Headlines for the issue of August 8, 2018

    ABA board members
    By Dan Cullen on Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018

    The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors met on July 16–18, 2018, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, to discuss a range of items.

    NPD logo
    By Liz Button on Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018

    Booksellers can sign up now for ABA’s August 23 webinar on using NPD BookScan data to increase sales. David Walter, executive director of NPD Books at The NPD Group, will lead the session.

    By Liz Button on Monday, Aug 6, 2018
    Carla Gray Scholarship for Emerging Bookstore-Activists
    By Sydney Jarrard on Thursday, Aug 2, 2018

    ABA member stores can place their orders for this year’s ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog from now until September 7 via an order form on BookWeb.org.

    Posted on Monday, Aug 6, 2018

    Booksellers are asked to share their top picks for books on photography, art, cooking, travel, and more.

    By Liz Button on Monday, Aug 6, 2018

    “All of the winners are doing their part to create a more inclusive environment and help strengthen the book industry,” said Binc Executive Director Pam French.

    By Liz Button on Monday, Aug 6, 2018

    The Bookstore Training Group of Paz & Associates will host “Owning a Bookstore: The Business Essentials,” a workshop retreat for new and prospective owners, from August 26-29 on Amelia Island in Florida.

    By Liz Button on Thursday, Aug 2, 2018

    Bookseller nominations for author James Patterson’s Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program will be accepted until September 30.

    Posted on Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018

    Ben LeRoy to head IPC; UKIP suspends three over Bookmarks incident; Ingram to distribute new clients; CBC calls for bilingual books for immigrant children; UMass partners with Tagus Press; Prelude acquires Duckworth; AAUP announces personnel changes; Women’s Media Group announces fellowship recipients; Midwest Book Award winners, Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction shortlist announced

    By Liz Button on Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018
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    Advocacy logo
    By Maria Peroni on Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018

    The groups sent a letter to White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders concerning reports that the White House had barred CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins from covering a press event on July 25.

    By Maria Peroni on Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018

    On August 2, attorneys general from 11 states and the District of Columbia filed suit against the Department of Labor, challenging the Trump administration’s new Association Health Plan rule.

    By Maria Peroni on Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018

    The hearing included remarks and testimony from retailers, advocates for tax reform and for small business, and legislators.

    IndieCommerce Sample Site
    Posted on Thursday, Aug 2, 2018

    The latest IndieCommunication e-newsletter features news about updated themes for IndieCommerce sites and ABA’s partnership with Eventbrite.

    By Emily Behnke on Monday, Aug 6, 2018

    At Children’s Institute, a panel of indie bookstore owners shared what they wished they had known before opening their stores.

    By Emily Behnke on Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018

    “Lemmy is an avid reader,” according to Scholastic’s Nikki Mutch, who told BTW about Lemmy’s adventures. “If you leave him in the store overnight, you might find a pile of books next to a comfy chair the next morning.”

    By Liz Button on Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018

    The California store dedicated the month of July to highlighting women in the workplace, with a specific focus on the unique leadership and community-building strength of women business owners.

    By Emily Behnke on Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018

    BrocheAroe Fabian, owner of River Dog Book Co., discussed bookselling, bookmobiles, and book clubs with Bookselling This Week

    Posted on Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018

    Muddy Water Bookstore opens; MacIntosh Books and Paper opens spin-off location; The Book Table expands; A Book for All Seasons, Busboys and Poets 5th & K relocate; Lit. on Fire Used Books named best small business in Peoria; and more.

    Title: Around Indies
    Winter Institute 14 logo
    By Sydney Jarrard on Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018

    Registration for Winter Institute 14, to be held January 22–25 in Albuquerque, will open on Wednesday, September 19, but to help booksellers plan their travel, the schedule will go live a week prior.

    By Liz Button on Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018

    ABA member bookstores are encouraged to sign up for Booklove and Indie Vault, two programs from Ingram Content Group that provide exclusive benefits for indie booksellers.

    By Sydney Jarrard on Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018

    Kelly Estep, soon-to-be co-owner of Carmichael’s Bookstore in Louisville, Kentucky, talks about her early experiences working in a bookstore, her goals as an ABA Board member, what she’s reading now, and more.

    By Sydney Jarrard on Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018

    Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were up by 5.3 percent in June 2018 compared to June 2017, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census. As of August 6, the year-to-date sales among ABA member stores, as reported to the weekly Indie Bestseller Lists, are up approximately 5 percent over 2017.

    Posted on Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018

    The Great American Read announces top 40 titles so far; CBC creates activity kit; Bala Kids to debut in spring 2019; V.S. Naipaul dies; Cheryl A. Young leaving MacDowell Colony; Todd McGarity promoted at Hachette; Dayton Literary Peace Prize finalists, American Book Awards winners, and Nichols Schaffner Award for Music in Literature winners announced

    Banned Books Week logo
    By Maria Peroni on Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018

    The Banned Books Week Coalition has created new resources to help booksellers promote this year’s annual celebration of the freedom to read, to be September 23–29.

    NPD logo
    By Liz Button on Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018

    Booksellers can sign up on BookWeb.org to take part in ABA’s August 23 webinar, to be led by David Walter, executive director of NPD Books at The NPD Group.

    By Liz Button on Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018

    Bookstores that have developed programming focused on amplifying women’s and other minority voices are invited to reach out to ABA Education Manager Lisa Winn to possibly collaborate on future ABA education.

    By Emily Behnke on Monday, Aug 13, 2018

    Panelists from three publishing houses discussed brainstorming ideas for cover art, creating line looks across multiple books in a series, trends in cover creation, and more.

    By Emily Behnke on Monday, Aug 13, 2018

    The online roundtables, held every other Thursday, offer booksellers a chance to discuss marketing topics with fellow booksellers, from affiliate marketing to social media to customer engagement.

    Posted on Thursday, Aug 9, 2018

    PartnerShip, an ABA business service affinity partner, has some tips for bookstores on choosing the correct size for packages.

    Fall Kids' Indie Next List logo
    Posted on Thursday, Aug 9, 2018

    Here is a preview of the 52 titles on the Fall 2018 Kids’ Indie Next List flier, arriving at stores in the upcoming Children’s White Box.

    By Emily Behnke on Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018

    “In her follow-up of sorts to Raymie Nightingale, Kate DiCamillo tells the story of Louisiana, Raymie’s friend who has spent her life on the run,” said Diane Capriola of Little Shop of Stories

    By Liz Button on Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018

    Booksellers are invited to submit their title nominations for the top adult and children’s gift books of 2018 across several gift book categories.

    Posted on Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018

    The American Booksellers Association’s specialty bestseller lists provide a current snapshot of what’s selling in indie bookstores nationwide.

    Jackson Brown at Eagle Eye Books
    By Sydney Jarrard on Thursday, Aug 9, 2018

    Indie bookstores are home to an array of cute and cuddly animals that roam the aisles and snooze in the stacks.

    Posted on Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018

    Bronx River Books to open in New York; Run for Cover coming to San Diego; McNally Jackson heading to LaGuardia Airport; Bookie’s to grow; Johns Creek Books, House of Books and Games open; Learned Owl celebrates 50 years; Books & Books screens film; Byrd’s Books relocates; local news highlights indies stores.

    Title: Around Indies

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