Industry News

22 Sep

PartnerShip Announces Improved FedEx Discounts for ABA Members

Through the ABA shipping program with PartnerShip, stores can save 50 percent on FedEx Express and 30 percent on FedEx Ground. 

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22 Sep
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PRH Launches “The Conversation” to Sustain Antiracist Engagement, Collaboration, and Action

Penguin Random House has announced the launch of a new website to support families, educators, communities, organizations, and readers who are working to combat racism and end racial inequities in our daily lives.

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16 Sep

ABA Board of Directors Announces Newly Appointed Booksellers

After ABA bookstore members voted to change the association bylaws, the ABA Nominating Committee put out a call for two Black booksellers to join the Board of Directors. Today, the board announces the results.

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16 Sep
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16 Sep
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B&N CEO James Daunt Delivers Keynote at BISG Annual Meeting

Barnes & Noble CEO James Daunt appeared in conversation with Book Industry Study Group Executive Director Brian O’Leary to discuss the future of B&N and bookselling in general during the BISG virtual annual meeting.

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15 Sep

The Booker Prize Announces Shortlist

The winner will be announced in November and will receive £50,000 (about $64,365).

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14 Sep

Binc Offers Help for Booksellers Affected by Wildfires

The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation may be able to help owners or employees with personal household expenses related to the wildfires in the western United States. 

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09 Sep
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E-commerce Update: End-of-Summer Online Sales Decline

Fewer people were online for the three-day holiday weekend when compared to the previous week. 

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09 Sep

Sign Up to Send the Indie Next List E-Newsletter to Your Customers

The September Indie Next List e-newsletter, featuring the month’s 20 titles with bookseller quotes in addition to a Q&A with the #1 pick, was sent to more than 694,000 customers at 180 ABA member stores.

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08 Sep

Watch Independent Bookstore Day Author Events Anytime

Booksellers can share with customers recordings of all of the author events that took place on Independent Bookstore Day, August 29.

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08 Sep
Independent Bookstore Day, August 29, 2020

Independent Bookstore Day Survey Responses Due September 10

ABA is asking the 600+ bookstores that participated in Independent Bookstore Day on August 29 to share feedback about the event.

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02 Sep

Booksellers Celebrate Virtually, In-Person for Sixth Annual Independent Bookstore Day

Stores used this Independent Bookstore Day to celebrate community and a love of reading both in-person and online. 

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02 Sep

Independent Bookstore Day Boosts Online Sales by 30 Percent

On Saturday, August 29, online sales were up more 30 percent over the previous Saturday, resulting in a sales revenue increase of 19.6 percent for the week ending September 1.

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01 Sep
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Booksellers: Prepare for Health Insurance Open Enrollment This Fall

The offering with LIG Solutions will allow ABA members to gain access to LIG’s extensive knowledge of the health insurance market, which will help members navigate insurance options.

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31 Aug

Regional Bookselling Associations to Present Keynote Event With Rev. Al Sharpton

Booksellers are invited to join in on Tuesday, September 15, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET as Sharpton presents his book Rise Up: Confronting a Country at the Crossroads.

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