BTW - Week of December 4, 2019

04 Dec

In 2019, Indies First on Small Business Saturday Proves a Success Once Again

Independent booksellers across the country hosted celebrations for this year’s Indies First on Small Business Saturday, November 30, with the typical fun festivities, sales and discounts, and author events to kick off the holiday shopping season. 

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04 Dec
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Wi15 Consultation Station to Feature 30+ Business Service Providers

The Consultation Station at Winter Institute 15 will feature representatives from ABA’s affiliated business solution partners, POS vendors, and other service providers.

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04 Dec

New “Publishers by Appointment” Program Offers One-on-One Meetings at Winter Institute

Booksellers can book an appointment now to meet with any of the 19 publishing companies taking part in this new Winter Institute program.

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02 Dec

Winter Institute Attendees: Let ABA Know If Your Plans Have Changed

Registered booksellers whose plans have changed are asked to notify ABA as soon as possible so waiting booksellers can be offered a chance to attend the event or book a hotel room.

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03 Dec

Sign Up Now for the IndieCommerce Seminar at Winter Institute

The seminar will cover site building, custom products, promoting and selling pre-orders, new features, and more.

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04 Dec

Last Call for Scholarship Applications for 2020 ABC Children’s Institute

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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04 Dec
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Washington Post to Publish ABA Indie Bestseller List

This week, the Washington Post will begin publishing the weekly adult National Indie Bestseller lists on the Washington Post website and in the “Outlook” section of the Sunday printed edition of the newspaper. 

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03 Dec

Nominations Sought for 2020 PW Bookstore, Sales Rep of the Year Awards

Booksellers, authors, publishers, distributors, and others with ties to the book industry are invited to submit nominations for Publishers Weekly’s Bookstore and Sales Rep of the Year awards by January 6, 2020.

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02 Dec
November Indie Next List Flier featuring In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado

December Indie Next List to Deliver to More Than 570,000 Customers

Booksellers are invited to sign up now to send the free monthly adult or quarterly Kids’ Indie Next List e-newsletters to their customers.

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04 Dec

BTW News Briefs

Real People Monday breaks Libro.fm records; NYT studies Amazon’s effect on Baltimore; Nominations open for Anna Dewdney Read Together Award; Quarto to reactivate Frances Lincoln, Aurum Press; Personnel changes at Sourcebooks, Scribner, Workman; CBC Diversity Outstanding Achievement Awards, FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award, Royal Dragonfly Book Awards winners announced; Wingate Prize longlist announced

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04 Dec
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New “Counterspeak” Episode Out Now

In this installment, author David Kirby talks about the status of free speech in America and about his book When They Come For You: How Police and Government Are Trampling Our Liberties — and How to Take Them Back.

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04 Dec

“Counterspeak” Podcast Celebrates First Anniversary

Throughout December, follow along with Counterspeak on Twitter and take a look back at past episodes.

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03 Dec
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BookWeb.org Education Resources Page Now Features Improved Browsing Function

Changes have been made to the page’s browsing function to make it easier for BookWeb users to find the educational content they are looking for.

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02 Dec
January 2019 Indie Next List flier

The January 2020 Indie Next List Preview

Here are the 20 Indie Next Great Reads and 12 Now in Paperback titles featured on the January 2020 Indie Next List flier, which is on its way to stores in the IndieBound movement.

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04 Dec

Kiersten White on Winter Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “The Guinevere Deception”

Kayla Roy of An Unlikely Story in Plainville, Massachusetts, called White’s book “absolutely stunning.”

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04 Dec

The Indie Holiday Cooking & Entertaining Bestseller List

The American Booksellers Association’s specialty bestseller lists provide a current snapshot of what’s selling in indie bookstores nationwide.

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04 Dec
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Around Indies

San Marco reopens; Flintridge, Katy Budget to move; Penn Book Center changes name; Vermont Book Shop celebrates 70th; Casa Camino collecting pajamas; Dolphin, Raven Book Store, Our Daily Nada, Winchester, Bookmiser, Main Street Books, Merritt, Toadstool, Wicked Good Books, The Bookstore of Gloucester, The Book Shop of Beverly Farms, Walden Pond, Pegasus featured in local news. 

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