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31 Oct

November Indie Next List to Deliver to More Than 555,000 Customers

The November Indie Next List e-newsletter, powered by Shelf Awareness, will be sent to more than 555,000 customers at 146 ABA member stores on Thursday, November 7. Booksellers can sign up now to join the growing program.

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31 Oct

(Northern) California Independent Booksellers Association Welcomes New Board Members

New voting members include Mary Williams of Skylight Books in Los Angeles, Mimi Hannan of La Playa Books in San Diego, and Bridget Schinnerer of Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena.

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31 Oct

Signup Underway: Join the Exclusive Cover Reveal for Christopher Moore’s “Shakespeare for Squirrels”

Booksellers can sign up by Tuesday, November 12, to participate in the Shakespeare for Squirrels cover reveal. HarperCollins will provide everything participating stores need to help them easily spread the message.

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30 Oct

BTW News Briefs

Kirkus Prize winners, PW’s Best Books of 2019 announced; Amazon stock falls; New Panorama Picks list debuts; Roman & Littlefield launches audiobook line; Nany Goat Books establishes publishing house; NYT Book Review launches excerpts in digital-only feature; ALA issues report on Amazon’s harm to libraries; Personnel changes at Penguin Books, Tom Doherty Associates, FSG, Atria; Thurber Prize for American Humor, Polari Prizes, Dagger Award winners announced

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30 Oct

Small Press Profile: Cinco Puntos Press

“Our publishing philosophy is very rooted in where we are,” said CEO/President John Byrd. “We’re in El Paso, Texas, which is very far outside of the traditional publishing prospects in the U.S., and that gives us a very unique perspective on what types of books we want to publish."

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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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