BTW Articles

31 Oct

Around Indies

Weller Book Works celebrates family matriarch; Viewpoint Books marks 40 years; Ada’s Technical Books’ new home dazzles

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31 Oct

Small Business Saturday Toolkit Now Available

Content from the Small Business Saturday toolkit, including logos, posters, and social media copy, is now available to ABA members in the Design & Downloads section of BookWeb.

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30 Oct

Making It Easy for Authors to Put Indies First

With more and more authors signing onto Indies First, now is the time for ABA members to promote the IndieBound and IndieCommerce affiliate programs to ensure that a buy button for indie bookstores appears as the first purchasing option on authors’ websites.

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24 Oct

Obituary: Robert D. Hale, Former ABA President and Associate Executive Director

Robert David Hale, a former ABA president and associate executive director, died on Monday, October 21, at age 85.

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17 Oct

Book of Matt Author Events End in Civil Discussions

Following criticism of author Stephen Jimenez’s The Book of Matt: Hidden Truths About the Murder of Matthew Shepard (Steerforth Press), several bookstores hosted the author at events that led to a civil dialogue on a controversial issue.

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17 Oct

Introducing Anne Caldwell: ABA’s New Industry Relations Assistant

Earlier this month, Anne Caldwell joined the staff of the American Booksellers Association as the new Industry Relations Assistant. Caldwell comes to ABA with bookselling experience as well as a working knowledge of the many member benefits that small business associations provide.

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09 Oct

Antigone Books Marks 40 Years of Success

Next Saturday, October 19, Antigone Books is proudly celebrating 40 years of bookselling with the community of Tucson, Arizona. Staff will host a day of discounts, games, and cake, as they reflect on the store’s success and look forward to its future.

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10 Oct

Appointments Being Accepted for Winter Institute’s Consultation Station

Winter Institute 2014’s Consultation Station will give bookseller attendees the opportunity to meet with representatives of ABA’s affiliated business solution partners, POS vendors, and other service providers.

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09 Oct

Women & Children First on the Market

After 34 years of feminist bookselling, Ann Christophersen and Linda Bubon are on the lookout for a new owner or owners who will carry on the mission and traditions of Chicago’s Women & Children First.

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02 Oct

Indie Next Promotion in a Box Makes It Simple

Baker & Taylor’s Indie Next Promotion in a Box simplifies the process of promoting the month’s most anticipated titles.

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