BTW Articles

30 Jun

GetGlue Users Check In With IndieBound

The GetGlue iPhone app offers readers a new way to connect with the Indie Next List.

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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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01 Jul

Strong Websites Increase Indies' Reach

As a growing number of independent booksellers look to make their online presence a key part of their store identity, it is important to ensure that the bookstore website is as productive as possible.

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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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07 Jul

Malaprop's Finds Sweet Spot With Twitter

After SIBA's Southern Social Networking Summit, Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe set up a Twitter account. Manager Linda Barrett Knopp said it's one of the store's best moves.

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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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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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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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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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The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.



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