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30 Jul

Check Out These ABA Pre-Order Calendar Highlights

The Pre-Order Calendar, updated on a regular basis, outlines for booksellers upcoming titles with good pre-order potential, the books’ publication dates, and details for ordering from publishers.

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29 Jul

August Indie Next List e-Newsletter to Deliver to More Than 546,000 Customers

Booksellers can sign up now to send their customers the Indie Next List e-newsletter, powered by Shelf Awareness.

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29 Jul

Scholastic Launches Ordering Program for New Indie Bookstores

Through the program, new bookstores or new branch locations are eligible for additional discounts and dating on their initial order.

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24 Jul

Announcing the Ripped Bodice Awards for Excellence in Romantic Fiction

The inaugural class of 12 honorees will be announced on Valentine’s Day 2020; monetary prizes will be furnished by such sponsors as Sony Pictures Television.

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24 Jul

Join the ABA Community in Edelweiss+ to Submit to the Indie Next List

The process for submitting titles to the Indie Next List via Edelweiss now requires booksellers to join the ABA Community and provide their ABA member ID number.

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24 Jul

BTW News Briefs

Quad, LSC call off deal; Harlequin reorganizes; PRH buys F+W Books; Workman to distribute Familius; ComicHub to supply graphic novel, comics sales data to NPD BookScan; WNDB launches fundraiser; Man Booker Prize longlist announced; Will Eisner Comic Industry Award winners announced; Dayton Literary Peace Prize names winner of distinguished achievement award; NEIBA announces book award finalists; Church of the Graveyard Saints chosen for Four Corners/One Book program

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24 Jul

Introducing Two New ABA Staff Members: Stephany Choi and Lauren Anastasio

The association recently welcomed Educational Content Coordinator Stephany Choi and Membership and Database Assistant Lauren Anastasio to the ABA team.

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23 Jul

Binc’s Bookseller Stories: A Bedbug Infestation and No Way Out

The latest volume of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s Bookseller Stories newsletter featured a bookseller who reached out to Binc for financial help due to a bedbug infestation.

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23 Jul

Face Out: ABA President Jamie Fiocco on Her Life Among Books

Flyleaf Books owner Jamie Fiocco, who was elected president of the ABA Board this past May, talks about her earliest experiences with books and reading, her goals as a board president, and more.

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17 Jul

Indie Booksellers Celebrate Shopping Local Instead of Amazon’s Prime Day

On July 15 and 16, indie booksellers across the country came up with creative social media posts and in-store promotions to remind shoppers of the importance of local businesses.

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17 Jul

BTW News Briefs

Amazon workers strike on Prime Day; Quad denied expedited trial in DoJ case; B&N sends deal information to shareholders; HarperCollins and Sony partner with Fox 2000; HarperCollins to launch HarperAlley; Arcadia to launch children’s imprint; University of Chicago Press adds three clients; Casemate to distribute Mercier; Personnel changes at Abrams & Chronicle, AAP, Crown, Bookazine; RNA’s Joan Hessayon Award contenders announced

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16 Jul

Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in May

Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were down by 0.7 percent in May 2019 compared to May 2018, according to preliminary figures from the Bureau of the Census. As of July 10, the year-to-date sales among ABA member stores, as reported to the weekly Indie Bestseller Lists, are down 0.5 percent over 2018. Compound annual growth among ABA member stores is 7.5 percent over the past five years. 

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10 Jul

Apply by July 15 for the Macmillan Booksellers Professional Development Scholarship

Nine scholarships will be awarded to booksellers from underrepresented groups to cover the cost of travel, lodging, and meals at a fall regional show.

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10 Jul

BTW News Briefs

NCIBA launches new online marketplace website, considers merging with SCIBA; Amazon workers in Minnesota to strike; PRHPS to distribute America’s Test Kitchen Kids; Michael Zikha launches ZE Books; Hachette Audio offers deal at Libro.fm; Personnel changes at Gallery Publishing Group, Algonquin, William Morrow, Macmillan Children’s; George Washington Prize finalists announced; Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award winner announced

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10 Jul

Indie Booksellers Simultaneously Reveal Cover for Adam Silvera’s “Infinity Son”

Dozens of indie booksellers unveiled the cover at 1:00 p.m. EDT this afternoon and encouraged customers to pre-order the title at their local store.

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