New COVID-Related Publisher Offers and Updates Available in Book Buyer’s Handbook

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The American Booksellers Association’s Book Buyer’s Handbook is a key resource for publisher offers and updates related to the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), including new offers from Scholastic and Hachette Book Group.

The Book Buyer’s Handbook homepage can be found at or under the Quick Links heading at the bottom of BookWeb. To provide quick access, the handbook homepage features a link to special offers and policies related to COVID-19 from publishers and wholesalers.

In addition, the Coronavirus Resources for Booksellers page on features more special offers from publishers, wholesalers, and vendors. Booksellers are encouraged to review the offers listed in both places.

ABA is in ongoing conversation with publishers, wholesalers, and vendors lobbying for support for members, but booksellers are strongly encouraged to contact their reps with individual requests. Publishers are asked to contact ABA CEO Allison Hill to share details about support they can offer; additionally, booksellers are invited to contact Hill with requests for the type of support that would be most helpful and ABA will relay that to publishers.

Booksellers and publishers with questions about the Book Buyer’s Handbook can reach out directly to ABA Book Data Assistant Alison Larkin.

Booksellers need to be signed in to to access the Handbook. A username and password are required; email [email protected] for login details.