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Headlines for the issue of December 12, 2018

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ABA President Robert Sindelar

A Letter From ABA Board President Robert Sindelar

 

In a holiday message to booksellers, Sindelar reflects on his favorite books of the year and writes about some of the authors he’s looking forward to meeting at Winter Institute next month.

12 Dec
Authors appearing at Winter Institute 14

Winter Institute to Feature More Than 140 Authors

More than 140 authors and illustrators will appear at the 2019 Winter Institute over the course of four days of keynotes, education sessions, author receptions, and special events.

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11 Dec

Record Number of Publishers to Support Winter Institute 14

The 2019 Winter Institute is made possible by the generous support of Ingram Content Group, the event’s lead sponsor, and additional support from 120 publishers large and small.

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12 Dec

Winter Institute 14 Bookseller Attendee List Now Available

Booksellers, publishers, and guests who will be attending Winter Institute 14 can now access the roster of bookseller registrants on BookWeb.

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06 Dec

Know Before You Go: Check Out ABA’s Code of Conduct

Earlier this year, ABA announced the establishment of a new code of conduct for all association meetings and events, which is available for review on BookWeb.

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11 Dec
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Small Press Profile: Belt Publishing

Cleveland, Ohio-based Belt Publishing primarily publishes nonfiction that focuses on the Rust Belt and the Midwest. 

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11 Dec

#HarperCollinsLovesIndies Facebook Live Program to Return in 2019

In 2019, booksellers will livestream videos from their stores every Thursday, a change from 2018’s Saturday schedule, and the videos will feature booksellers pitching their favorite reads.

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12 Dec

Watch for Your ABA Dues Renewal Reminder

In the coming days, the American Booksellers Association will begin sending out renewal notices in the mail. The current membership year expires on January 31, 2019.

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12 Dec

BTW News Briefs

Reed Exhibitions to sponsor 2019 Children’s Book Week; Jason Reynolds appears on Mitch Kaplan’s podcast; Crown restructuring details released; Chronicle announces LEGO partnership; Casemate to distribute Eurospan; Elsevier sells distribution center to LSC Communications; PEN/Faulkner executive director named; Chris Ryall to rejoin IDW; Nation Books renamed; Personnel changes at Berkley, Celadon; PEN America longlist, NBCC John Leonard Prize finalists announced; Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Book Prize, Thurber Prize, Jack D. Rittenhouse Lifetime Achievement Award winners announced

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12 Dec
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Future of Speech Online Symposium Addresses “Understanding Our Online Communities”

Discussions centered around online communities, which in some cases bring people together and help forge new connections, while in others drive polarization, spread disinformation, or coordinate harassment.

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10 Dec
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Marketing Meetup Recap: Marketing Strategies for Children’s Bookstores

Guest booksellers talked about developing non-author events, working with youth advisory councils, connecting with customers online, hosting book fairs, and building relationships with area teachers.

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12 Dec
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IndieCommerce Launches New Customer Support Feature

The IndieCommerce team is testing a new after-hours reporting service for IndieCommerce participating stores that provides a way to report critical issues that occur outside of regular business hours.

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12 Dec
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2018 Indie Bestseller Lists Ready for Download

The 2018 Indie Bestseller Lists, featuring the year’s top-selling titles at hundreds of independent bookstores nationwide, are now available as PDFs, Word documents, and in HTML format.

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11 Dec
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What’s in a Name?: The Silver Unicorn

Here, The Silver Unicorn bookstore owner Paul Swydan talks about the origin of the store’s name, his favorite events and book clubs, and what he’s looking forward to as a new bookstore owner.

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12 Dec

Indie Bookstores Give Back This Holiday Season

Bookstores around the country are hosting Book Angel programs, setting up Giving Trees, and donating to charities this holiday season.

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11 Dec

Around Indies

Books Around the Corner, River Bend Bookshop open; Between the Covers settles into new location; Bronx River, MahoganyBooks, Copperfish, Scattered Books, and more featured in local news

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