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Just In from Publishers

Posted By Wanda Jewell, Saturday, April 4, 2020

The American Booksellers Association is tracking information on publisher offers and support as part of their COVID-19 bookseller support information.

Edelweiss has created a hub page of special offers from publishers, including offers specifically for bookstores facing the challenge of closures and interrupted sales. There are dozens of offers listed, from Arcadia to Wiley Press.

Macmillan has posted their first-ever virtual event grids to Edelweiss, as well as an offer to share some digital marketing tips for successful virtual/live streaming events. Email Melissa.Campion@macmillan.com for more info or start requesting authors now--they're sharing requests with publicists daily, as they come in. Here are the links to them:
Macmillan Virtual Event Grid - Adult / Macmillan Virtual Event Grid - Kids/YA

Sign up fo the Workman Chalkboard Digital Resources: Authorless event kits, educational/homeschool materials, author videos, and downloadable visuals for social media to help promote titles and bookseller contests and giveaways for stores and staff plus extra swag for customers! Here is the March chalkboard if you would like to take a look through and get an idea of what it's like. Booksellers that are subscribed are really enjoying it so far.

Simon & Schuster ❤indies. And so do our authors! Please feel free to download the assets and share the love.

Holiday House has added a new resource page to meet the needs of those booksellers who would like to connect authors/illustrators and their books with community members in a virtual environment. Please feel free to download and print all materials and link to this page on your website, enewsletters, or any other platform. This page compiles all their materials, which includes activities, lesson plans, event kits, read-aloud guidelines, and more. They are adding additional resources daily!

Tags:  authors  Covid-19  online events 

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