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04 Sep

BTW News Briefs

Audible to wait on Captions program; Baen Books and RBmedia partner; Personnel changes at Sourcebooks, Atria, Chronicle, Baker & Taylor; Booker Prize, Dagger Award shortlists announced; Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships winners announced; John W. Campbell Award changes name

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04 Sep

Online Bookstore to Benefit Indie Bookstores to Debut in January

Bookshop offers a simple, intuitive purchase process across platforms that eases the way for casual online book browsers to become indie customers.

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04 Sep

Titles Announced for ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

Booksellers have until Friday, September 6, to order the full-color, 16-page consumer circular, which is slated to land in stores later this month.

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03 Sep

Politics & Prose Sells Nearly 17,000 Books at 2019 National Book Festival

According to Bradley Graham, who co-owns Politics & Prose with his wife, Lissa Muscatine, the pop-up store offered titles from the more than 100 authors, poets, and illustrators featured at the festival.

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03 Sep

SIBA Executive Director Wanda Jewell to Retire in 2020

After 30 years with Wanda Jewell at the helm, the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance is searching for a new executive director.

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03 Sep

Applications Open for Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship for Emerging Bookseller-Activists

The annual scholarship program will send one bookseller to ABA’s Winter Institute and their region’s 2020 fall trade show, and provide a stipend to start a community outreach program.

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03 Sep

Check Out the Well-Read Black Girl Book Club’s Six Picks for Fall

Well-Read Black Girl founder Glory Edim has chosen the six titles book clubs should be reading and discussing this fall.

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03 Sep

September Indie Next List to Deliver to More Than 547,000 Customers

The September Indie Next List e-newsletter, powered by Shelf Awareness, will be sent to more than 547,000 customers at 145 ABA member stores on Thursday, September 5. Booksellers can sign up now to join the growing program.

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28 Aug

ABA’s Book Buyer’s Handbook Includes Trove of Publisher Information, Special Offers

Handbook users will find a collection of publisher-provided information, including details about special offers, key contacts, ordering and returns policies, and more. 

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28 Aug

Submit Your Order for the ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

The full-color, 16-page consumer circular, which is slated to be in stores in September, features nearly 200 frontlist and backlist titles for children and teens, all suggested by ABA member booksellers.

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28 Aug

ABA Highlights Titles Recently Added to Pre-Order Calendar

The Pre-Order Calendar offers a list of titles with good pre-order potential and specifically features books with added value to encourage customers to order from their local indie bookstore.

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28 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Op-ed in New York Times lauds indie bookstores; ProPublica reports on book tariffs; Bustle covers Ripped Bodice’s Great Big Romance Read; AAP sues Audible; Baker & Taylor to distribute McSweeney’s; Arcadia acquires Wildsam; Personnel changes at Macmillan, Penguin Press, Twenty Summers, Random House Children’s Books, Booksellers NZ; Dayton Literary Peace Prize, New American Voices Award, SCIBA Book Awards finalists announced; Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Awards, Midwest Booksellers Choice Awards, Carla Cohen Free Speech Award winners announced  

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28 Aug

Two Dollar Radio Bookstore Partners With Tin House for Pre-Order Campaign

Two Dollar Radio is offering customers signed first-edition copies of Hanif Abdurraqib’s second poetry collection, A Fortune for Your Disaster.

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21 Aug

BTW News Briefs

NYT article claims counterfeit books proliferate at Amazon; State attorneys general prepare antitrust investigation; Arcadia completes Pelican acquisition, director of sales to scale down role; Skyhorse and Start partner for new crime imprint; Lonely Planet to transfer sales and distribution to Hachette; President Obama releases summer reading list; Personnel changes at University of Pennsylvania Press, Knopf, Chronicle Books; Kirkus Prize judges announced; Hugo Award, American Book Award, NAIBA Legacy Award winners announced

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21 Aug

Politics & Prose Returns as Official Bookseller for 2019 National Book Festival

The co-owner of Politics & Prose, Bradley Graham, recently spoke with BTW about what the store does every year in its role as the official bookseller for the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

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