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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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14 Aug
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SIBA Discovery Show to Feature ABA Education Session on Independent Bookstore Day

The American Booksellers Association will present the education session “Independent Bookstore Day: Celebrate With Success” at the September 13–15 SIBA Discovery Show in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

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14 Aug

Booksellers to Nominate Five Backlist Titles by Indie Publishers for Winter Reading Group Flier

ABA member booksellers can vote for their five favorite backlist titles from a list of 19 books nominated by members of the Independent Publishers Caucus.

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14 Aug

American Booksellers Association Launches Entrepreneurial Excellence Award

This new award recognizes and celebrates the achievements of booksellers whose creativity and ideas have helped improve their bookstore’s operations and/or foster relationships within the local community.

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14 Aug

N.K. Jemisin Named 2019 Indies First Spokesperson

The author of the Broken Earth series and How Long ’til Black Future Month? will be promoting this year’s celebration of Indies First, which takes place on Small Business Saturday, November 30.

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14 Aug

Religious Titles Escape Tariffs in Trade War, Children’s Books Tariffs Delayed

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative announced Tuesday that religious books, including Bibles, will be excluded from the Trump administration’s 10 percent tariff on goods imported from China, while tariffs on children’s books will be delayed to December 15.

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14 Aug

Save the Date: Children’s Institute 2020

The ABC Children’s Group’s 2020 Children’s Institute will be held in Tucson, Arizona, from Monday, June 22, through Wednesday, June 24.

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14 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Authors file second suit against Cengage; Coalition for Books launches in New Zealand; Libro.fm expands ALC program; IPG, Ingram announce distribution deals with new publishers; Personnel changes at Scholastic, Flatiron, Welbeck, Equinox Books; We Need Diverse Books summer fundraiser ongoing; Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year longlist announced; Kristin Keith Sales Rep of the Year, Massachusetts Book Award winners announced

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14 Aug
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Ordering Underway for the ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

The full-color, 16-page consumer circular, which is slated to be in stores in September, features nearly 200 frontlist and backlist titles for children and teens, all suggested by ABA member booksellers.

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14 Aug

Booksellers Invited to Join Exclusive Cover Reveal for Eoin Colfer’s “Highfire”

On Wednesday, August 21, booksellers who have signed up will get the final cover and pre-order graphics to share.

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13 Aug

Binc Announces Winners of 2019 Macmillan Booksellers Professional Development Scholarships

“It is heartening to see the passion our applicants have for bookselling and spreading acceptance and tolerance in their communities,” said Macmillan’s Malati Chavali.

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13 Aug

Macmillan Publishers Launches Expedited Shipping for Independent Bookstores

Shipments to ship-to locations within the continental U.S. that have standard ground shipping times of three business days or greater from Macmillan’s Gordonsville warehouse will be made by two-day air.

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07 Aug
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Ordering Opens for ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

“This has helped us increase business and increase awareness of our store,” said Heather Hebert of Children’s Book World.

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07 Aug

Booksellers Invited to Choose Five Backlist Titles by Indie Publishers for Winter Reading Group Flier

Starting today, ABA member booksellers can vote for their five favorite backlist titles from a list of 19 books nominated by members of the Independent Publishers Caucus.

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07 Aug

Booksellers Nationwide Wrap Up Eighth Annual Find Waldo Local

This July, independent booksellers nationwide 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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