BTW - Week of December 23, 2019

23 Dec

Registration to Close January 10 for Special Events and Programs at Winter Institute

Registration is open through January 10 for a range of special events, including an employee manual workshop, appointments with publishers, advanced education sessions, a bookselling boot camp, and more.

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23 Dec

Last Call for Nominations for the ABA Board of Directors Election

ABA member booksellers have through Tuesday, December 31, to nominate a qualified candidate to stand for election to the ABA Board of Directors in 2020; self-nominations are also welcome.

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23 Dec

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

This installment discusses ABA’s management and merchandising operations during the 1950s and 1960s. 

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23 Dec

Bookselling This Week Goes on Holiday

Due to the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays, this is the final issue of Bookselling This Week for 2019. BTW will return to its regular Wednesday schedule on January 8, 2020.

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23 Dec
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Heading to Winter Institute? Check Out These Bookstores In and Around Baltimore

The Baltimore/D.C. area boasts more than 40 independent bookstores, including stores specializing in children’s books, university bookstores, and more. 

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23 Dec

Upcoming IndieLite Seminar to Help Booksellers Make the Most of Their Websites

The IndieCommerce Institute seminar, to be held during the 2020 Winter Institute, will cover content creation and management, order processing, and more.

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23 Dec

Wi15 to Offer Full Schedule of Parties and Receptions

The 2020 Winter Institute in Baltimore will feature a wide array of parties and receptions where booksellers, publishers, and authors can socialize throughout the four-day event.

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23 Dec
Let's Talk About Pre-Orders!

New Titles Added to ABA’s Pre-Order Calendar

The calendar 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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23 Dec

Obituary: Terry Davies

Terry Davies, co-owner of Earthling Books in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo, California, died from lymphoma on Friday, December 6, 2019.

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23 Dec

BTW News Briefs

Last call for PW bookstore, rep award nominations; Peterson’s acquires B.E.S. Publishing; Bloomsbury acquires Oberon Books; Dav Pilkey named PW’s Person of the Year; Malcolm Margolin wins Jack D. Rittenhouse Award; Nancy Olson Bookseller Award winners named; PEN Translates awards announced

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23 Dec
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Federal Judge Rules U.S. Government is Entitled to Edward Snowden’s Book Proceeds

 “Mr. Snowden preferred to risk his future royalties than to subject his experiences to improper government censorship,” said Brett Max Kaufman, a member of Snowden’s legal team.

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23 Dec

New “Counterspeak” Episode to Drop January 8

The January episode of Counterspeak will feature a conversation with author David Kaye about his book Speech Police: The Global Struggle to Govern the Internet.

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23 Dec
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Making a New Year’s Resolution? Check Out These Education Resources on BookWeb.org

Bookselling This Week has compiled a list of some of the most helpful recent education resources and matched them with a potential resolution to jumpstart the new year.

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23 Dec
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The Indie Healthy Living 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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23 Dec
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The January ’20 Now in Paperback Flier & Shelf-Talkers

The January 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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23 Dec
A Novel Idea Teaser

Booksellers Showcase Their Holiday Spirit on Social Media

Booksellers took to social media over the past few days to share photos of how they’re celebrating the holiday season, from book recommendations to ideas for stocking stuffers.

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23 Dec
Survey Says

A Roundup of Results From BTW’s One-Second Survey

Check Bookselling This Week each Wednesday for a new one-second survey and catch the results in the following week’s issue. If you don’t want to miss out, subscribe to Bookselling This Week now.

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23 Dec

Around Indies

Thank You, The Bookstore open; Little City, Loyalty, McNally Jackson to open new locations; Book ’n’ Brush marks 50 years; South Main Book Co., Linden Tree under new ownership; BookBar nonprofit announces board; Still North, Curious Reader, Book Moon, This House of Books, Parnassus, and Seattle member stores featured in local news. 

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