Specialty Bookselling

Kids’ Summer Reading Program Materials Now Available in Bookseller DIY

Promotional materials are now available to all ABA member stores  participating in Give Me Summer! Give Me Books! a national summer reading program for kids. Six titles tailored to children in each of three age groups — Kindergarten–Grade 2, Grades 3–5, and Grades 6–8— are featured.

Around Indies

Northshire begins hiring for Saratoga Springs branch; Reading Frenzy Corner opens in Elk River, Minnesota; Children’s book clubs foster community spirit; Changing Hands’ Gayle Shanks offers tips for authors

The Indie Personal Finance Bestseller List

Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending April 7, 2013.

A Q&A With Stephan Pastis, Author of Timmy Failure, the #1 Spring Kids’ Indie Next List Pick

The number one choice of booksellers for this spring’s Kids’ Indie Next List is Stephan Pastis’ Timmy Failure, a chronicle of one the world’s most unfortunate — and funniest — kid detectives. Here, Pastis talks about what it’s like to write humor and prose for kids as well as how he crafts his comedic commentary.

Summer 2013 New Voices Titles Announced

The 2013 New Voices Committee has selected 10 noteworthy and exciting debuts publishing between January 1 and June 30, 2013, in two categories: Ages 8 – 12 and Teen.

Special Events on Tap for Children’s Booksellers at BEA

The ABC Children’s Group at ABA is once again partnering with the Children’s Book Council to host several events at BookExpo America that are open exclusively to ABC Group member booksellers. Designed to promote networking and education, the events all have a special focus on children’s books and bookselling.

Indies Asked to Choose Scar Boys Cover Design

Egmont USA is handing the reins to independent booksellers to decide which of two cover designs will be featured on The Scar Boys, the upcoming young adult novel by Len Vlahos, ABA’s former COO and current head of the Book Industry Study Group.

The Indie Comics & Graphic Works Bestseller List

Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending March 17, 2013.

Kids’ Summer Reading Program to Launch in April

Next month, the ABC Children’s Group at ABA will launch “Give Me Summer! Give Me Books!” a national summer reading program for kids that is open to all ABA member bookstores.

Celebrating Kids’ Lit: Children’s Choice Voting & A Window Display Contest for Indies

A number of resources are available to help booksellers promote voting for the 2013 Children’s Choice Book Awards. New this year is a Children’s Book Week window display contest for indie bookstores, sponsored by CBC and the ABC Children’s Group at ABA.

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