BTW Articles

03 Aug

Domnitz Scholarship Open to ABACUS Participants

For the third year, the American Booksellers Association will award the Avin Mark Domnitz Scholarship to attend the Winter Institute to the owner or an employee of a bookstore who submits the store’s 2010 financial data to the ABACUS-10 survey before the August 15 deadline.

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24 Feb

25 ABA Member Stores Open in 2010

Twenty-five ABA member bookstores opened in 2010, with several filling voids left by the closing of chain stores. The openings, and neighborhood response, suggest growing support for locally owned businesses, along with continued support for bricks-and-mortar stores.

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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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