Publisher News

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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01 Jun

Jonathan Karp Named President and CEO of Simon & Schuster

Karp will oversee all of Simon & Schuster’s domestic and international publishing operations. 

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20 May
Coronavirus Resources for Booksellers

Hachette, Macmillan Launch Reopening Programs for Indie Bookstores

As independent bookstores look to reopen following COVID-19 shutdowns, Hachette and Macmillan have developed reopening programs for American Booksellers Association member stores.

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12 May
Carolyn Reidy

Simon & Schuster President and CEO Carolyn Reidy Dies

On Tuesday, May 12, Simon & Schuster President and CEO Carolyn Reidy died after experiencing a heart attack. She was 71.

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12 May

“For Dummies” Books Available to Booksellers on Request

To help out during the COVID-19 crisis, Wiley is offering to send copies of Microsoft Teams for Dummies and Zoom for Dummies to independent booksellers free of charge upon request.

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21 Apr

Nosy Crow Publishes Free E-book “Coronavirus: A Book for Children”

The informational guide defines coronavirus, explains why everyday routines have been disrupted, and lays out how everyone can do their part to help.

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14 Apr

Next Europa Editions’ “Our Brilliant Friends” Event Continues to Benefit #SaveIndieBookstores

The event will feature Ann Goldstein, Sam Bett, Jennifer Croft, and “Comma Queen” Mary Norris; all proceeds will benefit the #SaveIndieBookstores campaign.

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08 Apr

New COVID-Related Publisher Offers and Updates Available in Book Buyer’s Handbook

Handbook users will find a collection of publisher-provided information related to the COVID-19 outbreak, including details about special offers, key contacts, ordering and returns policies, and more. 

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24 Mar

Highlighting the Helpers: HarperCollins Offers Support to Independent Bookstores

HarperCollins has donated $50,000 to Binc, as well as a full-page Wall Street Journal ad to ABA for its #SupportLocalNow campaign. 

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23 Mar

ABA Book Buyer’s Handbook Features COVID-Related Publisher Offers and Updates

Handbook users will find a collection of publisher-provided information related to the COVID-19 outbreak, including details about special offers, key contacts, ordering and returns policies, and more. 

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18 Mar

Publishers, Wholesalers, Vendors Offer Support for Booksellers

As independent booksellers weather the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, industry partners are working with ABA to offer stores grace periods, extended dating, additional discounts, and more.

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11 Mar

BTW News Briefs

Binc’s Bank on Booksellers returns; Bookselling Without Borders scholarship winners named; Ripped Bodice publishes fourth State of Racial Diversity in Romance report; WNDB launches internship grants; Bologna Book Fair canceled, NBCC award ceremony postponed; Emma Watson picks Sex and World Peace; HBG pulls Woody Allen memoir; RHCB launches Underlined imprint; Workman launches audio imprint; Two Rivers to distribute Welbeck; Bucknell University Press teams with Rutgers; Ingram Academic Services to distribute Edinburgh University Press; LAMBDA finalists, Stella and LBF shortlists, Walter Scott longlist announced.

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