Publisher News

14 Nov

BTW News Briefs

Consortium adds eight new clients; De Gruyter to distribute UC Press titles; Hachette reshuffling results in layoffs; Small Press United to distribute Black Spot; Personnel changes at Ecco, Quarto, Imagine That, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Arcadia; Business Book of the Year Award winner, PNBA Book Award shortlist announced

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14 Nov

Publishers Offer Rapid Replenishment Programs

Several publishers are once again offering expedited shipping to indie bookstores this holiday season and, in some cases, beyond. 

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12 Nov

Abrams Introduces New Backlist Sales Program for Indies

The offer applies to all books published before September 1, 2018, including the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series backlist.

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07 Nov

Sourcebooks Announces Indie Rapid Replenishment Program for 2018 Holiday Season

With this program, which runs through December 19, all independent retailers in the United States will have the benefit of ship times of two days or less.

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06 Nov

BTW News Briefs

Booksellers boycott Amazon’s AbeBooks; W.H. Smith was B&N’s rumored buyer; Abrams to distribute Cernunnos; Hopkins to distribute Northeastern University Press; Promotions at Penguin Press, Barefoot Books, Tom Doherty Associates, Open Road: USPS proposes rate increases; LSC Communications to acquire Quad/Graphics; Nominations open for CILIP Book Awards; SIBA Book Prize, Cundill History Prize finalists announced; World Fantasy Award, National Translation Award, PEN America Literary Award winners announced

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01 Nov

Publishers’ Special Terms for Indies First Offer Great Deals for Booksellers

“We love the special terms and it’s good for our bottom line when we get behind a book,” said Bill Reilly, co-owner of the river’s end bookstore.

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31 Oct

BTW News Briefs

S&S to launch Avid Reader Press; New illustrated books imprint for Little, Brown; Nick Offerman to host National Book Awards; PRH acquires majority stake in Brazil’s Companhia das Letras; B&N details reasons for Parneros firing in court filing; Promotions at Workman, Penguin Young Readers, Tom Doherty Associates; PW names top books of 2018; U.K.’s Orwell Foundation launches new prize; 2018 Kirkus Prize winners, SCIBA Book Award winners announced

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30 Oct
Lyn Roberts and Dylan Brown at Frankfurt bookstore

Three Bookselling Without Borders Winners on Their Frankfurt Book Fair Experience

American booksellers Dylan Brown of Skylight Books, Lyn Roberts of Square Books, and Adam Sonderberg of Seminary Co-op reflect on this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair.

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30 Oct

Special Publisher Terms for Indies First Make a Difference, Booksellers Say

In a business with small profit margins, said Jeanne Costello of Maria’s Bookshop, using publishers’ special terms for Indies First “can make the difference that puts you in the black.”

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24 Oct

YourTown Store Match Now Available to Bookstores on Edelweiss+

Arcadia and Edelweiss+ have teamed up to offer indie booksellers easy access to hyper-local collections of titles unique to each specific store and community as part of the YourTown Store Match program.

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24 Oct

BTW News Briefs

Crown merges with Random House; Touchstone to migrate to Atria, Gallery; Consortium to distribute NAEYC; New member joins B&N board; Personnel changes at HarperCollins Children’s, S&S Children’s; Bookselling Ireland chair praises bookshops; Bookselling Without Borders Kickstarter hits goal; Independent We Stand deadline approaches; T.S. Eliot Prize, Andrew Carnegie Medal finalists announced

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24 Oct

Seminary Co-op’s Jeff Deutsch Reports Back From the Frankfurt Book Fair

Deutsch was one of several ABA member booksellers who attended the fair, including three who received the 2018 Bookselling Without Borders scholarship from Europa Editions.

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23 Oct

This Indies First, Take Advantage of Special Terms From More Than 35 Publishers

When indie bookstores join together to participate in programs like Indies First, said ABA President Robert Sindelar, “we have the opportunity to remind our publishing partners of our collective muscle.”

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17 Oct

BTW News Briefs

Follett and Kwame Alexander launch All Books for All Kids; AUPresses becomes IPA associate member; #TurnItUp chosen as 2018 University Press Week theme; PEN America files suit against Trump; FX to develop Her Body and Other Parties for TV; Jonathan Merkh forms Forefront Books; Personnel changes at S&S, Atria; Man Booker winner, New Academy Prize winner, Thurber Prize finalists announced

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10 Oct

BTW News Briefs

S&S to open new warehouse; PRH announces expansion of Asian publishing endeavors; University of Chicago Press and De Gruyter form partnership; B&N considers sale; Canada’s Indigo opens first U.S. store; HarperCollins establishes Spanish acquisitions board; Amazon eliminates bonuses, stock for workers after raising minimum wage; HMH completes Riverside divestiture; B&T adds 10 new publishers; MacArthur Foundation announces new fellows

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