Best Books of 2019 announced; RNA Industry Award winners announced 

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26 Nov

Congress Passes Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act

The passage of the act comes after months of protests in a pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong. President Trump has not confirmed whether he will sign the act.

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25 Nov
25 Nov

Marketing Meetup Recap: “Marketing With Eventbrite”

Guest speakers for this meetup included Jorge Portillo of Eventbrite, Jill Hendrix of Fiction Addiction, and John Ganiard of Literati Bookstore.

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26 Nov

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

The December 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 Nov

This Cyber Monday, Libro.fm Encourages Customers to Celebrate “Real People Monday”

On December 2, indie bookstore customers can take advantage of special offers in celebration of Libro.fm’s new retail holiday, “Real People Monday.”

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26 Nov

People Get Ready Aims to Promote Community Connections in New Haven

People Get Ready is a bookspace in New Haven, Connecticut, focused on community and advocacy work in the city. 

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26 Nov

Around Indies

Islander now open; Old Town, Half Price, Greedy Reads to open; Napa Bookmine, Interabang to reopen; Roebling Point plans move; Montclair, Loganberry celebrate anniversaries; Zenith to celebrate Jólabókaflóð; Staff changes at Books Are Magic; Three Lives, AFK, From My Shelf, Park Road, Anderson’s, Wishing Tree, Page 2, Novel Bay, Fact & Fiction featured in local news; New Dominion prepares for holiday season. 

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