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.

Read More
16 Jan
Independent Bookstore Day 2019 logo

Independent Bookstore Day Ordering Opens

Booksellers have until February 1 to place their orders for limited-edition merchandise, including signed editions from Chuck Palahniuk and Andrea Beaty, an exclusive vinyl from Charles Bukowski, and more.

Read More
16 Jan

BTW News Briefs

Axios posts video touting indie bookstore success; Chooseco sues Netflix; Europa Editions launches Europa Compass; Sourcebooks launches three new children’s imprints; Atria launches Signal Press; Chicago Review Press acquires Council Oak Books; PRH Publisher Services to distribute Crooked Lane Books; Maya Mavjee to join Macmillan; Timothy Paulson joins HarperCollins Christian; Personnel changes at HarperCollins, Random House, William Morrow; PEN America Literary Gala announces host, special award winners; National Jewish Book Award, Pacific Northwest Book Award winners announced; Story Prize finalists announced

Read More
16 Jan

Preregistration for Find Waldo Local’s Eighth Year Begins January 23

Candlewick will once again provide 250 host bookstores with a toolkit containing everything needed to launch a Find Waldo Local event in their communities.

Read More
16 Jan

Bookselling Without Borders Opens Applications, Adds New Destinations

The program connects U.S. booksellers to the international book community through all-expenses-paid trips to the world’s premier book fairs.

Read More
15 Jan

97 ABA Member Stores Open in 2018; 28 Sold to New Owners

The new stores include a mystery bookstore, a diverse children’s bookstore, a community-run book cooperative, and 14 branches of existing businesses.

Read More
15 Jan

Binc Launches Revised 2019 Higher Education Scholarship Program

Seven $3,500 scholarships will go to the dependents of booksellers, and one award of $5,000 will go to an independent bookseller who has overcome learning adversity or is a non-traditional student.

Read More
15 Jan

Ingram Entertainment Buys Baker & Taylor Entertainment Assets

“While this marks a meaningful change to Baker & Taylor’s retail entertainment customer operations, it has no impact on our bookselling operations,” B&T wrote in an e-mail to booksellers.

Read More
14 Jan

Above the Treeline Introduces the Shelf Report to Subscribers of Edelweiss+Analytics

The new report will strengthen the company’s mission to help book professionals “work better, read more” by making inventory and sales analysis more intuitive and actionable for independent booksellers.

Read More
09 Jan

Independent Bookstore Day Catalog to Go Live January 15

Booksellers will have until February 1 to place their orders for limited-edition, literary-themed merchandise to sell in their stores on Independent Bookstore Day, April 27.

Read More
09 Jan
Staff at {pages} a bookstore.

Holiday Shoppers Bring Their Dollars and Enthusiasm to Indie Bookstores

Popular local and regional titles, several national bestsellers, and growing recognition of the shop local movement were among the reasons cited by booksellers for this year’s high holiday sales.

Read More
09 Jan

BTW News Briefs

Former bookseller pens article on how local bookstores make towns richer; Authors Guild survey reports median income decrease; Bloomsbury partners with Rowman & Littlefield; PW parent company buys The Millions; National Book Network to distribute three new publishers; Personnel changes at Random House, Crown; Sally Rooney wins Costa Novel Award; Academy of American Poets names new chancellors

Read More
07 Jan

WordStock, IBID Join Forces

Together, WordStock, Inc. and IBID, Inc. aim to offer the most complete set of bookstore point-of-sale products and services. 

Read More
02 Jan

BTW News Briefs

Printing delays reported this holiday season; Book sales up in 2018; PartnerShip releases white paper on rate increases; PW announces Persons of the Year; Obama announces 2018 book picks; Abrams now distributing Overlook Press; Binc and Sourcebooks offering new scholarship opportunity; Personnel changes at McGraw-Hill, Sourcebooks, Candlewick; PBS News Hour-NYT book club chooses Heart for January

Read More
02 Jan

Sign Up for 2019 #HarperCollinsLovesIndies Facebook Live Program

There are several changes in store for HarperCollins’ Facebook Live program this year; American Booksellers Association member bookstores are invited to sign up now.

Read More

Pages

About ABA

The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.

Contact

 

 

Copyright 2018 American Booksellers Association. BookWeb is a registered trademark of ABA.
Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy