Specialty Bookselling

21 Mar

Wi12 Education: ABC Presents — Starting a Children’s Book Festival

Here are tips for planning kids’ book festivals, including teaming with area organizations, developing programming, and handling ticketing and on-site sales, as shared by bookseller panelists at Wi12.

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21 Mar

Children’s Institute Publisher Consultations to Feature Six Indie Publishers

Representatives from six small presses will be on hand to discuss upcoming titles and share finished books and advance copies with booksellers at the April 7 Publisher Consultations at Ci5.

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21 Mar

The Indie Comics & Graphic Works Bestseller List

Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending March 19, 2017.

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20 Mar

Ci5 Consultation Station to Feature 14 Business Service Providers

The Consultation Station at Children’s Institute will feature representatives from ABA’s affiliated business solution partners, POS vendors, and other service providers.

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15 Mar

AdventureKEEN Becomes Binc’s First Publisher Promotion Partner

Through a new initiative, SHOP LOCAL, LIVE LOCAL, AdventureKEEN will donate 100 percent of profits from the sale of its titles at independent bookstores this June to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation.

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15 Mar

When It Comes to Kids’ Books, What Is Old Is New Again

Here, BookScan analysts Kristen McLean and Allison Risbridger of NPD Book share a preview of findings on the children’s book market, which will be presented in full next month at Children’s Institute.

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13 Mar

March 24 Deadline to Register for Children’s Institute Advanced Education Session

Children’s Institute registrants interested in attending the advanced education session “Idea Exchange for Owners and Managers” should register now.

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13 Mar

Calling All Ci5 Attendees: Share Your Backlist Book Swap Pick Now

All Children’s Institute attendees planning to participate in the Backlist Book Swap Party on opening night, April 5, should let ABA know what kids’ book they’ll be swapping. 

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08 Mar

Rachel Ignotofsky to Speak at Ci5 on Empowering Young Girls

Rachel Ignotofsky, author of Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World, will deliver the closing keynote at next month’s Children’s Institute.

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08 Mar

Registration Underway for Advanced Education Session at Children’s Institute

Booksellers can sign up now for the ABC Children’s Institute Advanced Education Session, “Idea Exchange for Owners and Managers,” and share their ideas for topics to discuss during the event.

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08 Mar

Children’s Institute to Feature More Than 50 Authors and Illustrators

More than 50 authors and illustrators will appear at next month’s ABC Children’s Institute over the course of two days of plenary sessions, featured talks, and special events.

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08 Mar

Ci5 Updates: ABC Group Member Raffle, Backlist Book Swap, Bookstore Tours

With the 2017 ABC Children’s Institute just four weeks away, here are some important updates and reminders.

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07 Mar

The Indie Mystery & Thriller Bestseller List

Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending March 5, 2017.

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03 Mar

Voting Underway for 2017 Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards

Voting opened on March 3 for the 10th annual Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards, the national book awards program in which the winners are selected by children and teens of all ages.

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01 Mar

Marley Dias, Ilsa Govan to Speak at Children’s Institute

Marley Dias, the 12-year-old social activist who launched the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign, and Ilsa Govan, the founder of Cultures Connecting, have been added to the Children’s Institute lineup.

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