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    Indies Forward Aims to Unite Young Bookselling Professionals

    Young booksellers from across the country are teaming up to launch Indies Forward, a volunteer organization dedicated to cultivating the emerging generation of leaders in bookselling. 

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    Pearson to sell stake in Penguin Random House; Maria Pallante named AAP president and CEO; Eric Nelson heads to Broadside Books; CBC releases Best STEM Books List; Publishers Lunch spring/summer Buzz Books available; Application opens for NBF Innovations in Reading Prize; USPS announces rate changes; NBCC award finalists, PEN literary awards shortlists announced

    Introducing ABA’s New Program and Development Coordinator, Jessica Stauffer

    Former bookseller Jessica Stauffer has joined ABA’s staff as program and development coordinator, responsible for supporting all publisher-related programs and initiatives.

    Bulk of U.S. Population Resides in States With Level Playing Field

    ABA’s recently updated E-Fairness Map provides visual proof that a majority of states are taking strides to level the playing field for Main Street retailers.

    Advanced Education Session to Teach the Art of “Managing Managers”

    At the Wi12 advanced education session “Managing Managers,” Business Women’s Circle CEO Lani Basa will discuss the key components of an effective owner/manager relationship.

    Libro.fm Offers “Great Books on Sale” Promotion

    Through March 31, ABA member stores that are selling digital audiobooks in partnership with Libro.fm can offer their customers more than 30 bestselling audiobooks for less than $10 each.

    14 Publishers Ready for Consultations With Booksellers at Winter Institute

    Fourteen mostly small- and mid-size companies will have a representative available for face-to-face conversations with booksellers on Monday afternoon, January 30, at Winter Institute 12.

    Binc Foundation Opens Application for 2017 Higher Education Scholarships

    The Book Industry Charitable Foundation is accepting applications for its 2017 higher education scholarship program for booksellers and their dependents from now through March 6, 2017.

    Registration Underway for 2017 ABC Children’s Institute

    Registration for the fifth ABC Children’s Institute opened last Wednesday, January 11. Space is limited, and there is a maximum of five registrants per ABA member business.

    Paul Currie, CEO of U.K.’s Foyles Bookshop, to Speak at Winter Institute on Future of Retail

    Paul Currie, CEO of the U.K.’s iconic Foyles Bookshop, will give a featured talk at Winter Institute 12 in Minneapolis entitled “Retail of the Future.”

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in November

    Retail sales at bookstores were up by 1.5 percent in November 2016 compared to November 2015, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

    BTW News Briefs

    CBC announces ABA institutes scholarship winners; NAIBA renames Sales Rep of the Year Award in honor of Kristin Keith; NBF launches mission to eradicate “book deserts”; WWA seeks entries for Independent Booksellers Western Book Display Contest; PNBA book award winners and Story Prize finalists announced.

    ABFE Seeks Book Recommendations for Open Discussion Project

    ABFE’s Open Discussion Project aims to help booksellers bring Americans together to discuss issues that deeply divide us. As a first step, ABFE is seeking booksellers to help curate topical reading lists.

    App Available to Enhance Winter Institute 12 Experience

    All Wi12 attendees are encouraged to download the ABA Institutes app, which allows users to see the full event program, create personal schedules, contact other participants, and more.

    Bookmark Features New York Times’ 10 Best Books of 2016

    The January Red Box, mailing to stores this week, will include a packet of 25 bookmarks featuring The New York Times Book Review’s picks for the 10 Best Books of 2016.

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