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
20 Mar

BTW News Briefs

Trump’s 2020 budget calls for elimination of NEA; W.S. Merwin dies; Binc's disaster relief program no longer a pilot; Walter Isaacson joins Arcadia as editor-at-large; Arthur A. Levine to form own publishing company; Ingram to distribute two new publishers; Personnel changes at Hachette, Harlequin; Free online course from Cornell University and Bank of America; National Book Critics Circle Awards, Windham-Campbell Prize, PEN America’s PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award, PEN/Hemingway Award winners announced; Reading the West Book Award shortlist announced

Read More
20 Mar

Full Details for ABA's Partnership with Well-Read Black Girl Now Live on BookWeb

Booksellers can now visit the Well-Read Black Girl webpage on BookWeb for complete details on how to serve as an ambassador and host WRBG book clubs in their stores throughout the year.

Read More
15 Mar

Promote Pulitzer Prize-Winning Backlist Ahead of Livestreamed Announcement on April 15

Booksellers are encouraged to inform their customers, book club members, and colleagues that the winners and finalists for the Prize will be announced via livestream on the Pulitzer website.

Read More
14 Mar

Last Call for Booksellers to Pick Indie Backlist Titles for ABA’s Summer Reading Group Guide

This new partnership between ABA and the Independent Publishers Caucus was created to highlight key backlist titles from indie publishers and increase sales of these titles at indie bookstores.

Read More
14 Mar

2019 Interactive Independent Bookstore Day Map Goes Live

Readers can now search an interactive map featuring more than 575 bookstores that will be selling special literary-themed merch on April 27, Independent Bookstore Day.

Read More
14 Mar

Five Booksellers Among Judges for 2019 National Book Awards

More independent booksellers than in previous years will serve as judges for the 70th annual National Book Awards. Submissions are now open for the awards.

Read More
13 Mar

BTW News Briefs

BookExpo announces 2019 Buzz Books, exhibitors for UnBound; Patterson and BA announce new bookseller award; PW Star Watch nominations open; HarperCollins launches HarperVia; Poisoned Pen Press, Horror Writers Association announce new series; Chronicle Books launches Prism imprint; Ingram to distribute Cambridge University Press; Personnel changes at Thames & Hudson, Random House Children’s, Abrams Children’s, St. Martin’s Press; Man Booker International Prize longlist announced; Lambda Literary Awards, Triangle Awards finalists announced; Story Prize and American Academy of Arts and Letters award winners announced

Read More
13 Mar

Visit the Well-Read Black Girl Map to Find a Book Club at a Local Indie Bookstore

Booksellers that have signed up to host Well-Read Black Girl book clubs in their stores this year are now featured on an interactive map on IndieBound. Stores are invited to continue to sign up.

Read More
13 Mar

Final Notice: ABA Membership Renewals Due

The membership year expired on January 31; stores have until Friday, March 15, to complete their renewal form and remain a member of ABA’s community of independent bookstores.

Read More
12 Mar

Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in December

Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were up by 9.2 percent in December 2018 compared to December 2017, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

Read More
11 Mar

ABA Seeks Photos of Pre-Order Promotions in Bookstores

The photos of book displays, shelf-talkers, and other in-store signage that booksellers send in will be used in materials for future education sessions at ABA events, including this year’s Spring Forums.

Read More
08 Mar

Petitions for Additional Board Candidates Due March 15

A ballot for the 2019 Board elections will be sent to ABA members via e-mail at the beginning of April; the deadline for return of the ballots will be April 30.

Read More
08 Mar

Voting Ends March 20 to Choose Backlist Titles for ABA’s Summer Reading Group Flier

Selected titles will appear in a special “indie publishers” section of ABA’s Summer 2019 Indie Next List for Reading Groups flier.

Read More
06 Mar

BTW News Briefs

Sotomayor to headline BookExpo; Nobel Prize in Literature to be awarded for 2018, 2019; Man Booker Prize announces new sponsor; Ripped Bodice releases 2018 diversity report; One Book, One New York announces five finalists; Diversion Books crashes Cohen testimony; Macmillan restructuring sales executive team; Denene Millner imprint moves to S&S; Hachette to distribute Sheldon Press; Post Hill acquires Fidelis Books; Personnel changes at Counterpoint, Highlights, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hachette Audio, IDW Media Holdings; Audie Awards, Romantic Novel Awards winners announced; Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism, PEN Faulkner Award for Fiction finalists announced; Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist announced

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 2019 American Booksellers Association. BookWeb is a registered trademark of ABA.
Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy