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    Indies Prepare Events for Children’s Book Week

    Independent bookstores across the country are preparing to host events for Children’s Book Week, the annual celebration of children’s books and literacy sponsored by Every Child a Reader.

    “A Child of Books” Printed Gift Certificates Now Available

    A new printed gift certificate design featuring artwork from Candlewick Press’ A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston can be ordered now on BookWeb.org.

    BTW News Briefs

    De Gruyter to provide temporary free access to academic articles; First wave of BookCon panels announced; 2017 Guggenheim Fellows announced 

    ABA’s Red and White Boxes Explained

    Each month, ABA sends Red and White Box mailings to member booksellers who have opted into the IndieBound movement, but who gets what depends on a bookstore’s level of participation.

    Libro.fm Debuts Monthly Audiobook Bestseller List

    Libro.fm, a platform that lets independent bookstores sell digital audiobooks through a co-branded storefront, has launched a new monthly bestseller list based on sales at more than 300 indie locations.

    Treeline Tips & Tricks: The Transition to Edelweiss+ and Treeline Analytics News

    Edelweiss/Treeline Education and Outreach Coordinator Joe Foster answers some common questions about the transition to Edelweiss+ and offers an array of resources available to help with the transition.

    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.

    Wi12 Education: Finance — Securing Capital

    The Winter Institute 12 education session “Finance — Securing Capital” explored the different ways booksellers can secure financing for their business needs.

    Spring Forum Education Handout Now on BookWeb

    ABA has compiled booksellers’ ideas from Winter Institute’s Bookseller Discussion Groups in a handout aimed at helping booksellers address the current political/social climate in their communities.

    Post-Election Discussion at A Novel Experience Uses “Living Room Conversations” as a Model

    A Novel Experience invited customers to take part in a post-election conversation using guidelines from Living Room Conversations, a website that offers resources for hosting civil discussions on difficult topics.

    Google Analytics Webinar Now Available on BookWeb and YouTube

    A recording of “Google Analytics for E-commerce,” a webinar reprise of the popular Winter Institute 12 session led by Max Thomas, is currently available on BookWeb and YouTube.

    ABA Institutes App Puts Wi12 at Your Fingertips

    All Wi12 attendees are encouraged to download the ABA Institutes app, which lets users see the full event program, create their own schedules, contact other users, and receive late-breaking news alerts from ABA.

    App Available to Enhance Winter Institute 12 Experience

    All Wi12 attendees are encouraged to download the ABA Institutes app, which allows users to see the full event program, create personal schedules, contact other participants, and more.

    BTW News Briefs

    Nominations sought for Anna Dewdney Read Together Award; Screen-Free Week to partner with Children’s Book Week; LendingTree launches Small Business Grant Competition; New York Public Library and Macmillan partner for new publishing program; Publishers Lunch introduces Monthly Buzz Books; Binc receives $10,000+ holiday donation from Ingram; Chronicle Books announces leadership changes; Andy LeCount to join HarperCollins; 2017 PEN longlists announced

    Enter “Stories to Share” Contest to Win Membership Benefits, Social Media Exposure

    Booksellers who enter ABA’s “Stories to Share” Social Media contest will have a chance to win $50 off their 2017–2018 membership dues plus a full day of dedicated posts on ABA’s social media accounts.

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