Children’s Bookselling

06 Apr

ABC Children’s Group Silent Auction and Reception Reservations Open

Reservations are now being accepted for the ABC Children’s Group Silent Auction and Reception at BEA to benefit the new ABFFE Fund for Free Speech in Children’s Books. A preview of this year’s Silent Auction artwork is available online.

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31 Mar

Reservations Open for Tea With Children’s Authors

Booksellers and librarians can now reserve a spot for the Tea With Children’s Authors, to be held on Wednesday afternoon, May 25, at BookExpo America. Tickets for the event are $15 each.

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31 Mar

Booksellers Diary: Books, The Kindle Killer

This week BTW launches “Booksellers Diary,” an occasional feature of first-person accounts of bookseller’s experiences on the frontlines. The first entry is from Carol Chittenden of Eight Cousins in Falmouth, Massachusetts.

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24 Mar

Registration Opens to Speed Date Kids’ Authors and Illustrators at BEA

Registration is open to ABA member booksellers for “Speed Dating With Children’s Authors and Illustrators” at this year’s BEA.

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25 Feb

Voting Now Open for 2011 Indies Choice and E.B. White Awards

Owners and staff at all ABA member stores in good standing can now vote via electronic ballot for the 2011 Indies Choice Book Awards, and, for the first time, the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards, formerly administered by the Association of Booksellers for Children.

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10 Feb

The Children’s Book Consumer in the Digital Age: Takeaways From the ABC/Bowker Pubtrack Survey

Kristen McLean, former ABC executive director, now a consultant to ABA, offers insights and action points for booksellers based on the “The Children’s Book Consumer in the Digital Age,” a joint study by Bowker Pubtrack and ABC.

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09 Feb

With ABA Dues Renewal, A New Poster

Stores currently renewing their ABA dues will receive a new “Eat Sleep Read Local” poster. For those also signing up for the new ABA ABC Children’s Group, there’s an additional “Snack Nap Read” poster.

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11 Jan

A Look at Children’s Programming at Wi6

The Winter Institute will feature programming for children’s booksellers on Thursday, January 20, in Salon A/B.

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10 Jan

ALA Announces Caldecott and Newbery Medal Winners

On Monday, January 10, at its Midwinter Meeting in San Diego, the American Library Association announced the winners of its Caldecott and Newbery medals and other awards for the best children’s and young adult literature.

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08 Dec

The Year’s Top Sellers at Indie Bookstores Nationwide

This week, the American Booksellers Association unveils the 2010 Indie Bestsellers Lists, featuring the year’s top-selling titles at hundreds of independent bookstores across the country.

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23 Nov

ABC Booksellers Vote in Favor of Merger With ABA

In the culmination of a process that has taken nearly two years, this October the voting members of the Association of Booksellers for Children cast ballots in favor of a merger with the American Booksellers Association at a rate of more than 4-to-1.

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16 Nov

Call Goes Out for 2011 Pannell Nominations

The Women’s National Book Association is seeking nominations for the 2011 Pannell Awards, honoring bookstores in the U.S. that excel at inspiring interest in reading and creatively bringing books and young people together.

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04 Nov

BTW News Briefs

ABC publishes 2010 New Voices list; NECBA posts children’s book reviews; Trafalgar Square adds six publishers; Hachette partners with NetGalley; NPR asks booklovers what they really want

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07 Sep

ABC Invites Comments on Proposed Merger

The Association of Booksellers for Children has invited its members and other constituents to review the plan for a proposed merger with the American Booksellers Association, and to offer comments.

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18 Aug

Booksellers Prepare to Celebrate Mockingjay

Bookstores around the country will be open late on Monday night for customers who can't wait to get their hands on Mockingjay, the third book in Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy.

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