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    Wi12 Education: Converting Social Media to Sales

    Here’s a look at some of the successful social media strategies used by booksellers to drive traffic to store websites, grow e-mail lists, and increase sales, as shared at Wi12. 

    BTW News Briefs

    BookExpo Author Tea lineup revealed; Reading Without Walls activity guide available; Ingram adds to leadership team; Americanah chosen for One Book, One New York; Award winners (NBCC) and finalists (Publishing Triangle; RITA) announced

    Square Books Creates Broadside Welcoming All

    A year ago, Square Books in Oxford, Mississippi, posted a sign in its front window announcing its welcoming attitude toward everyone who might walk through its doors.

    Bloomberg BNA: Amazon Close to Breaking Wal-Mart Record for Subsidies

    Bloomberg BNA’s Daily Tax Report: State details how Amazon is on the verge of setting a record for garnering state and local tax subsidies.

    Victory! Amazon Will Collect and Remit Sales Tax in All States With Sales Tax Laws

    After almost two decades of a hard-fought political battle to require Amazon to collect and remit sales tax in every state that collects sales tax, Main Street retailers can finally declare victory.

    Small Press Profile: AdventureKEEN

    AdventureKEEN publishes travel guides, nature and animal books, and regional guides for hiking, paddling, cycling, and camping aimed at readers interested in exploring the natural world.

    Anna Dewdney Read Together Award Finalists Announced

    Five titles have been chosen as the finalists for the first annual Anna Dewdney Read Together Award, which honors a superb read-aloud picture book that also sparks compassion, empathy, and connection.

    Libro.fm Announces Independent Bookstore Day Audiobook Giveaway

    Visitors to bookstores participating in Independent Bookstore Day will have the opportunity to download a selection of complimentary digital audiobooks.

    Fountain Bookstore Shares How-to Guide for Running Social Media Campaigns

    Kelly Justice, owner of Richmond, Virginia’s Fountain Bookstore, has created a comprehensive, step-by-step guide for booksellers on how to conduct successful social media campaigns.

    Porter Square Books Aims to Help Community “Be the Change”

    Following the 2016 election, Porter Square Books launched Be the Change, a civic engagement program that provides concerned citizens with a sense of community and tools for social and political change.

    Baker & Taylor to Offer Special Promotion in April on All Kids’ & YA Titles

    Baker & Taylor will celebrate its lead sponsorship of the fifth ABC Childrens Institute with a special discount on all children’s and young adult trade books for two weeks following the April 5–7 event.

    Preregistration for Find Waldo Local Extended to March 20

    The preregistration period for this July’s sixth annual celebration of Find Waldo Local has been extended to Monday, March 20.

    AdventureKEEN Becomes Binc’s First Publisher Promotion Partner

    Through a new initiative, SHOP LOCAL, LIVE LOCAL, AdventureKEEN will donate 100 percent of profits from the sale of its titles at independent bookstores this June to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation.

    BTW News Briefs

    Amazon to collect and remit sales tax in New Mexico; Bertelsmann to raise Random House stake; Ingram to offer poetry newsletter; Two new Amazon stores planned; The Mothers to head to movie screens; Lambda Literary finalists, Tiptree Award, Plimpton Prize, Terry Southern Prize,  and Story Prize winners announced

    Tattered Cover’s Cathy Langer to Retire

    Cathy Langer, the director of buying for Tattered Cover Book Store, will retire in March 2018 after a 40-year career at the Denver indie.

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