BTW Articles

19 May

SCORE: A Resource for Small Businesses

SCORE offers small businesses access to free business counseling provided by people with a wide range of operational experience. SCORE counselor Herbert Marks will be a panelist at ABA's Day of Education at BEA.

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20 May

Around Indies

Bag Monster visits Little Falls; Crowd attends Palahniuk reading.

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27 May

Indies Choice Winners Feted at Celebration of Bookselling

This year's ABA Celebration of Bookselling Luncheon was a festive affair bringing together hundreds of indie booksellers and more than 40 authors whose works they nominated to the Indie Next Lists.

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27 May

Book & Author Breakfasts Draw Engaging Authors

Both the Children's and Adult Book & Author Breakfasts were highlights of BEA, featuring authors who were both funny and moving, often simultaneously.

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27 May

CEOs Have Spirited Debate on Industry Future

The opening session of ABA's Day of Education at BEA featured ABA's Oren Teicher and six other industry leaders debating "the value of the book."

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02 Jun

Bess the Book Bus Is Making the Rounds

Jennifer Frances is making her second cross-country literacy tour in Bess the Book Bus, distributing books to children along the way. Among her supporters are several independent bookstores.

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02 Jun

Editors Offer Their Favorites at BEA Panel

Six editors shared their favorite upcoming releases at the Editor's Buzz Panel at BookExpo America.

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03 Jun

The Best Way to Serve Tween Readers (and Their Parents)

Booksellers discussed the challenges and opportunities that 8-to-12-year-old readers represent, as part of ABA's Day of Education at BookExpo America.

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09 Jun

Russo's Customers Display Indie Fashion Sense

Russo's Books invited customers to a party built around the store's successful "Eat. Sleep. Read." T-shirts.

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10 Jun

Booksellers Face Up to New Reality

Bookstore owners shared their experiences with consignment programs, a green delivery service, and a newsletter-turned-magazine at a panel on alternative business models at ABA's Day of Education at BookExpo America.

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