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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    Ben LeRoy to head IPC; UKIP suspends three over Bookmarks incident; Ingram to distribute new clients; CBC calls for bilingual books for immigrant children; UMass partners with Tagus Press; Prelude acquires Duckworth; AAUP announces personnel changes; Women’s Media Group announces fellowship recipients; Midwest Book Award winners, Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction shortlist announced

    A Few Spots Remain for “Bookstore Boot Camp” Workshop Retreat

    The Bookstore Training Group of Paz & Associates will host “Owning a Bookstore: The Business Essentials,” a workshop retreat for new and prospective owners, from August 26-29 on Amelia Island in Florida.

    Binc Announces Winners of Macmillan Booksellers Professional Development Scholarships

    “All of the winners are doing their part to create a more inclusive environment and help strengthen the book industry,” said Binc Executive Director Pam French.

    Ordering Opens for ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

    ABA member stores can place their orders for this year’s ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog from now until September 7 via an order form on BookWeb.org.

    Don’t Wait to Submit Your Nominations for James Patterson’s Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program

    Bookseller nominations for author James Patterson’s Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program will be accepted until September 30.

    Booksellers Celebrate Seventh Annual Find Waldo Local

    This July, independent booksellers across the U.S. celebrated another year of Find Waldo Local, the shop-local challenge co-sponsored by Candlewick Press and the American Booksellers Association.

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    BookExpo, NY Rights Fair to run concurrently at Javits; Abrams buys Overlook Press; Kerry McCluggage named IDW Media CEO; Jennifer Crewe assumes AUPresses presidency; MPIBA hires two; Leading Edge Review to distribute digitally; Now Read This chooses August book; Library Lions honorees, World Fantasy Award finalists, Amelia Elizabeth Walden Book Award for Young Adult Fiction winner announced

    Belletrist Book Club Highlights Indie Bookstores on Instagram and Beyond

    Belletrist, the online book club curated by actress Emma Roberts and her best friend Karah Preiss, highlights a different indie bookstore and a different book each month on social media and on their website.

    Applications Open for Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship for Emerging Bookseller-Activists

    The recipient will attend ABA’s 2019 Winter Institute and their region’s 2019 fall trade show and will be provided with a grant to establish and implement a community outreach program through their store.

    August Indie Next List e-Newsletter to Deliver to 486,000+ Customers

    The August Indie Next List e-newsletter, powered by Shelf Awareness, will be delivered to customers at more than 120 ABA member stores on Thursday, August 2.

    BTW News Briefs

    S&S to distribute Skyhorse; Investment group acquires stake in B&N; Promotions and new hires at PRH, Random House, Ingram, Atria; 2018 Man Booker longlist announced; 2018 New England Book Awards, RITA Awards, Arthur C. Clarke Award, Chosen Payments contest winners announced

    Nominations Close September 30 for James Patterson’s Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program

    This year, author James Patterson will contribute $250,000 for his Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program, which will provide independent bookstore employees with a little extra holiday cash.

    BTW News Briefs

    New CBC diversity award plans fall launch; Noodlephant illustrator pens blog post on Ci6; Amazon Prime Day encounters problems; Casemate to distribute Gremese Editore; Rowman & Littlefield acquires Pineapple Press; HMH to close Eamon Dolan Books; CEO to leave Bonnier Zaffre; Promotions at HC Children’s Books; Quarto appoints Andy Cumming; Penny Candy Books visiting indies; Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award winner, Pinckley Prizes for Fiction winners announced

    April-June 2018: ABA Member Stores Opening/Sold

    The second quarter of 2018 saw 18 ABA member store openings and six sales of existing businesses to new owners.


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