BookExpo, ABA Offer BEX Travel Grants to Indie Booksellers

BookExpo and the American Booksellers Association have partnered on a program offering indie booksellers financial support to attend the annual book industry trade show. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-02-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How a thriving indie bookseller is taking on Amazon's bricks-and-mortar insurgence

Ann Patchett reveals the route to her bestseller and how she'll battle Amazon. (Shop dogs help.) Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-10-31 20:02:20 UTC ]
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Fires and power outages plague California indie booksellers.

As the wildfire situation in California worsens—with power outages, road closures, red flag warnings, and mandatory evacuations occurring throughout the state—several independent bookstores have been forced to reduce operating hours, cancel events, and in some cases even close their doors... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-10-30 17:00:29 UTC ]
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California Indie Booksellers Contend with Fires, Power Outages

Fires at opposite ends of California's coastal region, amplified by power outages, have closed a number of indie bookstores and displaced their employees, especially those in the San Francisco Bay Area and north. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie booksellers honor Ottessa Moshfegh, Jonathan Lethem and the Natural History Museum

Southern California Independent Booksellers Association honors 2019 award winners Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-10-02 01:12:51 UTC ]
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Canada's Indie Booksellers Are Optimistic

A survey of Canadian independent booksellers by BookNet Canada found nearly three quarters felt the bookselling industry was "healthy" and 68% saw an increase in revenue from book sales in the previous year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-11 04:00:00 UTC ]
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BA launches final round of £50k diversity fund grants for booksellers

The Booksellers Association (BA) has launched the last of three rounds of Diversity & Inclusiveness Grants for its members. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-09 16:43:33 UTC ]
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Indie Booksellers Incensed as Amazon Breaks 'Testaments' Embargo

A highly anticipated new book. A broken embargo. A cluster of angry booksellers. Penguin Random House has reacted to the fact that Amazon seems to have shipped copies of Margaret Atwood's 'The Testaments' in spite of the fact that it's on-sale-date is nearly a week away. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-04 04:00:00 UTC ]
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German Bookseller Florian Valerius Is a 2020 Fellow for ABA Winter Institute

Bookselling Without Borders has given US booksellers international industry contacts, and now a retailer from Germany will be at the ABA's Winter Institute. The post German Bookseller Florian Valerius Is a 2020 Fellow for ABA Winter Institute appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-08-22 05:30:29 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2019: Indie Bookstores Grow in Number, Profits

American Booksellers Association CEO Oren Teicher addressed members at the organization's town hall and annual meeting at BookExpo, noting the ABA added 99 members last year and members increased profitability. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Scholastic Offers Indie Bookstores Special Terms

Scholastic is the latest publisher offering special terms for independent booksellers who want to transition to direct ordering in the wake of the news that Baker & Taylor's is exiting the retail wholesale business. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-21 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Indonesia LBF Market Focus offers £5k cultural grants

The National Organising Committee for Indonesia as Market Focus Country at the 2019 London Book Fair is offering grants of up to £5,000 to organisations in the UK for the purpose of staging activities or events that increase public knowledge of Indonesia via the creative sector. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ABA gained 95 indies in 2018, Winter Institute hears

The 14th American Booksellers Association’s (ABA) Winter Institute saw independent US booksellers celebrating another bumper year, with sales up 4.9% and compound growth of 7.5% over the past five years. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-01-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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HarperCollins launches £20,000 Literacy Project grants for indies

HarperCollins has pledged £20,000 in grants for independent bookshops as part of its ongoing commitment to The Literacy Project.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-01-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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WI14: Indie Booksellers and Publishers Gather in Albuquerque

Despite weather-related travel problems, 700+ indie booksellers gathered in Albuquerque to network among themselves, talk to publishers about new books, and meet authors. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-01-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indies See 2018 Sales Jump 5% with ABA Adding 95 Stores

ABA executive director Oren Teicher said sales at independent bookstores rose 5% in 2018 over 2017, helped by the addition of 95 new stores. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-01-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Introducing the new breed of indie booksellers

Natasha Onwuemezi meets four lively indies that have opened recently, all of whom put their communities at the heart of what they do. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Routledge scoops Vintage's Indie Bookseller of the Year

The winner of Vintage's Independent Bookseller of the Year award is James Routledge from Forum Books and Kids in Corbridge, Northumberland. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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SPD, CLMP Organize Indie Bookseller Small Press Support

SPD and CLMP have formed the Indie Booksellers Council, a group of 14 indie booksellers organized around boosting the sales and support of small press literary works. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-09-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Charity offers free Bookseller Children’s Conference tickets

The Book Trade Charity has announced it is sponsoring three places to The Bookseller’s Children’s Conference later this month to people who want to break into the industry. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-09-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Beacon Press Targets a Classic Title to Indie Booksellers

The publisher has created a new marketing effort that encourages indies to take a fresh look at Viktor Frankl’s 'Man’s Search for Meaning.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-08-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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