BTW Articles

12 Apr

Upcoming and Ongoing E-Book Promotions

The IndieCommerce Publisher Promotions page currently features seven active promotions.

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18 Apr

DOJ Suit Elicits Strong Media Response

In the wake of the U.S. Department of Justice’s filing of a civil suit in district court in New York against Apple and five of the major publishers with agency model pricing for e-books, there were a lot of opinions about the nature and fairness of the suit, as well as some of the implications for the industry. Here is a roundup of some of the press coverage.

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19 Apr

World Book Night Giver Parties in Full Swing

At World Book Night parties from New York to Hawaii this week givers celebrated, shared stories, and left with their carton of books to be given away on the night of April 23.  Here, in photos, is a look at some of the fun at “pickup parties” at bookstores (and one library) across the country.

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24 Apr

Working With Self-Published Authors

In response to the growing number of self-published authors seeking shelf space at indie bookstores, savvy booksellers are establishing programs that clearly define their requirements and streamline the consignment process.

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02 Nov

With Private Sponsorship, Inkwood Hosts Author Events for Low-Income Students

Thanks to the sponsorship of a local law firm, Inkwood Books was able to donate 100 copies of Zora and Me and to host the book’s authors at two events aimed at students from low-income schools.

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11 Jan

Waldo Comes to Main Street

Candlewick Press and ABA are partnering to bring “Find Waldo Local” to Main Street USA this July. Indie booksellers nationwide are invited to host a month-long scavenger hunt for Waldo throughout local businesses. The community-wide event was developed to help spread the Shop Local message.

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08 Mar

Around Indies

Nantucket Bookworks takes over operations of Mitchell’s Book Corner; Copperfield’s gets yarn stormed; Star Ledger reports on indie booksellers’ multifaceted approach; Atlanta InTown lists area bookstores adapting; Posman named Best Bookstore by New York Magazine

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03 Nov

Teen Reviews Help Make Better Booksellers

To find out if teenagers still love the undead, want more werewolves or something else, some indie booksellers ask teens to write their own reviews, which are posted in-store or in e-newsletters.

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12 Jan

An Interview With Historian and Wi7 Plenary Speaker Douglas Brinkley

Wednesday at Wi7 will be capped by an interview of award-winning historian Douglas Brinkley, author of The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, by Bob Minzesheimer of USA Today. Here Brinkley talks about the heroes and bad faith players in Hurricane Katrina, indie booksellers’ role in the area’s economic recovery, and his upcoming titles.

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14 Mar

Tech Talk: Pinterest for Online Window-Shopping and More

Several indie booksellers who have made Pinterest part of their social media marketing efforts have found it easy and fun to use and better than Twitter for connecting with customers.

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