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20 Nov

BTW News Briefs

James Patterson to receive National Humanities Medal; Baker & Taylor to distribute Tachyon Publications; Personnel changes at Random House, New Press, Harper Christian, Holiday House, Abrams; Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, Goldsmiths Prize, Cundill History Prize winners announced; 2020 PNBA Book Awards, Foyles Books of the Year shortlists announced; Aspen Words Literary Prize longlist announced

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20 Nov

A Letter From Bookshop Founder Andy Hunter

“I hope that Bookshop can help strengthen the fragile ecosystem and margins around bookselling by providing an alternative to Amazon for socially conscious online book-buyers,” writes Hunter.

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19 Nov

Binc Foundation Announces Results of 2019 Survey

The survey aimed to gather information on booksellers’ current level of awareness of the foundation’s services, to rate program performance and relevance, and to solicit suggestions for new programs.

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19 Nov

Indies First is Almost Here! Don’t Forget About Publishers’ Special Terms

As in previous years, ABA member booksellers have the opportunity to take advantage of special offers from more than 50 publishers for Indies First.

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19 Nov

Intentionality in Bookselling for the Holiday Season

In the second column of a new series from the ABA Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, River Dog Book Co. owner BrocheAroe Fabian looks at incorporating holidays into booksellers’ stores.

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19 Nov

Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in September

Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were down by 2.3 percent in September 2019 compared to September 2018, according to preliminary figures from the Bureau of the Census. As of November 13, the year-to-date sales among ABA member stores, as reported to the weekly Indie Bestseller Lists, are up 0.11 percent over 2018.

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13 Nov

BTW News Briefs

Memorial service for Toni Morrison to be held in NYC; IBPA launches Spread the Love Bookseller Sweepstakes; Fall Children's Book Week wraps up; Henry Holt, Zondervan launch new imprints; Oprah's Book Club pick announced; Turkish author released from prison; Personnel changes at Knopf Doublday, PW, Ecco, Scribner, Eerdmans, PRH; BISG presents awards; National Translation Awards, Canada's Writers Trust Prize winners announced; 2020 Blue Peter awards finalists announced; International Dublin Literary Award nominees announced

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12 Nov

Winter Institute Spots Still Open for Booksellers Affected by California Wildfires

Additionally, stores that need help connecting with LIBRIS insurance services or require ABA’s assistance securing extended credit from publishers are encouraged to contact ABA's membership department.

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11 Nov

Booksellers Celebrate "Shakespeare for Squirrels" Cover Reveal

As part of the cover reveal initiative for the new book by Christopher Moore, booksellers invited customers to pre-order it through their stores, and HarperCollins provided everything participating stores needed to help them spread the message.

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11 Nov

Love Your Bookstore Challenge Currently Underway

The second annual Love Your Bookstore Challenge is currently in progress and will last until Friday, November 17.

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06 Nov

BTW News Briefs

AMIBA launches Shop Indie Local; Anthology announces company sale to employees; American Writers Museum to open refugee exhibit; PRH to acquire works of Eric Carle; IPG to distribute eight new publishers; Two Lines Press to launch Calico imprint; Personnel changes at PRH U.S., Harlequin, Algonquin; 2020 Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal nominations announced; Waterstones Book of the Year shortlist, 2020 Southern Book Prize shortlist announced

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05 Nov

Love Your Bookstore Challenge Starts November 8

The second annual Love Your Bookstore Challenge will take place from Friday, November 8, to Saturday, November 17.

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05 Nov

Penguin Random House to Transform Former Baker & Taylor Facility Into Third Distribution Center

PRH has reached a multi-year agreement to assume the operation and management of the fulfillment center in Reno that is currently leased to Baker & Taylor, which has discontinued its service to retail booksellers. 

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05 Nov

Hachette and Sourcebooks Each Roll Out Holiday Rapid Replenishment Programs

Hachette and Sourcebooks are among several publishers that have introduced rapid replenishment programs to help ensure that indie booksellers have success with their titles this holiday season.

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05 Nov

Binc Supporters Raise $13,000 for Booksellers Affected by California Wildfires, Blackouts

Booksellers who have been affected by the California fires and related power outages are encouraged to contact Binc for assistance.

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