2018 Silent Art Auction Proceeds Total More Than $26,000

    The 2018 Silent Art Auction to benefit ABFE and Every Child a Reader was once again a success at this year’s BookExpo, with more than 300 attendees and net proceeds of over $26,000.

    A Letter From ABA Board President Robert Sindelar on BookExpo: Looking Back and Looking Forward

    Here, Sindelar shares his thoughts on the reimagined BookExpo as well as initiatives to help indie booksellers capitalize on pre-orders and to bring the Batch invoicing system to the U.S.

    BookExpo Education: How Non-Buyers Can Use Edelweiss+

    Edelweiss puts booksellers’ reading preferences in front of sales reps, provides access to digital review copies and Indie Next List nomination options, and offers tools for communicating plans for big titles.

    Missed BookExpo 2018? Visit ABA’s Education Curriculum to Catch Up

    ABA members can now access handouts from education sessions held at BookExpo 2018 in New York City.

    NPD Featured Talk at BookExpo: BookScan for Booksellers

    A featured talk at BookExpo on Thursday, May 31, showed booksellers the value of reporting to BookScan, which compiles and measures sales data in the U.S. market for physical books.

    B&N’s Len Riggio at BookExpo: The More Bookstores the Better

    In his talk, Riggio discussed his early days in bookselling, the growth of Barnes & Noble, and his take on the current state of the bookselling industry. 

    ABA Annual Membership Meeting: Indie Booksellers “Stronger Together”

    The meeting included an announcement that ABA will invest in a U.S. version of Batch, an electronic invoicing and payment system used by booksellers in the U.K., with an anticipated rollout in early 2019.

    Booksellers Discuss Range of Topics at ABA Town Hall at BookExpo

    Topics at the American Booksellers Association’s Town Hall meeting at BookExpo 2018 included diversity initiatives, ABA’s new code of conduct, and support for the next generation of booksellers.

    Authors Honored at 18th Annual Celebration of Bookselling at BookExpo

    Booksellers attending the Celebration of Bookselling and Author Awards Lunch at BookExpo had the chance to recognize authors and illustrators whose books reflect the indie spirit.

    Indie Booksellers Flock to New York City for a Reimagined BookExpo

    BookExpo 2018 offered new and exciting events and networking opportunities for independent booksellers over the course of three days.

    Booksellers Learn About ABACUS at BookExpo

    Michael Becher of Industry Insights talked with booksellers in the ABA Member Lounge at BookExpo about ABA’s annual financial benchmarking survey, ABACUS, which is accepting submissions now.

    ABA Honors Author James Patterson at BookExpo

    Following the announcement of the author’s Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program, ABA CEO Oren Teicher thanked Patterson for his efforts in championing indie bookstores.

    BTW to Arrive Next Friday From BookExpo

    The next issue of Bookselling This Week will arrive in inboxes on Friday, June 1, with reports and photos from BookExpo 2018.

    BookExpo’s “The Vital Bookstore” to Feature Group Discussions

    Topics include mixed merchandising, buying for margins, disaster preparedness, leveraging e-books and audiobooks, and more.

    Full Day of Programming to Kick Off BookExpo on Wednesday, May 30

    The trade show floor will feature more than 150 business-to-business exhibitors, and an array of education sessions and networking events will take place throughout the day.


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