ABA Condemns President Trump’s Demand to Halt Publication of Wolff Book

    Lawyers for President Trump are demanding that publisher Henry Holt “cease and desist” from the publication of a new book by Michael Wolff about the president. The publisher has announced it will publish on January 5, and ABA CEO Oren Teicher has issued a statement calling the demand a “dangerous precedent” and strongly defending the publisher.

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    Independent We Stand announces Independent Retailer Month; Barnes & Noble fires CEO; EU copyright law rejected; Promotions at Random House Children’s Books; John Wiley & Sons appoints new CSO; S&S to distribute Zuiker Press; “Now Read This” Book Club chooses Pachinko for July; Golden Man Booker Prize winner announced

    The Great American Read Announces Featured Celebrities and Books for Fall Episodes

    In September, The Great American Read will continue with new episodes featuring faces such as Neil deGrasse Tyson, Venus Williams, George R.R. Martin, Jason Reynolds, Gayle King, Cynthia Nixon, and more.

    IndieCommunication: New Affinity Partner, Wish List Features, and Fulfillment Options

    The July 6 IndieCommunication e-newsletter includes information about ABA’s new partnership with Eventbrite, wish list upgrades, and an update about consumer-direct fulfillment from Ingram.

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    Illinois Marketplace Fairness Act goes into effect; Political books driving U.S. print market growth; Name changed for Laura Ingalls Wilder Award; Donald Hall dies; Macmillan’s Alison Lazarus joins Hachette; Pritzker Award winner announced

    Promote “The Great American Read” With Exclusive Offer From Baker & Taylor

    In celebration of The Great American Read, PBS’ eight-part TV series aimed at sparking a national conversation on reading, Baker & Taylor is offering indie bookstores a discount on 100 books featured on the program.

    A Deeper Look at the Supreme Court Sales Tax Ruling

    Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a South Dakota law qualifying remote retailers that have $100,000 or more in sales or 200-plus transactions in the state as having a physical presence.

    Find Waldo Local Kicks Off July 1

    The news reports are rolling in as independent businesses nationwide once again prepare for the annual shop-local event featuring Waldo.

    July Indie Next List e-Newsletter to Deliver to 491,000+ Customers

    The July Indie Next List e-newsletter, powered by Shelf Awareness, will be delivered to customers at more than 120 ABA member stores on Thursday, July 5.

    ABA Member Booksellers Help Introduce Counterpoint’s Wendell Berry Catalog

    Counterpoint Press’ dedicated Wendell Berry catalog includes introductory notes from Kris Kleindienst of Left Bank Books and Michael Boggs of Carmichael’s Bookstore.

    Booksellers Express Gratitude for James Patterson’s Holiday Bonuses

    Bookseller nominations for the program, supported by $250,000 of author James Patterson’s personal funds, will be accepted until September 30.

    BTW News Briefs

    Kid Lit creates immigration petition; Obama posts reading list; Her Body and Other Parties to become TV series; Australian Booksellers Association CEO to leave; IBC hires new executive director; Ingram signs distribution agreement with Penn Press; University of Virginia Press partners with University of Delaware Press; PRH sells Smashing Ideas; Personnel changes at Basic Books, HMH, Atria; Brooklyn Book Festival announces lineup; WNDB internship grant award, CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal, Excellence in Graphic Literature Award, International Dublin Literary Award winners announced; Center for Fiction First Novel Prize longlist announced

    ABACUS Survey Deadline Extended to July 13

    American Booksellers Association main store members now have until Friday, July 13, to submit their data for the annual ABACUS financial independent bookstore survey.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in April

    Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were down by 2.7 percent in April 2018 compared to April 2017, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census. As of June 13, the year-to-date sales among ABA member stores, as reported to the weekly Indie Bestseller Lists, are up more than 5 percent over 2017.

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    BookExpo and NYRF announce partnership; Anthony Bourdain dies; Authors Guild announces changes; Hut Landon publishes Amazon op-ed; 2018 Young Lions Fiction Award, PEN Pinter Prize, Griffin Poetry Prize, Women’s Prize for Fiction winners announced


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