Updated weekly, the calendar outlines selected books’ publication dates and details for ordering from publishers. When available, titles will also link to publishers’ downloadable digital marketing assets.
PW Superstar named; Strand owner to sue NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission; SCIBA board votes to disband; Audible seeks publisher suit dismissal: Authors Guild, AAP file amicus brief; Oxford University Press to merge educational divisions: Mountaineers to handle fulfillment for Green Trails Maps; Reycraft Books to launch; Personnel changes at Algonquin Books, Dutton and Plume; Oprah’s Book Club picks The Water Dancer; National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 announced; Cundill History Prize shortlist announced
The sixth volume of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s Bookseller Stories newsletter featured a bookseller who reached out to Binc for financial help after her car was destroyed in a flash flood.
Launching in late October, the program will be available on qualifying orders from independent bookstores in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.
Amy Einhorn named Henry Holt publisher; Barnes & Noble’s Tim Mantel let go; Personnel changes at Skyhorse, National Book Foundation, Simon & Schuster, Penguin Children’s Books; Chicago Review Press and University of Chicago Press to distribute new publisher clients; Kirkus Prize finalists, Financial Times and McKinsey & Company Business Book of the Year Award shortlist announced; National Book Foundation’s 2019 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, Klaus Flugge Prize, SIBA Conroy Legacy Award, Great Lakes Great Reads Award winners announced
Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were down by 5 percent in July 2019 compared to July 2018, according to preliminary figures from the Bureau of the Census. As of September 11, the year-to-date sales among ABA member stores, as reported to the weekly Indie Bestseller Lists, are down 0.77 percent over 2018. Compound annual growth among ABA member stores is 7.5 percent over the past five years.
The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.
Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.