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.

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30 Sep
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James Patterson Revives Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program

Patterson has pledged a personal contribution of $250,000, to be distributed in amounts of $500, to 500 booksellers from ABA member bookstores. 

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19 Aug
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Book Industry Supply Chain Delays to Impact Holiday Season

Publishers are reporting significant printing issues, which are affecting frontlist reprints, on-sale dates and backlist reprints, and labor shortages which result in slower fulfillment times at warehouses

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25 May
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27 Apr
In The Heights Event

Sign Up for “In the Heights” Virtual Book Launch Now

ABA member stores are invited to participate in a one-night virtual event with authors Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegría Hudes, and Jeremy McCarter to celebrate the publication of In the Heights: Finding Home.

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23 Apr
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President Obama Talks Books and Reading With Indie Bookstores

Just in time for Independent Bookstore Day, President Barack Obama spoke with six independent bookstores in support books and reading.

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23 Apr
E-commerce News

E-commerce Update: Sales Stabilize

Despite the slight drop in the e-commerce conversion rate last week, the 8.74 percent increase in the number of online shoppers resulted in a 4.13 percent increase in online sales over the past 7 days

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14 Apr
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E-commerce Update: Comparing 2021 Weekly Sales and Traffic Online to 2019

The e-commerce conversion rate over the past week is 182.63 percent higher than the same week in 2019.

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13 Apr

Macmillan Further Extends Promotional Terms Offered to Indies for COVID-19 Response

The Macmillan promotional terms, set to expire in June, will now be extended through December 31, 2021, and include additional discounting offered on all orders placed and extended dating on orders.

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13 Apr

ABA Board Election to Close April 27

One person per ABA Member ID number may vote. Cast your vote for the 2021 Board of Directors election now.

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13 Apr
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Indie Bookstores Celebrate National Poetry Month

Booksellers around the country are sharing new poetry releases, recommendations, and more.

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07 Apr

Stores Invited to Vote in ABA Board Election

The ballot also includes space for write-in candidates. Ballots are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 27. 

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07 Apr
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E-commerce Update: Sales Dip Over Easter

While normal consumer behavior for the holiday, the sales decline may have been more pronounced due to good weather and more social activity as COVID vaccines become more accessible.

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07 Apr
Independent Bookstore Day

IndieCommerce Launches Independent Bookstore Day Feature

The new feature will allow stores participating in Independent Bookstore Day (April 24) to have the products listed on their site while also providing more control over the product pages themselves. 

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31 Mar
Let's Talk About Pre-Orders!

New Titles Added to ABA’s Pre-Order Calendar

The calendar features books with added value, such as signed copies and exclusive merchandise, as well as big titles that have good pre-order potential.

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