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    Booksellers Band Together as Firefighters Continue to Battle Wildfires

    Booksellers in Northern California’s wine country and beyond have banded together to help others who have been affected by the wildfires that continue to ravage Sonoma and Napa counties.

    BTW News Briefs

    California governor signs collectibles fix into law; Book Riot announces contest; President Bill Clinton to present at National Book Awards; Brian Napack named Wiley CEO; Black Dog & Leventhal founder leaving; Consortium adds five publishers; HMH makes leadership changes; Ingram expands into Spain; Bookselling Without Borders to expand; Lincoln in the Bardo wins 2017 Man Booker Prize

    Macmillan to Offer Expedited Shipping for Holiday Season

    Macmillan Publishers will be implementing expedited shipping for independent retailers’ reorders placed between November 3, 2017, and January 16, 2018.

    NCIBA Show to Feature Maximizing Backlist Education Session & IndieCommerce One-on-Ones

    At the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association’s Fall Discovery show, October 19–20, ABA will present new educational programming and staff will meet with booksellers on the trade show floor.

    Recommended for Indies First: More University Press Titles Ideal for General-Interest Stores

    To demonstrate the wide range of titles available, indie booksellers and publishers have provided recommendations for a number of books from the university presses offering specials for Indies First.

    Booksellers Take Shelter as Wildfires Rage in Northern California

    The wildfires currently ravaging Northern California have destroyed thousands of homes and businesses and resulted in at least 17 deaths so far.

    An Update About the Winter Institute 13 Hotel

    Booksellers are asked to make all Winter Institute hotel reservations and waitlist requests through ConferenceDirect; ABA cannot guarantee that other booking companies that may contact booksellers are legitimate.

    BTW News Briefs

    B&T’s Global Publisher Services adds publishers; Ripped Bodice reports lack of diversity in romance publishing; Ingram adds new publishers to CoreSource; Changes for Media Coalition board of directors; Kazuo Ishiguro wins 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature

    Jessica Townsend on Autumn Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “Nevermoor”

    Independent booksellers across the nation have chosen Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow as a top pick for the Autumn 2017 Kids’ Indie Next List.

    Booksellers: Get Ready for Indies First

    There are many ways for indie booksellers to promote and participate in Indies First on Small Business Saturday, the annual celebration of independent bookstores taking place this year on November 25.

    Wi13 Advanced Education to Focus on Succession Planning, Capitalizing on Strengths

    Booksellers can sign up now for the Wi13 Advanced Education Sessions for store owners and managers, which are designed for in-depth exploration among peers about management and operational concerns.

    Sign Up Now for Winter Institute Bus Tours

    Among the Winter Institute programming taking place on January 22, the Yoknapatawpha County/Square Books bus tour has just a few seats left, and the Mississippi Delta/Turnrow Books tour is sold out.

    Booksellers Invited to ABA Programming at Heartland, MPIBA Shows

    Between October 11 and 14, ABA staff will be at the Heartland Fall Forum, a combined show of the Great Lakes and Midwest regional associations, and the Mountains & Plains Fall Discovery Show.

    BTW News Briefs

    PubforPR auction; Amazon to pay €250m in back taxes; B&T forms distribution group; PRH acquires Sasquatch Books; S&S signs agreement with Oni Press; DK to sell Rough Guides to APA; Personnel changes at NetGalley; Follett starting school book fair business; Thurber Prize, Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Voice of the Heartland Award, Phoenix Award winners announced

     

    Recommended for Indies First: University Press Titles Suitable for Any Bookstore

    To give booksellers an idea of the wide range of titles published by university presses, indie booksellers and publishers have shared their favorites from university presses offering specials for Indies First on Small Business Saturday.

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