Booksellers can now add a digital version of the 2018 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog, which is landing in stores this month, to their websites.
Interested IndieCommerce and IndieLite stores can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to have the IndieCommerce team integrate the catalog into their websites. The digital catalog is mobile-friendly and can be seamlessly integrated by IndieCommerce staff; no work is necessary on the store’s end.
Non-IndieCommerce and non-IndieLite stores can also e-mail email@example.com to receive a folder containing all of the assets necessary to host the catalog. Booksellers can share that folder with their website host, who can integrate the catalog into the store’s site without purchasing options. To connect the catalog to an e-commerce platform, booksellers will need to work with a website developer to create code that will point the titles to their e-commerce site.
The annual print catalog is a full-color, 20-page consumer circular featuring more than 200 frontlist and backlist titles for children and teens, all suggested by ABA member booksellers; it also carries no fourth-quarter/holiday branding so booksellers can use it throughout the year. This year’s catalog cover features new art from Ryan T. Higgins, the author of Mother Bruce, Hotel Bruce, and We Don’t Eat Our Classmates (all Disney-Hyperion).
Members of the ABC Children’s Group at ABA were automatically shipped 250 free print catalogs with no imprinting, and non-ABC stores that have opted to receive the Children’s White Box mailing will automatically receive 20 free catalogs with no imprinting in the Winter White Box. Stores can join the ABC Children’s Group at ABA here.
Booksellers have the option to supplement their supplies with extra stock by placing an order via the 2018 online order form, while supplies last. Additional catalogs are packaged in quantities of 200 per carton. The per-carton price is $10 for members of the ABC Children’s Group and $14 for all other ABA member stores; shipping is included. Questions about catalog orders can be addressed to ABC Group Manager Gen de Botton.
Booksellers can access a folder on Bookweb.org that contains a low-resolution PDF of the 2018 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog, a PDF of the customer title order form, and a spreadsheet of the 2018 titles and ISBNs. Booksellers can also visit Edelweiss to browse the titles.