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07 Aug

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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07 Aug

Booksellers Gear Up for Inaugural Bookstore Romance Day

Bookstore Romance Day, which aims celebrate the genre and strengthen the relationship between bookstores and the community, will be held on August 17. 

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07 Aug

BTW Asks Smaller Stores: How Do You Handle Pre-Orders?

BTW spoke to four owners of smaller and/or micro-stores stores who offered insight on how they manage pre-orders and what they do to promote the option to customers. 

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07 Aug

Booksellers Invited to Host Screenings of New Documentary “Suppressed: The Fight to Vote”

The film weaves together personal stories from voters across the state of Georgia to paint a picture of voter suppression in America.

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07 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Toni Morrison dies; Barnes & Noble sale to Elliott Advisors completed; U.S. threatens Chinese tariffs again; Circe to become HBO series; Harper Focus launching new imprint; Casemate to distribute Dufour editions; Clare Hey joins S&S U.K.; Personnel changes at Simon & Schuster, Dutton, AAP, Penguin; NAIBA’s Joe Draybak Handseller Award, 2019 Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award winners announced

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06 Aug

Indie Business Survey: Amazon Monopoly a Key Threat

The findings indicate that small business owners don’t believe the primary problems facing their businesses are technology or consumer habit but rather an uneven playing field.

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31 Jul

Well-Read Black Girl Book Club Founder Glory Edim Announces Fall Titles

In a letter to booksellers, Edim shares her excitement about indie bookstores’ participation in the program and reveals the titles book clubs should be reading and discussing at ABA member bookstores this fall.

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31 Jul

ABA’s Marketing Meetups Offer Booksellers a Forum for Learning and Networking

“Booksellers don’t have time to reinvent things, so borrow from your friends and colleagues who are also super smart and passionate about our industry,” says Jessica Hahl of Country Bookshelf.

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31 Jul

BTW News Briefs

Immigrant, refugee authors sign open letter protesting border detention centers; PW Star Watch honorees announced; S&S to distribute Aconyte; National Association of College Stores announces new CEO; KJ Grow named Shambhala publisher; Personnel changes at Macmillan Children’s, Penguin Press, Chronicle Books; First Novel Prize longlist, Library of Virginia Literary Award finalists, Willie Morris Award finalists, RITA Award winners, Miles Franklin Literary Award winners announced

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30 Jul

Check Out These ABA Pre-Order Calendar Highlights

The Pre-Order Calendar, updated on a regular basis, outlines for booksellers upcoming titles with good pre-order potential, the books’ publication dates, and details for ordering from publishers.

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29 Jul

August Indie Next List e-Newsletter to Deliver to More Than 546,000 Customers

Booksellers can sign up now to send their customers the Indie Next List e-newsletter, powered by Shelf Awareness.

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29 Jul

Scholastic Launches Ordering Program for New Indie Bookstores

Through the program, new bookstores or new branch locations are eligible for additional discounts and dating on their initial order.

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24 Jul

Announcing the Ripped Bodice Awards for Excellence in Romantic Fiction

The inaugural class of 12 honorees will be announced on Valentine’s Day 2020; monetary prizes will be furnished by such sponsors as Sony Pictures Television.

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