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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 Jan

BTW News Briefs

Jason Reynolds named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature; Binc accepting scholarships to the Denver Publishing Institute; Paz & Associates adds mini workshop; Audible settles copyright dispute over Captions program; Publishers Lunch Buzz Books features Wi15 authors; Harlequin’s Carina Press launches LGBTQ+ romance line; IDW, Smithsonian partner on illustrated books imprint; S&S to distribute Humanoids; B&N’s James Daunt to give keynote at BISG annual meeting; Tracie D. Hall named ALA executive director; George Coe returns to Brodart; RWA president, executive director step down; Stephen King to be honored at Audie Awards; and more.

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15 Jan

Independent Bookstore Day Catalog Now Live; Orders Due February 3

Booksellers have until February 3 to place their orders for limited-edition, literary-themed merchandise to sell in their stores on Independent Bookstore Day, April 25.

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15 Jan

Binc Announces New Board Member

ABA board member Chris Morrow of Northshire Bookstores is the newest member of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s Board of Directors.

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14 Jan

Preregistration for Find Waldo Local’s Ninth Year Begins January 22

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

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08 Jan

ABA Board Announces Affinity Partnership With Bookshop

Online bookselling platform Bookshop will offer booksellers a preview at Winter Institute later this month and launch on January 28.

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08 Jan

Indie Bookstores See Strong Holiday Shopping Season

“The holidays really bring out the magic of what a bookstore is and what it can do for a community,” said Laurie Raisys of Island Books. “We get to be a part of so many little special moments. It amazes me.”

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08 Jan

ABA Dues Renewal Underway

For the upcoming membership year, the American Booksellers Association is inviting all member bookstores to renew their dues via an online form.

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08 Jan

BTW News Briefs

PartnerShip highlights how to save on shipping; KKR acquires OverDrive; S&S to distribute Oneworld Publications: Mango Publishing acquires Yellow Pear Press; Sourcebooks acquires Dawn Publications; The Experiment acquires Appletree Press; Sonny Mehta dies; Boris Kachka joins LA Times; Binc to honor SIBA’s Wanda Jewell; PNBA office on the move; Western Writers of America launches contest; PW and BookBrunch debut the Selfies book awards; RWA cancels RITA award; SIBA Okra Picks, PNBA Book Awards, Otherwise Awards, GINT Prize, Costa Book Award category winners announced

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08 Jan

ABA Board Members Set Resolutions for 2020

Bookselling This Week has compiled a list of New Year’s resolutions from members of the American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors.

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08 Jan

Independent Bookstore Day Catalog to Go Live January 15

Booksellers will have until February 3 to place their orders for limited-edition, literary-themed merchandise to sell in their stores on Independent Bookstore Day, April 25.

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03 Jan

January Indie Next List E-Newsletter Sent to More Than 619,000 Customers

Booksellers are invited to sign up now to send the free monthly adult or quarterly Kids’ Indie Next List e-newsletters to their customers.

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23 Dec

New Titles Added to ABA’s Pre-Order Calendar

The calendar features books with added value, such as signed copies and exclusive merchandise, to entice customers to order from their local indie bookstore. 

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23 Dec

BTW News Briefs

Last call for PW bookstore, rep award nominations; Peterson’s acquires B.E.S. Publishing; Bloomsbury acquires Oberon Books; Dav Pilkey named PW’s Person of the Year; Malcolm Margolin wins Jack D. Rittenhouse Award; Nancy Olson Bookseller Award winners named; PEN Translates awards announced

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23 Dec

Obituary: Terry Davies

Terry Davies, co-owner of Earthling Books in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo, California, died from lymphoma on Friday, December 6, 2019.

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