News - Bookselling

Balloting Underway to Elect ABA Officers and Directors

Last Friday, March 29, all ABA Regular Bookstore members were e-mailed an electronic ballot for the 2013 election of American Booksellers Association officers and directors. In order to be counted, ballots must be cast by April 30, 2013.

Victory: New York Appeals Court Affirms State’s Sales Tax Fairness Law

On Thursday, March 28, the New York State Court of Appeals ruled 4-1 in favor of the state’s sales tax fairness law, dismissing arguments made by and that the law was unconstitutional.

A Conversation With Macmillan CEO John Sargent to Open Bookselling Today & ABA Education at BEA

John Sargent, Macmillan CEO, will be the featured speaker at the opening plenary session, kicking off Bookselling Today & ABA Education at BEA on Wednesday, May 29. He will be joined by ABA President Becky Anderson for a discussion about the challenges facing the book industry.

ABA Unveils Educational Program for BEA

Here’s a first look at the schedule of ABA educational programming at BookExpo America 2013. The free program is aimed toward ABA bookstore and provisional members but is open to all BEA attendees.

Around Indies

Bookstore owners honored for giving back; Water Street named Business of the Year

BTW News Briefs

New York Times editorial favors sales tax fairness; free bookseller subscription to ForeWord Reviews; European Union to approve Penguin, Random House merger; France budgets for bookstore assistance

New & Ongoing E-Book Promotions

Three e-book promotions were recently added to the IndieCommerce Publisher Promotions page. Categories include gardening, farm-to-table cooking, and the relationships between mothers and children.

Discount to PEN World Voices Festival Available for Promotion to Indie Customers

The Ninth Annual PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature will take place April 29 – May 5, in New York City. Through a partnership with the ABA, PEN is providing a promo code that will allow ABA bookstore members to offer their customers tickets at 20 percent off the regular price.

Jewelers of America and ABA Visit Capitol Hill in Support of Sales Tax Fairness

On Tuesday, March 19, in advance of the Senate’s landslide vote in favor of sales tax fairness, ABA joined with Jewelers of America to meet with key U.S. senators and representatives in Washington, D.C., in support of the Marketplace Fairness Act (S.336/H.R.684).

Reservations Open for 2013 Celebration of Bookselling Luncheon

ABA’s 2013 Celebration of Bookselling and Author Awards Luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 30, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. at the Javits Convention Center during BEA. Reservations are free and limited to two booksellers from each ABA member company.

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