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29 Jan

BTW News Briefs

Carnegie Medal winners announced; Lee and Low releases annual diversity survey; Bywater Books to launch Amble Press; Latest Panorama Picks announced; February named National Romance Reading Month; Digital Book World bans Macmillan; Kim Gray joins S&S; Matthew Patin joins Texas Book Festival; Obama’s Becoming wins Grammy; PEN America announces award winners; Costa Book of the Year named

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29 Jan

BookExpo Brings Back Bestsellers Grant Program for Indie Booksellers

The grant includes a three-night stay at the Wyndham New Yorker and $150 in BookExpo Bucks.

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27 Jan

Orders Due February 3 for Independent Bookstore Day Special Items

Exclusive items this year come from Amor Towles, Ottessa Moshfegh, Jon Klassen, Dav Pilkey, Shea Serrano, and others. Bookstore Day shirts and tote bags are also available for ordering.

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27 Jan

Registration Underway for the 2020 Find Waldo Local Campaign

ABA member stores have until Sunday, March 1, to sign up for the campaign, which is co-sponsored by Candlewick Press and ABA. Participation is capped at 250 stores.

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27 Jan

The Clock’s Ticking: Renew Your ABA Dues Now!

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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24 Jan

Nominations Sought for 2020 WNBA Pannell Award

Nominations are being accepted for the WNBA Pannell Award, which honors bookstores that foster a love of reading and books in children and young adults.

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24 Jan

Register Now for the 2020 Find Waldo Local Campaign

New this year, booksellers will receive a special mini Waldo standee, dressed just a little differently from the others to see if eagle-eyed Waldo searchers can spot the difference.

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24 Jan

Ordering Underway for Independent Bookstore Day Special Items

Exclusive items this year come from Amor Towles, Ottessa Moshfegh, Jon Klassen, Dav Pilkey, Shea Serrano, and others. Booksellers have until February 3 to place their orders.

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24 Jan

Sourcebooks Unveils New Indie Bookstore Rebate Program

The new Books Change Lives Indie Co‐op Program gives bookstores the opportunity to receive a rebate on the total number of books ordered in the form of a quarterly credit to their account. 

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23 Jan

BTW News Briefs

NAIBA to offer professional bookselling certification; Applications open for NBF Innovation in Reading Prize; Tin House to send indie bookseller to summer workshop; Workman book sales to boost Australian animal rescue; HarperCollins Children’s Books launches Quill Tree imprint; Albert Whitman brings distribution in-house; Skyhorse to publish books under World Almanac name; W.W. Norton to distribute Abbeville; Leadership changes at PRH; Board changes at National Book Foundation, MacDowell Colony, Booker Prize Foundation; Announcements made for Walter Dean Myers Awards, Edgar Awards, Romantic Novelists Association Outstanding Achievement Award, and Golden Kite and Sid Fleischmann Awards.

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23 Jan

PW Announces 2020 Bookstore and Sales Rep of the Year Finalists

The finalists for Bookstore of the Year are Blue Willow Bookshop, Copperfield’s Books, Full Circle Bookstore, Porter Square Books, and [words] Bookstore.

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22 Jan

Northern, Southern California Independent Bookseller Associations Join Together

The new group will be known as the California Independent Booksellers Alliance (CALIBA).

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16 Jan

Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in November

Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were down by 7.3 percent in November 2019 compared to November 2018, according to preliminary figures from the Bureau of the Census. 

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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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