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23 Sep
Let's Talk About Pre-Orders!

New Titles Added to ABA’s Pre-Order Calendar

The calendar features books with added value, such as signed copies and exclusive merchandise, to entice customers to order from their local indie bookstore. 

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23 Sep

HarperCollins Launches Fall 2020 Holiday Express Shipping Program

From September 21 to January 8, qualifying orders received by 3:00 p.m. ET will ship out the next business day and will be expedited so that in most cases they will be delivered in two business days.

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22 Sep
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PRH Launches “The Conversation” to Sustain Antiracist Engagement, Collaboration, and Action

Penguin Random House has announced the launch of a new website to support families, educators, communities, organizations, and readers who are working to combat racism and end racial inequities in our daily lives.

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25 Aug
Let's Talk About Pre-Orders!

New Titles Added to ABA’s Pre-Order Calendar

The calendar features books with added value, such as signed copies and exclusive merchandise, to entice customers to order from their local indie bookstore. 

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18 Aug

Indie Shindig Invites Booksellers to Learn About Upcoming Titles to Benefit Binc

The Indie Shindig is aiming to raise $15,000 for Binc by hosting weekly events that introduce booksellers to new and upcoming titles. All participating publishers split a donation of $10 per bookseller attendee.

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23 Jul
Let's Talk About Pre-Orders!

New Titles Added to ABA’s Pre-Order Calendar

The calendar features books with added value, such as signed copies and exclusive merchandise, to entice customers to order from their local indie bookstore. 

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15 Jul
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Simon & Schuster Announces Carolyn Kroll Reidy Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship program will grant awards to students based on financial need and academic merit, and is specifically intended for candidates from historically underrepresented groups in the publishing industry.

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01 Jul

HarperCollins Launches Frontlist and Fall 2020 Promotion

This offer is an opportunity for HarperCollins’ independent retail accounts as they reopen their stores and rebuild their business in the second half of 2020.

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30 Jun

Penguin Random House’s Out of Print Company Launches Face Mask Line Together With ABA

A portion of each sale is being donated to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation to assist bookstores impacted by COVID-19. 

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29 Jun

Chicago Distribution Center Launches Free Freight Promo for Indie Bookstores

In addition to free freight, booksellers are eligible for an extra discount on orders placed between Wednesday, July 1, and Friday, October 30, 2020.

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29 Jun

Penguin Random House Two-Day Transit Program Begins July 1

To support booksellers nationwide who are working under extraordinary circumstances, Penguin Random House will accelerate to summer the start of its annual Two-Day Transit Program. 

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23 Jun

Judge Denies Trump Administration’s Request to Halt Publication of Bolton Book

Following Judge Royce Lamberth’s ruling, Bolton’s book was published on Tuesday, June 23. Prior to that, more than 200,000 copies of the memoir had already been circulated. 

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22 Jun
Let's Talk About Pre-Orders!

New Titles Added to ABA’s Pre-Order Calendar

The calendar features books with added value, such as signed copies and exclusive merchandise, to entice customers to order from their local indie bookstore. 

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16 Jun

New Indie Shindig Initiative for Independent Bookstores to Benefit Binc

Indie Shindig will consist of 14 separate hour-long themed weekly events to introduce booksellers to new and upcoming titles.

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03 Jun

Simon & Schuster Announces IndieAid 2020 Program to Assist Independent Booksellers

These new promotional terms are designed to help independent booksellers recover from financial hardships caused by the sudden and catastrophic loss of business due to COVID-19.

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