BTW Articles

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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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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27 Oct

Tapping the Market for YA Book Clubs for Adults

Booksellers share their experiences of starting and building YA book clubs for adults and the challenges of introducing the uninitiated to the world of YA lit.

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21 Dec

Northshire Turns to Solar Power

Northshire Bookstore in Manchester Center, Vermont, now features an array of photovoltaic panels on its roof. The 16-kilowatt PV system, slated to be online by the end of the year, will supply approximately 10 percent of Northshire’s electric needs.

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07 Mar

Tech Talk: The Benefits of a Telecom Audit

Hiring the right firm to conduct a telecom audit can take the pain out of analyzing system inefficiencies and fees, lead to a phone company and Internet provider that better suit your business needs, and save you thousands of dollars.

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27 Oct

Avid Bookshop Opens With Enthusiastic Community Support

After interning at several bookstores, attending BEA, graduating from booksellers school, and fundraising and planning for a few years, Janet Geddis hosted the grand opening of Avid Bookshop in Athens, Georgia, this past weekend. Community response has been overwhelmingly positive.

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21 Dec

Google Staff Members to Take Part in Winter Institute

Representatives of Google will take part in next month’s Winter Institute at two sessions on Google Analytics and at the Ask ABA Table at the Consultation Station, all on Thursday, January 19.

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08 Mar

Some World Book Night Reminders

Here’s a quick reminder of some of things booksellers do and don’t need to do in the run-up to the April 23 celebration of books and reading.

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