BTW Articles

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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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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16 Jun

Booksellers Try “Getting Into Bed” With Bloggers

Booksellers around the country have started teaming up with local bloggers to promote events, increase sales, and expand their reach in both the online and physical communities.

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27 Jul

New Owners Have High Hopes for Blue Ridge

Allison Best-Teague and Jo Gilley, the new owners of Blue Ridge Books, look forward to continuing the store's welcoming atmosphere.

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17 Jun

Exploring Facebook's Ad Options

Facebook offers an inexpensive, targeted ad platform that may help booksellers reach new customers.

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28 Jul

A Year In, Edelweiss Is Going Strong

A year after the launch of Edelweiss, Above the Treeline's digital catalog platform, both booksellers and sales reps who use the system are delighted with it.

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22 Jun

New Linden Tree Owners Are Excited, Optimistic

The new owners of Linden Tree Children's Recordings & Books, Dianne Edmonds and Jill Curcio, plan to continue the store's strong links to its community.

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28 Jul

Around Indies

 Taylor Books marks 15 years; Lift Bridge celebrates local connections; Melville House lauds indies

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23 Jun

Mayersohn Settles In at Harvard

A year and a half after becoming the owner of Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Jeffrey Mayersohn said the experience has been “wild and fantastic.”

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29 Jul

More on Reaction to Wylie's Backlist Move

Much of the reaction to the Wylie Agency's creation of a publishing subsidiary that will sell e-books exclusively through Amazon's Kindle platform addressed the disadvantage that independent bookstores and other retailers now face.

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