BTW Articles

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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18 Nov

Highlights From the 2010 National Book Awards

Here’s a look, in words and photos, at some of the highlights from last night’s National Book Awards ceremony.

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02 Feb

A Twist on the Bookseller/Author Partnership

At Wi6’s  “Exploring New Partnerships Between Indie Booksellers and Authors,” Books & Books’ Mitchell Kaplan and The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza’s Susan Novotny revealed how they have used their curatorial skills to help publish authors (especially debut authors) and create new business models that improve a bookstore’s bottom line.

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24 Jun

Music Box Films Offers Promotional Materials for The Girl Who Played With Fire

To help booksellers capitalize on film-release buzz for The Girl Who Played With Fire, Music Box Films is offering a multifaceted promotion, including free passes, a free documentary, and, appropriately, free temporary tattoos.

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12 Aug

Rent-a-Book: Read, Recycle, Repeat

The Annapolis Bookstore's new "Rent-a-Book" program is a "win-win situation" that has drawn "phenomenal interest," said co-owner Mary Adams.

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06 Oct

ABA President Discusses the “Bookstore of Tomorrow” at Gothenburg Book Fair

ABA President and Books Inc. co-owner Michael Tucker and Books Inc. co-owner Margie Scott Tucker were invited to speak at the Gothenburg Book Fair’s “Bookstore of Tomorrow” panel. The 26th annual Gothenburg Book Fair took place in Gothenburg, Sweden, from September 23 to September 26.

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30 Nov

2010 Wholesaler Holiday Hours

Here's a rundown of holiday hours as provided by the major book wholesalers.

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