ABA member stores can place their orders for this year’s ABC Best Books for Children Catalog from now until September 1 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 50 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 $20 for ABC Group members and $30 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 ABA Industry Relations Assistant Carolyn Bennett via e-mail or at (800) 637-0037, ext. 6645. ABA members interested in joining the ABC Group should contact Membership Relations Manager Kaitlin Pitcher via e-mail or at (800) 637-0037, ext. 6666.
The full-color, 20-page consumer circular is slated to be in stores in early October. It will feature more than 250 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 artwork by Judy Schachner from her new book, Skippyjon Jones: Class Action (Dutton Children’s Books).