Industry News

04 Jan

ABA Condemns President Trump’s Demand to Halt Publication of Wolff Book

Lawyers for President Trump are demanding that publisher Henry Holt “cease and desist” from the publication of a new book by Michael Wolff about the president. The publisher has announced it will publish on January 5, and ABA CEO Oren Teicher has issued a statement calling the demand a “dangerous precedent” and strongly defending the publisher.

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15 Nov

2018 National Book Award Winners Announced

Winners in five categories, including the inaugural award for Translated Literature, were announced at the 69th annual National Book Awards on November 14 at a ceremony in New York City.

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14 Nov

BTW News Briefs

Consortium adds eight new clients; De Gruyter to distribute UC Press titles; Hachette reshuffling results in layoffs; Small Press United to distribute Black Spot; Personnel changes at Ecco, Quarto, Imagine That, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Arcadia; Business Book of the Year Award winner, PNBA Book Award shortlist announced

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14 Nov
California Camp Fire

Book Community Responds to California Wildfires

As three major wildfires continue to affect the state, individual bookstores and organizations like NCIBA and Binc want to make sure booksellers and others in California get the help they need. 

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14 Nov

More Booksellers Head to Winter Institute on Scholarships

A number of additional scholarships to the 2019 Winter Institute have been awarded to ABA member booksellers.

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14 Nov

Publishers Offer Rapid Replenishment Programs

Several publishers are once again offering expedited shipping to indie bookstores this holiday season and, in some cases, beyond. 

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13 Nov
Ross Gay

Ross Gay Praises Indies in Essay Penned for Small Business Saturday

In “The Laboratory: Delighting in Independent Bookstores,” poet and professor Ross Gay encourages people to visit their local independent bookstores on Small Business Saturday.

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13 Nov

Readers Take the #LoveYourBookstore Challenge on Social Media

Readers around the country are sharing their love for indies across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Here are some of the highlights.

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12 Nov

Abrams Introduces New Backlist Sales Program for Indies

The offer applies to all books published before September 1, 2018, including the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series backlist.

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07 Nov

ABA Delivers Survey to Gauge Health Insurance Needs

Booksellers should check their inboxes for a link to a survey seeking bookseller input on group health insurance options. The deadline to complete the survey is Monday, November 19.

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07 Nov
Everyone Gets a Book This Year

A Holiday Preparations Checklist

Once again, BTW offers our annual list of preparations to help booksellers manage day-to-day operations and keep things running smoothly during the holiday shopping season.

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07 Nov

“Love Your Bookstore” Challenge Kicks Off November 10

Readers will share their love of bookstores by taking part in the Love Your Bookstore Challenge between November 10 and 16.

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07 Nov

Sourcebooks Announces Indie Rapid Replenishment Program for 2018 Holiday Season

With this program, which runs through December 19, all independent retailers in the United States will have the benefit of ship times of two days or less.

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06 Nov

BTW News Briefs

Booksellers boycott Amazon’s AbeBooks; W.H. Smith was B&N’s rumored buyer; Abrams to distribute Cernunnos; Hopkins to distribute Northeastern University Press; Promotions at Penguin Press, Barefoot Books, Tom Doherty Associates, Open Road: USPS proposes rate increases; LSC Communications to acquire Quad/Graphics; Nominations open for CILIP Book Awards; SIBA Book Prize, Cundill History Prize finalists announced; World Fantasy Award, National Translation Award, PEN America Literary Award winners announced

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06 Nov

Amazon Holds Advanced HQ2 Talks With Crystal City, New York City, and Dallas

The company’s request for proposals, which kicked off the search for a second location last year, led to a bidding war among 238 cities and regions, though the proposals have largely been kept under wraps.

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