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10 Dec

January Picks Named for Well-Read Black Girl Book Clubs

Participating bookstores are encouraged to consider Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid or Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi for their WRBG book clubs to try in January.

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04 Dec

Washington Post to Publish ABA Indie Bestseller List

This week, the Washington Post will begin publishing the weekly adult National Indie Bestseller lists on the Washington Post website and in the “Outlook” section of the Sunday printed edition of the newspaper. 

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04 Dec

In 2019, Indies First on Small Business Saturday Proves a Success Once Again

Independent booksellers across the country hosted celebrations for this year’s Indies First on Small Business Saturday, November 30, with the typical fun festivities, sales and discounts, and author events to kick off the holiday shopping season. 

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04 Dec

BTW News Briefs

Real People Monday breaks Libro.fm records; NYT studies Amazon’s effect on Baltimore; Nominations open for Anna Dewdney Read Together Award; Quarto to reactivate Frances Lincoln, Aurum Press; Personnel changes at Sourcebooks, Scribner, Workman; CBC Diversity Outstanding Achievement Awards, FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award, Royal Dragonfly Book Awards winners announced; Wingate Prize longlist announced

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03 Dec

Nominations Sought for 2020 PW Bookstore, Sales Rep of the Year Awards

Booksellers, authors, publishers, distributors, and others with ties to the book industry are invited to submit nominations for Publishers Weekly’s Bookstore and Sales Rep of the Year awards by January 6, 2020.

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02 Dec

December Indie Next List to Deliver to More Than 570,000 Customers

Booksellers are invited to sign up now to send the free monthly adult or quarterly Kids’ Indie Next List e-newsletters to their customers.

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27 Nov

New for Booksellers: Pre-Order Calendar Highlights

The calendar, updated each week, 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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26 Nov

Simon & Schuster Expands Rapid Replenishment Program to All Indie Booksellers

Previously, Simon & Schuster’s rapid replenishment program served only West Coast booksellers.

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26 Nov

Miesha Headen of Loganberry Books Wins Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship for Emerging Bookseller-Activists

Headen will receive a year-long scholarship for professional development, which includes funds to attend ABA’s 2020 Winter Institute and her regional trade show, plus a stipend of up to $1,000 to fund a community outreach project.

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26 Nov

ABA CEO Oren Teicher Receives 2019 Literarian Award at National Book Award Ceremony

The 2019 Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community is given to an individual or organization for a lifetime of achievement in expanding the audience for books and reading.

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25 Nov

Binc Launches Year-End Fundraising Campaign

In partnership with Penguin Random House, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation is kicking off its annual year-end fundraising campaign on November 30, Small Business Saturday.

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25 Nov

BTW News Briefs

Children’s Book Week 2020 plans announced; UPS, FedEx rate increases announced; HMH announces new imprint; Casemate Group to distribute seven new publishers; BookTube episode two now streaming; Personnel changes at Poetry Society of America, HarperCollins, Henry Holt; New York Times 10 Best Books of 2019 announced; RNA Industry Award winners announced 

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20 Nov

Two Winners Announced for Inaugural ABA Entrepreneurial Excellence Award

The winners, chosen by a committee of ABA bookseller judges, are Billie Bloebaum of Third Street Books for Bookstore Romance Day and Nicole Magistro of The Bookworm of Edwards for the Adopt-a-Reader program.

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20 Nov

Take Note! Rapid Replenishment Offers Available From Publishers This Holiday Season

Rapid replenishment offers for the holidays are currently available from Penguin Random House, Macmillan, HarperCollins, Hachette, and Sourcebooks.

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