Candlewick Press Announces New Store Opening Policy for Independent Bookstores

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Candlewick Press logoEffective immediately, U.S. independent booksellers who are opening new stores or expanding to additional locations are eligible for special discounts, dating, and co-op terms on all books published by Candlewick Press and its imprint lines. 

“Candlewick is committed to supporting the growth of new independent bookstores in any way we can, and we’re heartened to see the healthy number of start-ups and existing stores opening new locations in recent months,” said Elise Supovitz, executive director of independent retail sales.  

Booksellers can read about the new policy under Candlewick’s listing in the American Booksellers Association’s Book Buyer’s Handbook. For more information, booksellers should e-mail Elise Supovitz or contact their local sales representative.

Booksellers are also invited to visit the “Publisher Offers for New Stores” page in the Book Buyer’s Handbook for details on other publisher programs that support new stores opening in the indie channel. The handbook currently contains details about programs from the following publishers:

  • Hachette Book Group — 2017 New Store Opening Offer
  • HarperCollins — New Bookstore Development Program
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt — New Store Opening Offer
  • Macmillan — New U.S. Retail Book Store Opening Policy
  • Simon & Schuster — New Store Opening Promotion

A username and password are required to access the handbook; booksellers who need login information can e-mail [email protected].

Other publishers are encouraged to contact ABA Senior Program Officer Joy Dallanegra-Sanger to share details about new store support programs so that they, too, can be included in ABA’s Book Buyer’s Handbook.