Teicher hails next generation of booksellers to weather challenges ahead at BA conference

Oren Teicher, head of the American Booksellers Association, has hailed the next generation of booksellers to take on Amazon and other challenges in the years ahead as he and his UK counterpart Tim Godfray prepare to retire. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-10 11:23:53 UTC ]
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Generational shift in the Covid-challenged Bookseller 150

The Bookseller's 12th annual list of the industry's most influential people reveals a spate of pandemic heroes. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-12-03 23:15:34 UTC ]
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With Challenges Ahead, New England Booksellers Stress Resilience

In an annual meeting and town hall that touched on the many issues and challenges that booksellers face today, New England Independent Booksellers Association members took up a message of resilience and looked ahead to 2021 with good spirits in spite of it all. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-09-27 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Oswald and Angelou among booksellers' favourite poets, BA conference reveals

Booksellers have voted for their 25 favourite poetry books from the last 25 years to mark the 25th anniversary of National Poetry Day—with work by Alice Oswald and Maya Angelou making the cut. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-08 15:11:46 UTC ]
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BA exec chairman hails booksellers bucking high street trend

The executive chairman of the Booksellers Association has called for positivity in the year ahead as he says booksellers are bucking the trend of high street closures.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-01-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Godfray hails bookselling entrepreneurship in 'challenging' year

The Booksellers Association chief executive Tim Godfray has said it has been "really heartening" to see the creativity and entrepreneurship of booksellers in 2015, with industry sales figures bucking the high street footfall trends. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-12-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BA launches action group to improve diversity in bookselling

The Booksellers Association is launching an Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Action Group, as part of its work to improve diversity within bookselling and the wider trade. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-05-10 15:18:27 UTC ]
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Obama hails booksellers as he kicks off ABA Winter Institute

Barack Obama kicked off the American Booksellers Association (ABA) Winter Institute yesterday (18th February) by thanking bookstores for their work in passing on knowledge. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-19 01:43:57 UTC ]
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BA and Bookshop.org respond to bookseller criticism

The Booksellers Association and Bookshop.org have responded to criticism following the launch of the online website in the UK in November. The criticism, which is focused on how effective the website will be at supporting independent bookshops and the BA's role in facilitating the launch, came... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-12-04 19:10:54 UTC ]
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BA Conference moves to September 2021

The next Booksellers Association Conference and Gardners Trade Show will take place on 12th and 13th September 2021 at Jurys Inn Hotel and Conference Centre, Hinckley Island. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-16 18:10:40 UTC ]
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After Digital Conferences, Booksellers See Hybrid Future

Following the recent slate of virtual regional bookseller conferences, both organizers and participants anticipate that in-person gatherings will make a return someday and will be part of a hybrid model that includes enhanced virtual programming. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-10-22 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Mountains & Plains Booksellers Conference Kicks Off with Children's Authors

The Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association's virtual trade show, FallCon, kicked off Thursday morning with a group of children's and YA book authors demonstrating the magic that storytelling holds. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-10-09 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Biddulph outlines #DrawWithRob success at Bookseller Children’s Conference

​Rob Biddulph has said he was “overwhelmed” by the response to the online #DrawWithRob drawing lessons he ran during lockdown.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-30 21:07:16 UTC ]
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Erskine advises on marketing to children at Bookseller Children's Conference

Companies need to ensure their brands come across as useful, direct and friendly if they want to appeal to children, according to James Erskine, m.d. of specialist marketing agency Rocket.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-30 19:09:45 UTC ]
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Booksellers Talk Lost Books, Sex, and Good Business at NAIBA/SIBA Conference

In packed workshop sessions and thematic buzz panels, booksellers and editors were able to rekindle much of the educational reason for attending—and some of the interpersonal reasons as well. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-09-23 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Kids' Books at the Forefront of Combined Regional Bookselling Conference

Billed as "New Voices New Rooms," the combined regional fall conference of the New Atlantic Booksellers Association and Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance kicked off on September 21 with an emphasis on children’s books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-09-22 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Combined Regional Bookseller Conference Draws a (Digital) Crowd

In a partnership that may turn out to be a rare, notable success during the pandemic, the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association and the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance saw their five-day combined conference kick off on Monday with high attendance. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-09-22 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Barbara Marcus to headline Bookseller Children’s Conference

Barbara Marcus, president and publisher of Random House Children’s Books in the US, will headline this year’s Bookseller Children’s Conference, alongside speakers from World Book Day, Cocoa Girl and authors Andy Griffiths and Katherine Rundell.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-09 20:51:08 UTC ]
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BA launches #ChooseBookshops video ahead of bumper autumn

The Booksellers Association has released a video encouraging the public to visit bookshops, as the industry prepares for spate of "super Thursdays" this autumn.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-28 00:25:22 UTC ]
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BA Conference and Gardners Trade Show postponed to 2021

The annual Booksellers Association Conference and Gardners Trade Show is to be postponed until spring 2021. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-22 12:00:16 UTC ]
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