BTW Articles

02 Jun

Measuring and Partnering Are Key to Event Success

Cynthia Compton of 4 Kids Books shared her secrets to creating events for children at ABA’s Day of Education, sponsored by the Ingram Content Group, at BEA.

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01 Jun

The Buzz on Kids’ Books

Editors shared their upcoming Young Adult and Middle-Grade title picks at BEA’s Editors Buzz Forums.

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08 Jul

Stores Work Together to Celebrate Independents Week

Independent booksellers around the country celebrated the ninth annual Independents Week with sales and discounts, especially for customers who were willing to show their support for independent businesses on their shirts, bags, and receipts.

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14 Jul

Optaros to Create IndieCommerce Upgrades

ABA has signed a contract with developer Optaros to produce a substantial upgrade to the IndieCommerce platform. The first phase will consist of improvements to the search and checkout processes.

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26 Aug

ABA Education at PNBA, GLIBA & SCIBA Fall Shows

ABA will be offering education sessions in conjunction with the nine fall regional shows. Here's a look at what's planned for the Pacific Northwest, Great Lakes, and Southern California regions.

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25 Aug

Booksellers and Bloggers Team Up for Bookrageous Calendar

Independent booksellers and book bloggers have united to produce the Bookrageous calendar, a fundraising project that promotes the love of books.

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19 Aug

Arizona Bookseller Addresses State's Immigration Law

Changing Hands co-owner Gayle Shanks has spoken out against Arizona's new immigration law, and her customers are largely supportive.

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18 Aug

ABA to Offer Education at Fall Trade Shows

ABA will be offering education sessions in conjunction with the nine fall regional shows. Here's a look at what's planned for NEIBA, MBA, and NCIBA.

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18 Aug

Booksellers Prepare to Celebrate Mockingjay

Bookstores around the country will be open late on Monday night for customers who can't wait to get their hands on Mockingjay, the third book in Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy.

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18 Aug

A New Home for Petunia's Place

Fresno children's bookstore Petunia's Place will celebrate its grand reopening on August 21 in the store's new location on North Palm Avenue. “We love the new location,” said co-owner Jean Fennacy.

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