The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors heard from President Jamie Fiocco on her activities on behalf of the association and from COO Joy Dallanegra-Sanger on her activities since the last full Board meeting.
As part of Bookshop’s partner program, 10 percent of sales on Bookshop.org are allocated to an earnings pool that is evenly divided and distributed by check to participating partner stores every six months.
Applications underway for FedEx Small Business Grant Contest, Milkweed Fellowship; Mellon grants $4.5M to Academy of American Poets; PGW to distribute Restless; Phaidon acquires Monacelli; Skyhorse launches Palomino; Rutgers, Raritan partner on new imprint; Mary Higgins Clark, Alice Mayhew die; Patti Smith wins PEN America Literary Service Award; Finalists announced for Audie Awards; Shortlists announced for Romantic Novel Awards
This upcoming session focuses on Edelweiss360, a new service that allows booksellers to efficiently craft and send store-branded, personalized emails to customers based on individual purchase behavior and staff knowledge of customers.
Avoid the Day opens; Busboys and Poets to add new location; Avid Reader under new ownership; Mysterious Galaxy on the move; Sassafrass grows; Kepler’s, Back of Beyond celebrate anniversaries; Loyalty, Semicolon, Kazoo, Fabled, Powell’s, Women & Children First, Sandmeyer’s featured in local news.
The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.
Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.