BTW Articles

18 Jun

Preparations Underway for Chicago Independent Bookstore Day

Nine independent bookstores in Chicago, Illinois, are preparing to welcome customers for special deals, refreshments, and free books on Chicago Independent Bookstore Day, July 12, 2014.

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10 Jul

Get in the Running for a Holiday Bookstore Bonus From James Patterson

Bookstore employees, publishing professionals, authors, and bookstore shoppers can all submit bonus nominations on behalf of any current indie bookstore employee of an ABA member store.

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10 Jul
Adam Silvera book jacket debut for Infinity Son

Indie Booksellers Simultaneously Reveal Cover for Adam Silvera’s “Infinity Son”

Dozens of indie booksellers unveiled the cover at 1:00 p.m. EDT this afternoon and encouraged customers to pre-order the title at their local store.

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08 Jul
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July 11 Marketing Meetup to Look at “Catching the Romance Reader”

Bookseller speakers will share how they have delved into the world of romance through book clubs, pop-up shops, dreaming up annual celebration days, and generally being romance-friendly.

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09 Jul

A Few Post-Children’s Institute Reminders

Booksellers who attended Ci7 are asked to fill out session evaluations and keep an eye out for an overall event survey coming soon; those who didn’t attend can watch BTW for education coverage.

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09 Jul

Booksellers Aim to Bring Awareness to Indies on Amazon’s Prime Day

Green Apple Books has a number of Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter posts planned for Prime Day; all indie booksellers are invited to adapt these posts for their own use.

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09 Jul

Chief Financial Officer Robyn DesHotel to Leave ABA in August

DesHotel will be leaving her position to join the National Co+op Grocers, a business services cooperative for retail cooperative grocery stores located throughout the United States. 

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28 Jun

Booksellers at Ci7 Talk Event Strategies at Well-Read Black Girl Book Club Workshop

Booksellers gathered to share ideas and discuss the issue of diversity in booksellers’ stores and communities. 

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01 Jul

July Indie Next List e-Newsletter to Deliver to More Than 538,000 Customers

The June Indie Next List e-newsletter, powered by Shelf Awareness, will be sent to more than 538,000 customers at 142 ABA member stores on Thursday, July 4.

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01 Jul

Libro.fm’s July Audiobook Bestsellers

The Monthly Audiobook Bestseller List is based on sales through hundreds of independent bookstore locations participating in the Libro.fm audiobook program.

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