BTW Articles

09 Oct

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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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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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 May

Agency Model Comment Period Ends June 25

As of Thursday, May 24, booksellers have 32 days 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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31 May

25 Days Left to Submit Comments to DOJ

The deadline to submit comments to the Department of Justice about the proposed settlement with three of the five publishers involved in the DOJ’s civil suit regarding the agency model is June 25.

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21 Jun

Hold the Date: ABA to Present IndieCommerce Specialty Institute on September 13

This week, the American Booksellers Association announced that it will again be offering an IndieCommerce Specialty Institute for member bookstores.

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27 Jun

ABA to Offer Events Specialty Institute

ABA will be offering an Events Specialty Institute for member bookstores on Wednesday, October 3, in Minneapolis, prior to the start of the MIBA and GLIBA Heartland Fall Forum.

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23 Jul

DOJ Unmoved by Public Comments

On Monday, July 23, the Department of Justice posted the 868 public comments received during the comment period for the proposed consent decree with three of the five publishers involved in its civil suit regarding the agency model. Also posted on the DOJ website was the government’s response to the public comments.

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