BTW Articles

17 Nov

Retail Bookstore Sales Slip in September

September retail sales at bookstores were off by 7.14 percent, compared with September 2009, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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26 Jan

The Retail Doctor’s Prescription for a Better Business

With an assortment of red balloons, a stuffed pig, and a chocolate cake, nationally recognized business strategist Bob Phibbs demonstrated to booksellers at Wi6 that presentation matters, and by having fun you can grow your sales and customer base.

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22 Jun

The Bookstore Turns 50 and Launches Book Fest

The Bookstore in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2010 and its first book festival June 19.

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05 Aug

Books + Booze an Old (and Profitable) Mix

Booksellers from The Spotty Dog Books & Ale, I Know You Like a Book, and Taylor Books offer insights on the profitability and logistics of selling beer and wine at the bookstore.

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30 Sep

The Moth Loves Its Georgia Locals

Novelist George Dawes Green, founder of The Moth storytelling series and The Moth Radio Hour on NPR, is setting out on a 14-city tour across Georgia to spread the word that the independent bookstore is an “unmatched local resource.”

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17 Nov

The 2010 National Book Award Winners Announced

The winners of the 2010 National Book Awards were announced tonight, November 17, at the National Book Foundation's 61st National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

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27 Jan

How to Sell E-Books” Focus of Wi6 Sessions

Two sessions on how to sell e-books drew full houses on Friday, January 21, at Winter Institute 6. Topics included how to introduce customers to e-readers and e-books, marketing tips and tactics, and the importance of capturing e-book market share.

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24 Jun

Australian Booksellers Association to Adopt IndieBound

IndieBound has now expanded to the Southern Hemisphere. The Australian Booksellers Association (OzBA) is launching an Oz-based IndieBound this July.

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11 Aug

The BookMark Celebrates 20 Years With Move to New Location

For its 20th anniversary, Florida’s The BookMark is getting a new, eco-friendly location 300 steps (exactly, owner Rona Brinlee counted four times) away from its old one.

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30 Sep

Octavia Books Turns 10

New Orleans’ Octavia Books celebrates its 10th anniversary on October 16. The bookstore invites all of its customers and friends for a big afternoon party with champagne and cake.

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