Book Sense

13 Jun

A Happy Beginning at Once Upon a Story

Once Upon a Story, an 11-year-old children's specialty bookshop in Long Beach, California, is hot for Harry and keen on Nancy Drew. Both are featured prominently on the store's new BookSense.com website.

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12 Jun

The Book Sense Cooking, Nothing But Cooking, Bestseller List

For the eight-week period ending June 13, 2007, and based on sales in hundreds of independent bookstores with Book Sense nationwide.

Past Category Bestseller lists are available on ABA's trade website, BookWeb.org.

Attention Media: Contact Meg Smith at meg@booksense.com for reprint guidelines for your newspaper or magazine.

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07 Jun

The July 2007 Book Sense Picks & Notables Preview

Here is the full listing of July Book Sense Picks, with booksellers' comments, as well as a preview of the month's Notables. Independent booksellers in the Book Sense program will be receiving their July Picks fliers in the June Red Box. (The flier includes jacket images, bibliographic information, and bookseller quotes.)

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06 Jun

FREADOM and OLIVIA Coming to Book Sense Gift Cards

At this year's Book Sense Gift Card Users Group meeting at BookExpo America, ABA Marketing Director Jill Perlstein announced forthcoming gift card designs sure to appeal to a wide range of independent bookstore customers.

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06 Jun

The 'Next Big Thing' for BookSense.com

At the meeting of the BookSense.com Users Group on Friday, June 1, at BookExpo America, BookSense.com Director Len Vlahos and other members of the BookSense.com team discussed some of the e-commerce site's newest features, as well as several planned enhancements.

The "Next Big Thing," said Vlahos, is the site's eventual migration to Plone, an open source software that will allow for a much more nimble and dynamic BookSense.com.

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05 Jun

Debut Novel Pays Homage to Melville -- and Independent Bookstores


Sheridan Hay
Photo: Marion Ettlinger

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24 May

Goin' Digital: eBooks Now Available Through BookSense.com

On Tuesday, May 22, BookSense.com officially launched a functionality that provides consumers with the option of purchasing eBooks through participating stores' websites. The eBooks, which are downloaded to the consumer's computer and/or handheld device, are accessible through all BookSense.com templated websites. Ingram Digital Ventures will fulfill eBook orders in three formats -- Palm OS, Adobe, and Microsoft Reader.

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24 May

June Notables Flier & Shelf-Talkers Now Available

The June Book Sense Notables flier is now available in a downloadable PDF on BookWeb.org. The flier includes jacket images, bibliographic information, and bookseller quotes.

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24 May

BookSense.com Hosts Online Chat With Ann Martin

Award-winning author Ann S. Martin recently chatted online with dozens of her fans in a web event hosted by BookSense.com. In an hour-long, casual back-and-forth format, Martin answered questions about Welcome to Camden Falls (Scholastic), the first title in her new Main Street series, as well as about previous titles and her life as an author.

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24 May

Crucial Time for Bestseller Reporting

The deadlines for reporting sales to the Book Sense Bestseller List next week remain unchanged; the deadlines will not be extended for the Memorial Day holiday.

"It is crucially important for all booksellers to report as they usually do," said Associate Book Sense Marketing Director Meg Smith," as next week's list will be featured at BookExpo America."

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22 May

One Shared World: Raising Awareness, Generating Dialogue

If books can change hearts and minds, then inside a book is a perfect place to raise awareness about global poverty. The national campaign One Shared World is hoping that ABA members will spread its powerful message of education, connection, and action to help the world's poorest people by giving customers a specially designed bookmark.

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17 May

The Summer 2007 Book Sense Children's Picks Preview

The Summer 2007 Book Sense Children's Picks List is now available for preview. Independent bookstores with Book Sense will receive this list with the Children's-specific White Box mailing, currently on its way to stores.

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16 May

Brownstone Books: A Cornerstone of Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy Neighborhood

Brownstone Books, in Brooklyn's diverse Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, was founded in July of 2000, by Crystal Bobb-Semple, a trained urban planner. It was that training and memories of living in Bed-Stuy as child that led Bobb-Semple to open the 700-square-foot general bookstore in the area's Stuyvesant Heights Historic District.

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16 May

The Book Sense Bestseller List for Holocaust Remembrance Month

For the eight-week period ending May 15, 2007, and based on sales in independent bookstores with Book Sense nationwide.

Past Category Bestseller lists are available on ABA's trade website, BookWeb.org.

Attention Media : Contact Meg Smith at meg@booksense.com for reprint guidelines for your newspaper or magazine.

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15 May

Author Autographing & Define-A-Thon: Special Events in ABA's Book Sense Lounge

New this year, ABA's Book Sense Lounge (Room 1E07/1E08 of the Javits Convention Center) will feature an extended author autographing schedule -- from Friday through Sunday -- and the BookSense.com/American Heritage Dictionary "Define-A-Thon" on Saturday.

Two more authors recently joined the roster of independents' handselling favorites autographing in the lounge exclusively for ABA members: Robert Sabuda (Winter in White, S&S Children's) and Anita Amirrizvani (The Blood of Flowers, Little, Brown).

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