Diversity & Inclusion

09 May

ABA to Present Four Education Sessions at BookExpo 2017

ABA education at BookExpo 2017 will feature sessions on hiring for diversity, selling controversial books, and migrating to Edelweiss+, as well as a session for authors interested in working with indies.

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02 May

Voting Deadline for Indies Choice Book Awards Extended & an Author’s Note to ABA Members

ABA has extended the voting deadline for the Indies Choice and E.B. White Read-Aloud awards and has shared a letter from author Jacqueline Davies about a Picture Book Hall of Fame nominee.

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18 Apr

Ci5: Jason Reynolds on His Journey From Reluctant Reader to Award-Winning Author

In his breakfast keynote speech at the ABC Children’s Institute, author Jason Reynolds told booksellers how not finding his childhood experiences reflected in books shaped his journey as a writer.

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12 Apr

Ci5: Ilsa Govan on the Effect of Implicit Bias on Hiring for Diversity

Author Ilsa Govan, the co-founder of Cultures Connecting, offers tips for ensuring that implicit biases do not get in the way during the hiring process.

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12 Apr

Booksellers Celebrate Inclusivity, Diversity at Fifth Children’s Institute

The energy among booksellers, publishers, and authors at the Children’s Institute reflected enthusiasm for greater diversity in books and bookselling and a commitment to making the industry more inclusive.

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04 Apr

Macmillan Children’s Debuts Digital Toolkit for Reading Without Walls

Macmillan Children’s has assembled a digital toolkit that bookstores, schools, and libraries can use to publicize their events and promotions for this month’s Reading Without Walls challenge. 

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22 Mar

BTW News Briefs

BookExpo Author Tea lineup revealed; Reading Without Walls activity guide available; Ingram adds to leadership team; Americanah chosen for One Book, One New York; Award winners (NBCC) and finalists (Publishing Triangle; RITA) announced

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15 Mar

Small Press Profile: The New Press

The New Press, a not-for-profit publisher of books with educational, cultural, and community value, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

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13 Mar

Wi12 Education: ABFE Presents — Hot-Button Issues in Kids’ Books

At Winter Institute, a panel of booksellers and representatives from We Need Diverse Books discussed how to build a collection of diverse titles and how to respond to resistance from readers.

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01 Mar

BTW News Briefs

Transfer of Perseus Books distribution completed; PRH to publish Obamas; WNDB internship application opens; Hummingbird offers new discount program; Study finds post-millennials prefer physical stores; Amazon opens East Coast store; #FreeWordsTurkey petition presented to German government; LA Times Book Prize finalists announced 

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28 Feb

Source Booksellers Offers Curated Inventory, Events for Detroit Readers

Janet Webster Jones has grown Source Booksellers from a simple vendor table at area markets in 1989 into a beloved Detroit neighborhood institution with a strong focus on nonfiction books. 

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15 Feb

Booksellers Appointed to ABA Advisory Council, Diversity Task Force

In response to concerns expressed by booksellers at the Wi12 Town Hall, ABA has increased the number of members on its Booksellers Advisory Council and created a Diversity Task Force.

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08 Feb

Booksellers Share Remarks Prepared for Winter Institute Town Hall

Here are prepared remarks presented at the recent ABA Town Hall by Christin Evans of The Booksmith and Kepler’s and by Angela Maria Spring, most recently of Politics & Prose, together with Hannah Oliver Depp of WORD.

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07 Feb

A Letter From ABA President Betsy Burton

ABA President Betsy Burton reflects on Winter Institute 12 and booksellers’ calls for more diversity in ABA governance.

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30 Jan

Wi12 Town Hall: Booksellers Issue Call to Action on Diversity

At the Winter Institute Town Hall on Sunday, January 29, booksellers offered ideas to bring greater diversity to the independent bookselling business.

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