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  • Decline in Fiction Leads to Drop in Total Units in First Week of October

    Unit sales of print books fell 2.7% in the week ended Oct. 6, 2018, compared to the similar week in 2017, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • Revamped NAIBA Conference Thrives

    The New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association’s (NAIBA) conference was marked by high energy and intense collaboration between indie booksellers, authors, and industry professionals during the annual gathering, which was held in Baltimore from October 6-8.

  • McNally Jackson, NYC Staple, to Move Next Year

    The bookseller will leave its 52 Prince Street location, in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood, at the end of June 2019, but plans to stay in the area.

  • Hotel Strike Doesn't Dim NCIBA's Return to Oakland

    The Northern California Independent Booksellers Association's Fall Discovery Show triumphantly returned to Oakland for the first time in over a decade—and was greeted by a hotel workers' strike.

  • Print Unit Sales Up in 2018 to Date

    In the January–September period, sales of print books rose 2.5% over the first nine months of 2017, helped along by strong adult nonfiction titles.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: October 8, 2018

    Meghan Markel lends her support to a fundraising cookbook, ’Together,’ featuring recipes by women affected by the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire. Plus Kyle Mills has the #5 book in the country with the latest Mitch Rapp thriller, ‘Red War,’ and Costa Award winner Kate Atkinson’s ’Transcription’ lands at #5 in hardcover fiction.

  • ABA Pre-Order Initiative Off to Promising Start

    The American Bookseller Association’s Pre-Order Task Force, an initiative to encourage customers to pre-order books at 22 indie bookstores around the country, shared encouraging early results at the NCIBA Fall Discovery Show.

  • NEIBA 2018: Children’s Bookselling Tips from the Fall Conference

    We've gathered a selection of tips from two NEIBA panels regarding strategies for handselling and promoting diverse books.

  • Campaign to Promote Physical Bookstores Launched

    A number of industry members have gotten together to form Love Your Bookstore, a campaign aimed to help draw attention to all physical bookstores as the holiday shopping season begins.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: October 1, 2018

    Reese Witherspoon’s debut, ‘Whiskey in a Teacup,’ is the #2 book in the country. Plus YA author Marie Lu’s Warcross duology finishes strong, and a pair of historians offer new books on these United States.

  • The Indie Author–Indie Bookseller Relationship Warms Up

    More and more indie booksellers are tightening bonds with their communities by stocking self-published titles by local writers—as long as they don't say a word about Amazon.

  • Soft Fiction Sales Result in Decline in Mid-September

    With fiction sales falling in both the adult and juvenile segments, total sales of print units slipped 1% in the week ended Sept. 23, 2018, compared to the similar week in 2017, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • Len Riggio Says He's Ready to Lead B&N Through the Holidays

    Although the CEO acknowledges there is work to be done, he sees lots for opportunities.

  • NEIBA Show Marked by High Energy

    Higher sales, strong fall lists, and the addition of many first-time bookselling attendees combined to make this year's NEIBA trade show particularly strong. These turbulent political times also set the tone for many of the conversations and educational sessions.

  • ‘Fear’ Boosts Unit Sales in Mid-September

    Unit sales of print books rose 2% in the week ended Sept. 16, 2018, over the comparable week in 2017, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: September 24, 2018

    Two books on legally besieged presidencies debut on our lists, including Bob Woodward’s ‘Fear,' #1 in the country. Plus Reese Witherspoon sings the praises of Delia Owens’s first novel.

  • SPD, CLMP Organize Indie Bookseller Small Press Support

    SPD and CLMP have formed the Indie Booksellers Council, a group of 14 indie booksellers organized around boosting the sales and support of small press literary works.

  • B&N Opens Prototype Store in Maryland

    Barnes & Noble's latest prototype store, opening in Columbia, Maryland, today, offers a smaller footprint, contemporary design touches, and booksellers equipped with tablets.

  • Buzzy Discovery Show for Southern Booksellers

    Despite Hurricane Florence, the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Discovery Show in Florida last week was among the liveliest in recent memory.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: September 17, 2018

    ‘Sapiens’ author Yuval Noah Harari’s offers ’21 Lessons for the 21st Century.’ Plus a trio of memoirs, all of which received starred PW reviews, debut in hardcover nonfiction, and a 45-year-old children’s book heads to the big screen.

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