Children’s Bookselling

14 Nov
Children's Institute 7 logo

Children’s Institute Scholarships Up for Grabs: Act Now

Booksellers who are interested in attending the 2019 ABC Children’s Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, have until December 4 to submit their names for the opportunity to win a scholarship.

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01 Nov

The Winter 2018–2019 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview

Here’s a preview of the 52 titles on the Winter 2018–2019 Kids’ Indie Next List flier, arriving at stores in the upcoming Kids’ White Box.

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29 Oct
2018 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog cover

Add the 2018 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog to Your Website

The full-color, 20-page consumer circular features more than 200 frontlist and backlist titles for children and teens, all suggested by ABA member booksellers; it also carries no fourth-quarter/holiday branding so booksellers can use it throughout the year.

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17 Oct

2019 ABC Children’s Institute Scholarship Application Process Continues

ABA is committed to awarding a number of 2019 Children’s Institute scholarships to booksellers from diverse backgrounds. All applications to next year’s event in Pittsburgh are due December 4, 2018.

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17 Oct
The space for Wishing Tree Books in Spokane, Washington

Wishing Tree Books to Bring Inclusive Space to Spokane, Washington

Longtime bookseller Janelle Smith is opening her own store in April. Wishing Tree’s goal, she said, “is to connect through stories and to create compassion and understanding.”

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16 Oct
2018 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog cover

The 2018 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog Arrives in Stores

Booksellers have the opportunity to supplement their catalog supplies with extra stock and to add a digital version of the catalog to their websites.

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11 Sep
The Light Between Worlds

Laura E. Weymouth on Fall Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “The Light Between Worlds”

“Laura Weymouth’s debut is a captivating tale of two sisters struggling to find home and to find themselves,” said Hannah Wilson of Out West Books.

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04 Sep

Ci6 Education: Planning and Executing Successful Large-Scale Events

Four booksellers discussed how they organize large-scale author events both in their stores and off-site, from selecting a venue to ticketing to communicating with staff, publicists, and attendees.

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04 Sep

September 7 Deadline for ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog Orders

Booksellers can visit Edelweiss to get a sneak preview of this year’s full-color, 20-page consumer circular of the best children’s books as suggested by indie booksellers.

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28 Aug

Ci6 Education: Expanding the YA Audience

Four bookseller panelists at Children’s Institute discussed ways indie bookstores can market young adult titles to adult readers, from making personalized recommendations to creating thematic displays.

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27 Aug
Darius the Great Is Not Okay

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Adib Khorram

In Darius the Great Is Not Okay, self-described “fractional Persian” Darius visits Iran for the first time, where he learns more about his family history — and himself — than he ever expected.

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23 Aug

2018 ABC Best Books Catalog Now on Edelweiss

Booksellers can visit Edelweiss to browse the many titles that will be appearing in the ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog, which is available for order now.

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22 Aug

Two Weeks Left to Order the ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

ABA member stores still have time to order this year’s ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog, scheduled to arrive in stores in early October.

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13 Aug

Ci6 Education In-Depth: Judge a Book by Its Cover

Panelists from three publishing houses discussed brainstorming ideas for cover art, creating line looks across multiple books in a series, trends in cover creation, and more.

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09 Aug
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The Fall 2018 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview

Here is a preview of the 52 titles on the Fall 2018 Kids’ Indie Next List flier, arriving at stores in the upcoming Children’s White Box.

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