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  • Bookselling

    With Challenges Ahead, New England Booksellers Stress Resilience

    In an annual meeting and town hall that touched on the many issues and challenges that booksellers face today, New England Independent Booksellers Association members took up a message of resilience and looked ahead to 2021 with good spirits in spite of it all.

  • Bookselling

    This Week's Bestsellers: September 28, 2020

    Bob Woodward has the #1 book in the country, and the third-biggest debut of the year, with ‘Rage.’ Plus 16 years after ‘Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell,’ Susanna Clarke avoids the sophomore slump with ‘Piranesi,’ and ‘Three Keys’ by Kelly Yang is among the titles new to our children’s fiction list.

  • Bookselling

    Print Unit Sales Continue to Roll in Mid-September

    Helped by the release of Bob Woodward’s Rage, unit sales of print books jumped 16.4% in the week ended Sept. 19, 2020, over the comparable week in 2019, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • Shows & Events

    Fall Regional Shows Get High Attendance—and High Marks

    This fall's independent bookstore regional trade shows started off last week with two big virtual fairs held by three organizations—and did so swimmingly.

  • Publisher News

    Will Poetry Push This Publisher Through the Pandemic?

    Kansas City, Mo.–based Andrews McMeel Publishing is seeing strong sales despite disruptions caused by the ongoing pandemic—and poetry has a whole lot to do with it.

  • Bookselling

    Bookstores Need More than Hope. They Need Sales. And Soon.

    Despite expanding their services during the most challenging time for retailers in recent memory, booksellers enter the holiday season worried about forces beyond their control.

  • Book Deals

    Book Deals: Week of September 28, 2020

    Swedish author Alex Schulman sells a novel to Doubleday in a high-six-figure preempt, St. Martin’s buys Therese Anne Fowler’s latest for seven figures, and more.

  • Religion

    Loyola's Publisher Predicts More Kid's Books on Spirituality, Adventure

    Loyola Press' Joellyn Cicciarelli says mysteries and fantasies can reach young readers about of faith and doubt.

  • Publisher News

    Macmillan Ups Baseline Salary to $42K

    Macmillan Publishers U.S. will raise its entry-level salary to $42,000 a year starting December 27. The raise will apply to all incoming and existing employees.

  • Financial Reporting

    Club, Fair Declines Plague Scholastic

    Cost cuts improved Scholastic's bottom line in the first quarter, but sales at book fairs and book clubs tumbled during the period, and are expected to remain low in the current quarter.

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