Please note: ABA does not gather sales or other statistics regarding the industry as a whole. For other questions, email media contact Dan Cullen.
Also see For the Record: Across the Country – Indie Bookstores are Vital and Healthy
American Booksellers Association and Libro.fm Partner for Sale of Digital Audiobooks Through Independent Bookstores (November 9, 2016)
The American Booksellers Association, the national trade group for independent bookstores, and Libro.fm, the digital audiobook provider, have announced a marketing partnership coupled with the integration of Libro.fm with hundreds of ABA’s IndieCommerce platform websites, enabling the convenient purchase of digital audiobooks. Customers now have an option to purchase digital audiobooks – as well as print and ebooks – while supporting their local, independent bookstore, and as an alternative to Amazon’s Audible.com.
Independent Bookstores in Seven Cities to Host Banned Books Week Events on Same Night (September 21, 2016)
American Booksellers for Free Expression (ABFE), a project of the American Booksellers Association, has announced that seven independent bookstores will participate in “A Night of Silenced Voices” on Tuesday, September 27, to celebrate diversity and honor freedom of expression during this year’s Banned Books Week (September 25–October 1).
Banned Books Week Event Photo
Lena Dunham Named Spokesperson for Indies First (September 14, 2016)
The American Booksellers Association is pleased to announce Lena Dunham as the 2016 official spokesperson for Indies First, a national campaign of activities and events in support of independent bookstores that takes place on Small Business Saturday, the weekend after Thanksgiving.
American Booksellers, Publishers and Librarians Praise Hong Kong Bookseller (June 18, 2016)
The American Booksellers Association, the Association of American Publishers and the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom today praised Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kee for revealing details of his illegal imprisonment by Chinese authorities and for refusing to identify customers in China who purchased books that are critical of Chinese officials.
Cheryl Strayed Announced as 2015 Indies First Spokesperson (September 16, 2015)
The American Booksellers Association is pleased to announce Cheryl Strayed, the bestselling author of Wild, Tiny Beautiful Things, Torch, and the forthcoming Brave Enough, as this year's official spokesperson for Indies First, a national campaign of activities and events in support of independent bookstores.
Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer Call for Support of Independent Bookstores Through “Indies First” Campaign (September 26, 2014)
The American Booksellers Association (ABA) announced yesterday that bestselling author Neil Gaiman and musician and soon-to-be-published author Amanda Palmer will be volunteer spokespeople for the Indies First campaign during the 2014 holiday season.
ABA CEO and Board Named PW Person of the Year (November 26, 2013)
Publishers Weekly announced today that American Booksellers Association CEO Oren Teicher and the ABA Board have been chosen as PW’s Person of the Year for 2013.
Indie Booksellers Stand Tall on Small Business Saturday (November 19, 2013)
Thousands of authors and booksellers working together as part of author Sherman Alexie’s “Indies First” program
Kobo and Independent Bookstores Join Forces to Expand eReading Across the U.S. (August 29, 2012)
Kobo Technology Powers eBooks and eReaders for Local Bookstores
2012 Indies Choice and E.B. White Book Award Winners Announced (April, 2012)
American Booksellers Association Awards Honor Indie Bookseller Favorites
Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize Shortlist (January 31, 2012)
The Center for Fiction and ABA Partner
Strong Holiday Sales for Independent Bookstores (December 8, 2011)
Indies Defy Conventional Wisdom as Sales and Locations Continue to Increase
New Mobile Reading App Launches for E-Books Sold at Independent Bookstore Websites (December 1, 2011)
Indiebound Reader for Android First Dedicated Reading App for Independent Booksellers
ABA Hails Governor Quinn for His Support of Main Street Retailers in Signing Affiliate Nexus Bill into Law (March 10, 2011)
Following Illinois Governor Pat Quinn's signing today of sales tax fairness legislation, ABA strongly praised the governor's leadership role in helping to ensure that Main Street businesses continue as engines of innovation, growth, and job creation.