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  • SIBA 2019: Spartanburg Hosts High Energy Show

    The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Discovery Show in Spartanburg, S.C. this past weekend was one of the best attended in years and offered an enthusiastic kick-off to the fall regional season, and a rousing send-off for outgoing executive director Wanda Jewell.

  • ReaderLink Revenue Hits $1.2 Billion

    The distributor has had growth of 58% over the past three years, due in part to its ability to regain shelf space at major chains that had cut back on their book sections.

  • Unit Sales Up at the Beginning of September

    Unit sales of print books in the week ended Sept. 7, 2019, rose 0.9% over the comparable week in 2018, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: September 16, 2019

    ‘Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum’ is the #9 book in the country, and one of three new titles at the top of our picture book list. Plus ‘This Tender Land’ sells well in the Land of Ten Thousand Lakes, and debut novel ‘The Secrets We Kept’ gets the nod from Reese’s Book Club.

  • ''Testaments' Off to Recordbreaking Start

    The most anticipated book of the fall season is shaping up to deliver for its publisher, Penguin Random House, if not for many independent booksellers, who were hoping the title would smash sales records of their own.

  • July Bookstore Sales Drop 5%

    Bookstore sales in July were $646 million, down from $680 million in 2019, according to preliminary estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.

  • AALBC Cuts Buy Links to Amazon

    After years as an Amazon affiliate, the African American Literature Book Club, an online portal dedicated to black books, literacy and a wide variety of book-related services, is severing most of its commercial ties to the online retailer.

  • Canada's Indie Booksellers Are Optimistic

    A survey of Canadian independent booksellers by BookNet Canada found nearly three quarters felt the bookselling industry was "healthy" and 68% saw an increase in revenue from book sales in the previous year.

  • Print Units Dipped 0.8% at The End of August

    Some softness in adult nonfiction was enough to drive down sales of print units 0.8% for the week ended Aug. 31, 2019, compared to the similar week in 2018, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: September 9, 2019

    Louise Penny has the #2 book in the country with ‘A Better Man,’ book 15 in her Chief Inspector Gamache mysteries. Plus ‘Eleanor & Park’ author Rainbow Rowell and cartoonist Faith Erin Hicks collaborate on the graphic novel ‘Pumpkinheads,’ and ob/gyn and NYT columnist Jen Gunter debuts with ‘The Vagina Bible.’

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