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07 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Toni Morrison dies; Barnes & Noble sale to Elliott Advisors completed; U.S. threatens Chinese tariffs again; Circe to become HBO series; Harper Focus launching new imprint; Casemate to distribute Dufour editions; Clare Hey joins S&S U.K.; Personnel changes at Simon & Schuster, Dutton, AAP, Penguin; NAIBA’s Joe Draybak Handseller Award, 2019 Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award winners announced

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06 Aug

Indie Business Survey: Amazon Monopoly a Key Threat

The findings indicate that small business owners don’t believe the primary problems facing their businesses are technology or consumer habit but rather an uneven playing field.

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31 Jul

Well-Read Black Girl Book Club Founder Glory Edim Announces Fall Titles

In a letter to booksellers, Edim shares her excitement about indie bookstores’ participation in the program and reveals the titles book clubs should be reading and discussing at ABA member bookstores this fall.

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31 Jul

ABA’s Marketing Meetups Offer Booksellers a Forum for Learning and Networking

“Booksellers don’t have time to reinvent things, so borrow from your friends and colleagues who are also super smart and passionate about our industry,” says Jessica Hahl of Country Bookshelf.

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31 Jul

BTW News Briefs

Immigrant, refugee authors sign open letter protesting border detention centers; PW Star Watch honorees announced; S&S to distribute Aconyte; National Association of College Stores announces new CEO; KJ Grow named Shambhala publisher; Personnel changes at Macmillan Children’s, Penguin Press, Chronicle Books; First Novel Prize longlist, Library of Virginia Literary Award finalists, Willie Morris Award finalists, RITA Award winners, Miles Franklin Literary Award winners announced

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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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