BTW Articles

09 Oct
2018 ABA Board of Directors

A Report on the September 2018 ABA Board Meeting

The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors met from September 21–23, 2018, in Carrboro, North Carolina, to discuss a range of items.

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27 Jun

Domnitz Scholarship for Wi9 Open to ABACUS Participants

The American Booksellers Association will once again be awarding the Avin Mark Domnitz Scholarship to attend the upcoming ABA Winter Institute (Wi9) to the owner or an employee of a bookstore who submits the store’s 2012 financial data to the ABACUS-12 survey before the July 15 deadline.

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27 Jun

IndieCommerce Institute Registration Begins Tomorrow

The American Booksellers Association announced this week the opening of registration for the two upcoming IndieCommerce Institutes (ICI). Booksellers with IndieCommerce stores are urged to keep an eye on their inboxes for an e-mail notification –– including a link to the registration page –– to arrive when the ICI registration site goes live tomorrow, at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern).

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20 Nov

Small Business Saturday’s Success Puts Indies in Media Spotlight

In its third year, American Express’ Small Business Saturday has established itself as the preeminent national holiday promotion for Main Street businesses, and it is generating substantial national and local advertising that encourages consumers to support their locally owned businesses.

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24 Jan

Watch the Stars Come Out at Wi8

This year’s roster of Oscar nominees is rich with book connections, from Life of Pi, to Team of Rivals, to Silver Linings Playbook, to Anna Karenina, to Frankenweenie. Given that, what better place to discover who will be this year’s winners than with your industry colleagues at Wi8?

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06 Sep

Ingram to Distribute Kobo eReaders to Indie Bookstores

Today, ABA announced that Ingram Content Group will be the exclusive distributor of Kobo eReaders as part of the ABA/Kobo eBook solution.

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10 May

International Indies and Innovation at Day of Education

U.S. indie booksellers at ABA’ s Day of Education at BEA will have the opportunity to hear how colleagues in other countries are working to successfully innovate and fashion profitable solutions to the challenges facing bricks-and-mortar booksellers both here and abroad.

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10 Oct

ABA and Binc Partner to Offer Emergency Financial Assistance to Indie Booksellers

This week, the American Booksellers Association and the Book Industry Charitable Foundation announced that they have entered into an agreement to offer a financial assistance program for employees of independent bookstores who are experiencing an emergency financial hardship.

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17 May

Time to Act: DOJ E-Book Settlement Comment Period Underway

As BTW arrives in your inbox, there are 39 days left for booksellers to submit a letter to the Department of Justice expressing their opinions about the proposed settlement with three of the five publishers involved in DOJ’s civil suit regarding the agency model.

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18 Oct

Monday Deadline for Thanks for Shopping Indie

The last day to sign up for Thanks for Shopping Indie, the first multi-publisher initiative for ABA member stores, is Monday, October 22. The promotion, which starts on Small Business Saturday, provides booksellers with an opportunity to give back to their customers on a broad range of 2012 Indie Next List titles.

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