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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10 Nov

ABA Names Joy Dallanegra-Sanger as Senior Program Officer

On Thursday, November 10, ABA announced that Joy Dallanegra-Sanger, a long-time book industry professional, was joining the association as senior program officer, a newly created senior executive position.

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16 Nov

ABA Announces Location of 2013 Winter Institute

This week, ABA announced that the 2013 Winter Institute will be held in Kansas City, Missouri. Wi8 will begin with an opening reception on Friday, February 22, 2013, and will feature programming from Saturday, February 23, to Monday, February 25.

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26 Jan

Digital Book World Looks at Indie Bookseller Landscape

On Wednesday, ABA CEO Oren Teicher told Digital Book World attendees that “not only are indie booksellers surviving in extraordinarily turbulent times, but many ... are thriving, even recording record sales numbers for the fourth quarter of last year.”

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23 Feb

BEA Offers Free Hotel Night to Limited Number of Qualifying ABA Member Stores

ABA bookstore members who have not attended BookExpo America in the past three years recently received an e-mail from BEA with information about an opportunity to secure one free hotel night for their stay in NYC if they are attending the 2012 trade show.

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15 Mar

Arizona Sales Tax Fairness Suffers Setback

The sales tax equity fight continues in Arizona, despite recent legislative setbacks in the state Senate.

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