Photo: Marion Ettlinger
On Tuesday, May 22, BookSense.com officially launched a functionality that provides consumers with the option of purchasing eBooks through participating stores' websites. The eBooks, which are downloaded to the consumer's computer and/or handheld device, are accessible through all BookSense.com templated websites. Ingram Digital Ventures will fulfill eBook orders in three formats -- Palm OS, Adobe, and Microsoft Reader.
The June Book Sense Notables flier is now available in a downloadable PDF on BookWeb.org. The flier includes jacket images, bibliographic information, and bookseller quotes.
Award-winning author Ann S. Martin recently chatted online with dozens of her fans in a web event hosted by BookSense.com. In an hour-long, casual back-and-forth format, Martin answered questions about Welcome to Camden Falls (Scholastic), the first title in her new Main Street series, as well as about previous titles and her life as an author.
The deadlines for reporting sales to the Book Sense Bestseller List next week remain unchanged; the deadlines will not be extended for the Memorial Day holiday.
"It is crucially important for all booksellers to report as they usually do," said Associate Book Sense Marketing Director Meg Smith," as next week's list will be featured at BookExpo America."
If books can change hearts and minds, then inside a book is a perfect place to raise awareness about global poverty. The national campaign One Shared World is hoping that ABA members will spread its powerful message of education, connection, and action to help the world's poorest people by giving customers a specially designed bookmark.
The Summer 2007 Book Sense Children's Picks List is now available for preview. Independent bookstores with Book Sense will receive this list with the Children's-specific White Box mailing, currently on its way to stores.
Brownstone Books, in Brooklyn's diverse Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, was founded in July of 2000, by Crystal Bobb-Semple, a trained urban planner. It was that training and memories of living in Bed-Stuy as child that led Bobb-Semple to open the 700-square-foot general bookstore in the area's Stuyvesant Heights Historic District.
For the eight-week period ending May 15, 2007, and based on sales in independent bookstores with Book Sense nationwide.
Past Category Bestseller lists are available on ABA's trade website, BookWeb.org.
Attention Media : Contact Meg Smith at [email protected] for reprint guidelines for your newspaper or magazine.
New this year, ABA's Book Sense Lounge (Room 1E07/1E08 of the Javits Convention Center) will feature an extended author autographing schedule -- from Friday through Sunday -- and the BookSense.com/American Heritage Dictionary "Define-A-Thon" on Saturday.
Two more authors recently joined the roster of independents' handselling favorites autographing in the lounge exclusively for ABA members: Robert Sabuda (Winter in White, S&S Children's) and Anita Amirrizvani (The Blood of Flowers, Little, Brown).
The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.
Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.