Specialty Bookselling

    Nominations Sought for 2017 WNBA Pannell Award

    Nominations are being accepted for the WNBA Pannell Award, which honors bookstores that demonstrate exceptional creativity in fostering a love of reading and books in children and young adults.

    Wi12 Education: Take Your Show on the Road — Managing Large-Scale Events

    The Winter Institute education session “Take Your Show on the Road: Managing Large-Scale Events” offered booksellers a range of strategies for managing large off-site events.

    Small Press Profile: AdventureKEEN

    AdventureKEEN publishes travel guides, nature and animal books, and regional guides for hiking, paddling, cycling, and camping aimed at readers interested in exploring the natural world.

    Sign Up Now: Ci5 Advanced Education Session, IndieCommerce One-on-Ones

    With Children’s Institute just two weeks away, booksellers should sign up now if they plan to take part in the Advanced Education Session or meet with an IndieCommerce representative.

    ABA Institutes App Now Features 2017 Children’s Institute

    Registrants for the ABC Children’s Institute, which kicks off on April 5, can now access the Children’s Institute event listing in the ABA Institutes app.

    Wi12 Education: ABC Presents — Starting a Children’s Book Festival

    Here are tips for planning kids’ book festivals, including teaming with area organizations, developing programming, and handling ticketing and on-site sales, as shared by bookseller panelists at Wi12.

    Children’s Institute Publisher Consultations to Feature Six Indie Publishers

    Representatives from six small presses will be on hand to discuss upcoming titles and share finished books and advance copies with booksellers at the April 7 Publisher Consultations at Ci5.

    The Indie Comics & Graphic Works Bestseller List

    Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending March 19, 2017.

    Ci5 Consultation Station to Feature 14 Business Service Providers

    The Consultation Station at Children’s Institute will feature representatives from ABA’s affiliated business solution partners, POS vendors, and other service providers.

    AdventureKEEN Becomes Binc’s First Publisher Promotion Partner

    Through a new initiative, SHOP LOCAL, LIVE LOCAL, AdventureKEEN will donate 100 percent of profits from the sale of its titles at independent bookstores this June to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation.

    When It Comes to Kids’ Books, What Is Old Is New Again

    Here, BookScan analysts Kristen McLean and Allison Risbridger of NPD Book share a preview of findings on the children’s book market, which will be presented in full next month at Children’s Institute.

    March 24 Deadline to Register for Children’s Institute Advanced Education Session

    Children’s Institute registrants interested in attending the advanced education session “Idea Exchange for Owners and Managers” should register now.

    Calling All Ci5 Attendees: Share Your Backlist Book Swap Pick Now

    All Children’s Institute attendees planning to participate in the Backlist Book Swap Party on opening night, April 5, should let ABA know what kids’ book they’ll be swapping. 

    Rachel Ignotofsky to Speak at Ci5 on Empowering Young Girls

    Rachel Ignotofsky, author of Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World, will deliver the closing keynote at next month’s Children’s Institute.

    Registration Underway for Advanced Education Session at Children’s Institute

    Booksellers can sign up now for the ABC Children’s Institute Advanced Education Session, “Idea Exchange for Owners and Managers,” and share their ideas for topics to discuss during the event.

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