BTW Articles

30 Aug

IndieCommerce Institute to Feature ABA's New E-Book Program

Following this week's announcement of the e-book agreement between the American Booksellers Association and Kobo, ABA has announced that the upcoming IndieCommerce Institute (ICI) -- set for Thursday, September 13 -- will feature a special plenary focusing on the new ABA/Kobo e-book program.

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06 Sep

Kobo Announces New Family of eReaders

On Thursday, September 6, Kobo announced a new lineup of e-readers. The news comes a week after ABA and Kobo announced an agreement for a new e-book solution for ABA member bookstores.

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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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17 May

Mary Gay Shipley in Run for Arkansas House Seat

Mary Gay Shipley, the owner of That Bookstore in Blytheville, is seeking the Democractic nomination to represent Arkansas’ 55th District. The primary vote is next Tuesday, May 22.

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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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