BTW Articles

22 Nov

ABA Welcomes New Marketing Manager

Greg Galloway has joined ABA as the association’s new marketing manager and designer.

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16 Feb

Abrams Promo Helps Indies Focus on the Art of Selling

The Art of Selling Books, a new promotion from Abrams that offers 90-days dating, free freight, and extra discounts on 20 curated assortments of front and backlist titles for adults and children, is getting an enthusiastic reception from indie booksellers around the country.

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29 Mar

Upcoming and Ongoing E-Book Promotions

The IndieCommerce Publisher Promotions page currently features five active promotions.

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06 Oct

Bartleby’s Makes Progress Toward Reopening

With much hard work and the help of family and community members, Lisa Sullivan hopes to reopen Bartleby’s Books before Thanksgiving. The Wilmington, Vermont, bookstore was almost totally destroyed by flooding from Hurricane Irene.

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22 Nov

Drabyak Fellowship Winner Named

Emily Adams, buyer and book club coordinator at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park, Washington, has been named the winner of the second annual Joe Drabyak Frontline Fellowship, sponsored by Workman Publishing.

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16 Feb

ABA CEO Addresses British Columbia Booksellers Association

Last weekend ABA CEO Oren Teicher was the keynote speaker at the British Columbia Booksellers Association’s Winter Education Day.  Teicher’s two talks focused on book industry trends and the opportunities and challenges facing independent booksellers across North America.

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29 Mar

Ideas on Display

Several booksellers recently reconsidered the art of the display.  Their efforts include a new take on the monochromatic, inspired by Christopher Moore; a twist on family reading time; and a new location for overlooked picture books.

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13 Oct

ABA and Civic Economics Partner for Indie Impact Study Series

ABA has entered into a new partnership with Civic Economics that will enable 10 communities with an active ABA member bookstore to work directly with Civic Economics at a reduced rate to create a customized study examining the economic benefits of local, independent retailers.

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01 Dec

Sales Up at Many Indies Over Thanksgiving Weekend

Big or small, three years old or 100-plus, many independent bookstores reported robust sales for Black Friday weekend, ranging from five to 250 percent over the same period last year.

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21 Feb

Google eBooks and Self-Publishers

Many indie booksellers have successfully partnered with self-published authors for years, and the growing popularity of digital formats doesn’t mean these relationships have to end.

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