Children’s Bookselling

17 Nov

WNBA Calls for Pannell Award Nominations

The Women’s National Book Association is seeking nominations of bookstores in the U.S. that excel at inspiring kids’ interest in reading, as well as creatively bringing books and young people together.

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16 Nov

Children’s Booksellers Promote New Voices and ABC Best Books

With the recent arrivals of the ABC Best Books for Children catalog and the New Voices fliers, indie booksellers have two robust tools to help guide holiday shoppers toward a selection of outstanding books for children and teens.

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09 Nov

BTW News Briefs

Children’s Choice Book Awards voting opens March 14; Esi Edugyan wins Giller Prize;  Inc. on leveraging the senses to spur holiday sales; BISG study finds deepening commitment to digital formats; Google eBooks launches in Australia; B&N unveils Nook Tablet

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03 Nov

Teen Reviews Help Make Better Booksellers

To find out if teenagers still love the undead, want more werewolves or something else, some indie booksellers ask teens to write their own reviews, which are posted in-store or in e-newsletters.

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02 Nov

With Private Sponsorship, Inkwood Hosts Author Events for Low-Income Students

Thanks to the sponsorship of a local law firm, Inkwood Books was able to donate 100 copies of Zora and Me and to host the book’s authors at two events aimed at students from low-income schools.

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27 Oct

Tapping the Market for YA Book Clubs for Adults

Booksellers share their experiences of starting and building YA book clubs for adults and the challenges of introducing the uninitiated to the world of YA lit.

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27 Oct

Candlewick Announces CHIRP Scholarship Winner

Candlewick Press has named Marika McCoola of The Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, Massachusetts, as the winner of its CHIRP scholarship to Winter Institute 7.

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26 Oct

ABC Best Books for Children Catalog in PDF Format

The full-color, 20-page ABC Best Books for Children Catalog is available in a PDF format that booksellers can use to promote sales via store websites and newsletters.

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18 Oct

ABC Best Books for Children Catalog on its Way

This year’s full-color, 20-page ABC Best Books for Children Catalog featuring more than 200 fully vetted frontlist and backlist titles is slated to arrive at all ABA member stores by next week.

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06 Oct

YA Book Clubs “Revel in the Awesome”

Joanna Parzakonis of Bookbug, Lanora Hurley of Next Chapter Bookshop, and Maggie Tokuda-Hall of Books Inc. share tips for attracting and keeping YA book club readers.

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22 Sep

Banned Books Week Auction Enters Final Week

With the start of Banned Books Week on Saturday, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression’s auction of original children’s book art will enter its final week on eBay.

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15 Sep

Penguin Partners With ABA to Promote Read for the Record

Penguin Young Readers Group is partnering with ABA member stores to promote literacy through Jumpstart’s annual Read for the Record event.

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14 Sep

Introducing ABC Children’s Group Manager Shannon O’Connor

This week, Shannon O’Connor, a former teacher and children’s book buyer at Doylestown Bookshop, joined the ABA staff in the newly created position of ABC Children’s Group Manager.

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31 Aug

Deadline Today for ABC Best Books for Children Catalog Orders

Midnight tonight, September 1, is the deadline for ABA member stores to place orders for this year’s ABC Best Books for Children Catalog. Orders of up to 5,000 copies can be placed via an online order form.

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