BTW Articles

21 Apr

Combining Forces: Shopping Locally and Being Green

Talking Leaves Books owner, and Buffalo First vice president, Jonathon Welch recently talked about the pros and cons of building an active Local First organization.

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08 Jun

Google eBooks™ “How-To” Flier Now Available

In an effort to simplify the e-book-buying process, ABA has created a “how-to” flier outlining the steps of downloading Google eBooks™ onto various e-reader devices.
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04 Aug

Harper Offers 20 e-Books for $20

For the month of August, Harper Perennial is offering 20 selected e-books for 99 cents apiece.

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24 Feb

Small Investment, Big Impact: Giving Away $5 Gift Cards

Cynthia Compton of 4 Kids Books & Toys in Indianapolis and Fishers, Indiana, uses the lion’s share of her advertising budget to give away $5 gift cards. And she can rattle off half a dozen reasons why it’s a good idea.

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21 Apr

North Carolina Bookstores Undamaged by Storms

In the aftermath of the tornadoes that wreaked havoc in the southern and eastern U.S. and killed 45 people, ABA checked in with several North Carolina bookstores.

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09 Jun

ABACUS-10 Online Survey Now Live

On Friday, June 3, ABA bookstore members received a special e-mail announcing that the ABACUS-10 surveying process had begun.

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10 Aug

Gift and Game Buying Made Easier

The Ingram Content Group’s expanded gift and game catalog, which includes more than 125 vendors selected by Ingram buyers and former booksellers, can be used to help launch or augment a store’s non-book inventory.

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10 Mar

Nürnberg Toy Fair: Eat Sleep Play

Becky Anderson was “blown away” by the scope of Germany’s Nürnberg Toy Fair, where she recently found several new toy lines for Anderson’s Bookshops and came away with ideas for how indie booksellers can share information about favorite products.

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27 Apr

Buying Local Is Sustain-a-Bull in Durham

Sustain-a-Bull, the Local First organization launched last fall by The Regulator Bookshop’s Tom Campbell, has been steadily expanding.

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16 Jun

Customers Rally Around Old Firehouse Books

In March, Old Firehouse Books’ Jacqie Hasan told customers that the Fort Collins, Colorado, bookstore was having a “lean spring,” and she suggested a concrete way for customers to help. By the end of April, sales were up eight percent.

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