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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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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14 Jul

Bookstores and Libraries Working Together

Independent booksellers have found that when they are able to connect with local librarians, the partnership benefits both the bookstore and the library.

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14 Jul

BTW News Briefs

Walker leaving Midwest Booksellers Association; Blog promotes indie bookstore opportunities; Thriller winners announced

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21 Jul

Rediscovered Reopens

Rediscovered Bookshop has just reopened after moving to a new location in downtown Boise, Idaho.

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21 Jul

Book-Based Camps Take Off at Indies

As awareness of bookstore day camps grows each summer, some stores have found programs that work with smaller staffs and shorter schedules.

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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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