HarperCollins announced today a “New Bookstore Development Program” for indie booksellers in the US who are opening new stores or expanding to new locations. Through the program, qualifying stores will be eligible for market development and fixture fund discounts. In addition, HarperCollins will provide grants toward ABA membership dues and three months of Above the Treeline fees.
The program starts in July.
Full press release below:
HarperCollins Publishers Announces New Bookstore Development Program for Independent Retail Accounts
Will Provide Extra Discount, ABA Membership Dues Grant, and Above the Treeline Fees Grant
New York, NY (May 12, 2016) — HarperCollins Publishers today announced a “New Bookstore Development Program” for U.S. independent booksellers who are opening new stores or expanding to additional locations. Starting July 1, 2016, qualifying stores will be eligible for additional discounts in the form of market development and fixture funds on orders placed prior to opening and for the first three months of operation. In addition, HarperCollins will provide grants towards American Booksellers Association (ABA) membership dues and three months of Above the
“Local independent bookstores play a significant role in community life around the nation and there is definitely room for many more of them,” said Josh Marwell, President of Sales, HarperCollins Publishers. “We want to do everything we reasonably can to encourage such growth, especially in the critical early days of a new store’s life.”
“We are grateful to our friends at HarperCollins for recognizing the role independent bookstores play in their communities and for helping to make it easier for additional stores to be opened,” said Oren Teicher, CEO of the ABA. “While our market has shown surprising strength these past few years, there remain many under-served communities all across the country and we hope programs like Harper’s will help fill the gaps.”
For additional information, stores should contact their HarperCollins Sales Rep or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HarperCollins Publishers is the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 18 countries. With nearly two hundred years of history and more than 120 branded imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year in 17 languages, and has a print and digital catalog of more than 200,000 titles. Writing across dozens of genres, HarperCollins authors include winners of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Newbery and Caldecott Medals and the Man Booker Prize. HarperCollins, headquartered in New York, is a subsidiary of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV) and can be visited online at corporate.HC.com.
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