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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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21 Aug

NCIBA Discovery Show to Feature ABA Education Session on Independent Bookstore Day

The American Booksellers Association will present the education session “Independent Bookstore Day: Celebrate With Success” at the September 20–20 NCIBA Discovery Show in Burlingame, California.

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21 Aug

New Round of Panorama Picks Announced

The Panorama Picks program provides booksellers with localized, curated lists of books that library patrons are waiting to borrow.

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21 Aug

Indie Booksellers Unveil Cover for Eoin Colfer’s “Highfire”

Dozens of indie booksellers unveiled the cover at noon EDT this afternoon and encouraged customers to pre-order the title at their local store.

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20 Aug

NCIBA Debuts Indie Bookseller Maker Marketplace

“People are excited to be posting their wares and, hopefully, there are bookstores out there who are excited to order these things in,” said NCIBA Operations Manager Ann Seaton.

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20 Aug

Indie Booksellers Nationwide Celebrate Inaugural Bookstore Romance Day

Take a look at how booksellers around the country marked Bookstore Romance Day on Saturday, August 17.

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20 Aug

Macmillan/Henry Holt Launches Campaign for Elton John’s “Me” to Benefit Binc

Macmillan/Henry Holt will donate up to $5,000 to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation in celebration of the forthcoming publication of Elton John’s memoir Me.

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20 Aug

Binc’s Fifth “Bookseller Stories” Newsletter: “One Bad Thing After Another”

The fifth volume of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s Bookseller Stories newsletter featured a bookseller who reached out to Binc for financial help after suffering numerous consecutive hardships.

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15 Aug

Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in June

Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were down by 5 percent in June 2019 compared to June 2018, according to preliminary figures from the Bureau of the Census. As of August 14, the year-to-date sales among ABA member stores, as reported to the weekly Indie Bestseller Lists, are down 0.49 percent over 2018. Compound annual growth among ABA member stores is 7.5 percent over the past five years. 

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14 Aug

SIBA Discovery Show to Feature ABA Education Session on Independent Bookstore Day

The American Booksellers Association will present the education session “Independent Bookstore Day: Celebrate With Success” at the September 13–15 SIBA Discovery Show in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

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14 Aug

Booksellers to Nominate Five Backlist Titles by Indie Publishers for Winter Reading Group Flier

ABA member booksellers can vote for their five favorite backlist titles from a list of 19 books nominated by members of the Independent Publishers Caucus.

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