Friday, September 23, 2011

ABA Bookselling This Week - Highlights

James Patterson to Give Away $70,000 in Gift Certificates Redeemable at IndieBound Stores
James Patterson has announced the launch of the second annual College Book Bucks program supporting college-bound high school seniors. The 230 contest winners will receive gift certificates ranging from $250 to $1,000 apiece for use at any IndieBound bookstore. (Read more...)
Banned Books Week Auction Enters Final Week
With the start of Banned Books Week on Saturday, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression’s auction of original children’s book art will enter its final week on eBay. (Read more...
Farley’s Bookshop Goes Big With Small Presses
A consignment arrangement with small presses has enabled Farley’s Bookshop in New Hope, Pennsylvania, to build a deeper inventory selection that has grown customer interest and the store’s bottom line.(Read more...)
Bookstores Find Ways to Monetize Events
To counter the increasing number of customers who come to events after purchasing the featured book elsewhere, some booksellers are creating alternative ways to ensure a profit. (Read more...)
Around Indies
New owners update Linden Tree; Horizon Books celebrates 50 years; Watchung Booksellers is 20; Hockessin Book Shelf turns 10; Two Madison bookstores to merge; Bodhi Tree finds new owners (Read more...)
Mitchell Kaplan to be honored at National Book Awards ceremony; Poll finds one in six Americans likely to purchase e-readers; Workshop draws prospective bookseller from across the U.S.; Sourcebooks forms education division (Read more...

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