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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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03 Oct

More Than 30 Publishers Offering Specials for Indies First

Booksellers can take advantage of numerous specials that publishers and university presses are offering on a wide array of frontlist and backlist titles in celebration of Indies First on Small Business Saturday.

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03 Oct

BTW News Briefs

Australian Booksellers Association names next CEO; Love Your Bookstore campaign announced; Small Business Saturday materials available; EU approves lower VAT for ebooks; Lerner to distribute Creston Books; Staff changes at Henry Holt, S&S Children’s, Putnam, Dutton, Berkley; New executive director for CLMP; Nobel sexual harassment scandal yields conviction; CBC announces Diversity Award winners; National Book Foundation announces Literature for Justice program; Changes for Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards; Carle Honors award winners announced; Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice finalists, Scotiabank Giller finalists announced

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26 Sep

BTW News Briefs

Ingram donating to booksellers, libraries post-Florence; Independent We Stand announces annual Indie Awards; IPG sets up new print facility; NCAC director pens op-ed; Penguin Young Readers and Scholastic to launch new imprints; Staff changes at Holt, Melville House, Ecco, Ingram, Penguin’s Viking Children’s Books, S&S; SPD, CLMP create Indie Bookseller Council; 2018 Man Booker Prize shortlist announced; Kirkus Prize finalists announced; Isabel Allende to receive National Book Award for lifetime achievement; National Book Foundation announces 2018 “5 Under 35” list

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26 Sep

Penguin Random House Partners With We Need Diverse Books to Celebrate Banned Books Week

As part of a social media sweepstakes, PRH is highlighting quotes from books that have been challenged or banned. For every entry, PRH will donate one book to We Need Diverse Books.

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25 Sep

Penguin Random House Two-Day Transit Program Begins October 1

For the seventh consecutive year, orders received from independent booksellers by 3:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday will ship for arrival at booksellers’ doors within two days.

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24 Sep

Kickstarter Campaign Begins for Bookselling Without Borders 2019

Bookselling Without Borders, a scholarship program for booksellers that aims to make the American book market more welcoming to international voices, just kicked off its 2019 crowdfunding campaign.

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19 Sep

BTW News Briefs

FedEx waiving residential surcharges this holiday season; Binc’s Bank on Booksellers raises $21,723; Ed Several to leave Reed; PW Star Watch winners named; B&N opens another concept store; Baker & Taylor signs new sales and distribution clients; Macmillan to distribute Sounds True; Beacon renews distribution agreement with PRH; Kaplan to acquire Barron’s; Staff changes at HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Chronicle Books, University Press Group, Sourcebooks, DK; Print book sales trending up, NPD says; Business Book of the Year shortlist announced; Conroy Legacy Award, Literarian Award, Dayton Literary Peace Prize winners announced

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18 Sep

Publishers Offer Array of Specials for Indies First

ABA member stores can take advantage of more than 30 publisher specials on a wide array of frontlist and backlist titles in celebration of the sixth annual Indies First on November 24.

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