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30 Oct

New for Booksellers: Pre-Order Calendar Highlights

The Pre-Order Calendar specifically 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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30 Oct

Booksellers Affected by California Wildfires, Power Outages Urged to Contact Binc

Booksellers who have been affected by the fires and related power outages in California are invited to e-mail Binc at help@bincfoundation.org or to call (866) 733-9064.

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30 Oct

Booksellers Invited to Join Exclusive Cover Reveal for Christopher Moore’s “Shakespeare for Squirrels”

On Wednesday, November 13, indie booksellers will unveil the book jacket for bestselling author Christopher Moore’s upcoming novel and invite customers to pre-order the book through their stores.

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29 Oct

University Press Week Kicks Off November 3

Emphasizing the role that scholarly publishers can play in moving conversations forward on critical and complex issues, the theme for this year’s University Press Week is “Read. Think. Act.”

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29 Oct

Important Independent Bookstore Day Dates and Deadlines

The 2020 Independent Bookstore Day, an all-day celebration of independent bookstores across the nation, will take place on April 25.

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29 Oct

Readers’ Books Owner Andy Weinberger to Publish Debut Mystery

Weinberger’s debut novel, An Old Man’s Game: An Amos Parisman Mystery, will be published December 3 by Prospect Park Books, a Pasadena-based publisher specializing in L.A. noir.

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24 Oct

Check Out Well-Read Black Girl’s Book Club Picks for November

Participating bookstores should consider The Yellow House by Sarah Broom or Some Places More Than Others by Renée Watson for their WRBG book clubs to try in November.

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23 Oct

YouTube Launches New “BookTube” Digital Book Club

Episode one featured bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell, and upcoming authors will include Margaret Atwood, James Patterson, and Melinda Gates.

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23 Oct

Bookselling Without Borders Winners Attend Frankfurt Book Fair

Fellowship winners Jonathan Woollen of Politics and Prose, Lesley Rains of City of Asylum Bookstore, and Chris McDonald of Bear Pond Books attended the October 16–20 event in Germany.

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23 Oct

Highlights From the ABACUS-18 Financial Benchmarking Report

Among other reveals, respondents’ net income before taxes has continued to grow and was positive for the third straight year.

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23 Oct

Matchbook Marketing Aims to Help Indie Booksellers Tell Their Story

Matchbook Marketing, which works with more than 60 indie booksellers, offers a print newsletter, custom store logos and branding, web development, and graphic design. 

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22 Oct

BTW News Briefs

Australia initially blocks sales of new Ronan Farrow book; Consortium adds six new publishers; S&S to distribute OneWorld; Two Rivers to distribute David and Charles Ltd.; Personnel changes at Flatiron, Shambhala; Winner of Legacy Award for fiction announced; Cundill History Prize and Baillie Gifford Prize for Nonfiction finalists announced

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21 Oct

Binc’s Bookseller Stories: “No Safe Place to Call Home”

The seventh volume of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s Bookseller Stories newsletter featured a bookseller who reached out to Binc for help moving after her new roommate became abusive.

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16 Oct

Major League Baseball Pitcher Sean Doolittle Discusses His Support of Indies in New CBS Video

Libro.fm CEO and co-founder Mark Pearson and Christine Onorati of Libro.fm partner store WORD also appeared in the news segment to talk about the importance of indie bookstores.

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16 Oct

BTW News Briefs

Nobel Prizes, Booker Prize winners announced, sparking controversy; Worzalla to expand; AUPresses condemns book-burning incident; Chosen Payments named top POS company; PRHPS to distribute MIT press; New imprint Hachette Go to publish self-improvement titles; Andrews McMeel to print, distribute Abrams calendars; Blue Dot Kids Press to launch; Dayton Literary Peace Prize, PEN International Writer of Courage Award, and Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction winners announced

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