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27 May

Publisher Partners to Help Celebrate Book Sense @ 5 at BEA

To show their support for Book Sense @ 5, the fifth birthday of the Book Sense program, publisher partners exhibiting at BookExpo America (BEA) have planned celebratory events ranging from ice cream giveaways to wine and cheese parties to cheering for a horse trying to overcome the odds. Their events will be part of the Book Sense @ 5 Birthday Bash, which will be held at 5:00 p.m. sharp on June 5 on the BEA trade show floor.

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27 May

Book Sense Welcomes New Publishing Partner

Book Sense is pleased to welcome the recently launched Unbridled Books as its newest publishing partner. In February, industry veterans Fred Ramey and Greg Michalson announced the formation of Unbridled Books, a new house based on a longstanding publishing partnership.

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11 May

BTW Hitches a Ride With Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet, the independent travel publisher, began its tour of independent bookstores on Saturday, May 8. The Lonely Planet RV, decked out with large side panels advertising the "Lonely Planet 2004 Independent Bookstore Road Trip," was baptized by fire, starting the tour in Manhattan, where navigating the 32-foot behemoth presented some parking and navigational difficulties. However, that didn't stop the intrepid Lonely Planet (LP) crew of Gary Todoroff, U.S.

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06 May

Lonely Planet Embarks on Independent Bookstore Road Trip

Lonely Planet, the independent travel publisher, will begin a whirlwind, grand scale tour of independent bookstores on Saturday, May 8. A Lonely Planet RV, decked out with large side panels advertising the "Lonely Planet 2004 Independent Bookstore Road Trip," will tote Lonely Planet staff and, intermittently, trade press reporters, to visit over 100 independent bookstores throughout the eastern half of the U.S.

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05 Apr

ABA Book Buyer's Handbook Update -- 4/6/04

Below is an outline of the most recent changes to the data in the ABA Book Buyer's Handbook online at handbook.bookweb.org.

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03 Mar

ABA Book Buyer's Handbook Update -- 3/3/04

Below is an outline of the most recent changes to the data in the ABA Book Buyer's Handbook online at handbook.bookweb.org.

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25 Feb

CDS Books to Publish First Literary Novel

Client Distribution Services (CDS), best known as a book distributor, is now looking to make a name for itself in the field of book publishing. One-year-old CDS Books will be publishing A Son Called Gabriel by Northern Irish author Damian McNicholl in June.

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19 Feb

Newmarket Press Teams With Universal Studios to Produce Schindler's List Commemorative Book

Marking the 10th anniversary of the Academy Award-winning film Schindler's List, Newmarket Press is publishing a collection of photographs entitled Schindler's List: Images of the Steven Spielberg Film. The book features the work of photographer David James, includes a foreword by Spielberg, and is being published in conjunction with Universal Studios Home Video's release of th

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12 Feb

Ingram Product Allows Booksellers to Order Direct From Publishers

On January 29, Ingram Book Group unveiled "pubsource," a new enhancement to its "ipage" Web site that provides booksellers with the ability to check availability and purchase book products directly from three participating publishers: Random House, Holtzbrinck Publishers Group, and HarperCollins.

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12 Feb

Deadline for Free Listings in Booksellers' Resource Directory Extended

The deadline for vendors to submit information for inclusion in the new Booksellers' Resource Directory has been extended to Monday, February 23.

Vendors of nonbook products and services that would be of interest to independent booksellers may submit data through an online form at www.bookweb.org/docs/brd/. More than 70 categories of products and services are included.

It is expected that the Booksellers' Resource Directory will be online at BookWeb.org this spring.

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12 Feb

New York International Gift Fair Offers Endless Sidelines

The New York International Gift Fair, for which approximately 45,000 visitors came to the Jacob Javits Convention Center between January 31 and February 5, is the place to find out what's hot and what's not.

Any retailer who carries stationery, greeting cards, watches, pens, and all manner of personal accessories would have found almost 3,000 exhibitors happy to demonstrate what will unquestionably sell out in the coming seasons.

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10 Feb

ABA Book Buyer's Handbook Update -- 2/10/04

Below is an outline of the most recent changes to the data in the ABA Book Buyer's Handbook online at handbook.bookweb.org.

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05 Feb

Reminder to Vendors: Submit Your Free Directory Listing By February 13!

On Wednesday, February 4, an e-mail was sent out to nonbook vendors who previously had a listing in the Booksellers Resource Directory (formerly the Source Guide). Please note that the deadline for submitting a listing to the directory has been extended to February 13.

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29 Jan

Calling All Vendors! Get Your Free Listing in the Booksellers' Resource Directory

ABA is asking all nonbook vendors of products and services that would be of interest to independent booksellers to submit data for a free listing in the new Booksellers' Resource Directory (formerly the Source Guide). The directory is a valuable online resource for booksellers looking for vendors of new sidelines, office supplies, display fixtures, computer hardware and software, design services, and much more.

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20 Jan

ABA Book Buyer's Handbook Update -- 1/20/04

Below is an outline of the most recent changes to the data in the ABA Book Buyer's Handbook online at handbook.bookweb.org.

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