BTW Articles

12 Feb

Around Indies

Phoenix Books hosts Sustainable Communities Forum; The Book House reopens; Odyssey Bookshop going strong at 50; Moe’s honored

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12 Feb

Children’s Institute to Feature Three TED Talk Speakers

This April’s Children’s Institute in San Antonio, Texas, will provide booksellers with a wide range of educational opportunities, including two focused, 45-minute talks and an hour-long education session that will feature leading experts in their fields.

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05 Feb

Indies Introduce Lunch Leaves Booksellers Buzzing

The last lunch of this year’s Winter Institute left booksellers buzzing about the 20 debut titles — 10 children’s and 10 adult — featured in ABA’s Indies Introduce Debut Authors and New Voices Spring 2014 promotion.

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06 Feb

Let’s Play Books! Opens in Pennsylvania

On February 1, Let’s Play Books!, a new children’s bookstore in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, was packed with customers who came for the store’s grand opening celebration.

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30 Jan

Wi9 Spotlight: Making the Most of Social Media

The Winter Institute education session “Making Social Media Work for Your Store” reviewed the social media tools available to indie businesses and gave attendees insight into techniques that have been successful at bookstores.

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16 Jan

Find Waldo Local 2014 Registration Opens January 22

For the third year in a row, ABA is partnering with Candlewick Press to bring the Find Waldo Local campaign to hundreds of communities nationwide. Booksellers will be able to sign up online beginning next Wednesday, January 22.

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15 Jan

Outreach Begins to Facilitate IndieCommerce Transition to Drupal 7

Preparations for the IndieCommerce upgrade to Drupal 7 might affect the functions of some store sites, including accounts and store themes. As the upgrade progresses, it is increasingly important that members are informed of new action items and changes to the interface.

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15 Jan

40 Spring/Summer Titles Excerpted in Latest Publishers Lunch Buzz Book

Publishers Lunch has launched Buzz Books 2014: Spring/Summer, an e-book featuring excerpts from 40 highly anticipated books set for publication between March and August. The free digital download is available in trade and consumer editions.

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15 Jan

Sea-Tac to the Westin on a Budget

Winter Institute attendees arriving at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport have a couple of low-cost options for getting to the host hotel, the Westin Seattle (as well as the Mayflower Park Hotel, across the street).

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14 Jan

Still Time to Make Appointments for Consultation Station

Winter Institute attendees who are putting their travel plans in place should be sure to make appointments to meet with representatives of ABA’s affiliated business solution partners, POS vendors, and other service providers that match their stores’ needs.

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