ABA member stores can place their orders for this year’s ABC Best Books for Children Catalog from now until August 20 via an online order form on BookWeb.org. Members of the ABC Children’s Group at ABA (ABC Group) will automatically receive 250 free catalogs with no imprinting; all other ABA member stores will automatically receive 20 free catalogs with no imprinting. The online order form is for purchasing additional catalogs, either imprinted or plain.
Additional catalogs are available in units of 500 copies. The cost for each additional 500-unit is $25 for ABC Group members and $35 for non-members, shipping included. The plate cost for imprinting, if desired, is $75 for ABC Group members and $125 for non-members. (Full details are available on the order form.)
Orders up to 5,000 copies may be placed via the online form. For larger orders, stores should contact ABC Group Manager Shannon O’Connor via e-mail or at (800) 637-0037, ext. 7551. ABA members interested in joining the ABC Group should contact Member Relationship Manager Catherine Cusick via e-mail or at (800) 637-0037, ext. 7566.
The full-color, 20-page consumer circular is slated to be in stores in early October. It will feature more around 200 fully vetted frontlist and backlist titles, including award winners and critically acclaimed titles, all suggested by ABA member booksellers. The catalog carries no fourth quarter branding so booksellers can use it throughout the year. The catalog cover, which was chosen by the ABC Advisory Council, features an illustration from Tracey Campbell Pearson’s Elephant’s Story, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers, a division of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.