BTW Articles

16 Sep

ABA Board of Directors Announces Newly Appointed Booksellers

After ABA bookstore members voted to change the association bylaws, the ABA Nominating Committee put out a call for two Black booksellers to join the Board of Directors. Today, the board announces the results.

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16 Sep
Top 10 Things to Know About...

Sign Up for the “Top 10 Things to Know About...” Webinar Series on Improving Operational Workflow

The Thursday, September 17, conversation will look at streamlining your current processes — online fulfillment, curbside pickup, local delivery, etc. — to improve efficiency and accuracy.

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11 Sep
Indie gift guide

Indie Gift Guide Flier to Arrive in Stores in October Box Mailing

ABA’s Indie Gift Guide flier features 30 titles across a range of categories, including Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Mystery/Thriller, Graphic Works, and Other Great Gifts. 

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15 Sep

The Booker Prize Announces Shortlist

The winner will be announced in November and will receive £50,000 (about $64,365).

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14 Sep

Binc Offers Help for Booksellers Affected by Wildfires

The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation may be able to help owners or employees with personal household expenses related to the wildfires in the western United States. 

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16 Sep

ABA Announces Affinity Partnership With Crowdcast

The virtual event platform is offering a 20 percent discount to independent bookseller members of ABA.

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16 Sep
Nominate Now for the ABA Board of Directors Election

Nominate Yourself or a Fellow Bookseller for the ABA Board of Directors

Nominees that meet the minimum requirements will receive a form to fill out with more information and will be asked to provide two recommendation letters. Booksellers can nominate themselves or someone else.

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14 Sep

Professional Bookselling Certification Program Opens for Signups

During the NAIBA/SIBA fall conference, booksellers from all regions can take classes on “Event Management: Press Kits” and “Event Management: Virtual Platforms.”

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15 Sep
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October 8 Technology Meetup to Look at Shipping Tools

All ABA member booksellers are invited to participate in an upcoming Technology Meetup, where bookseller panelists will share details about their shipping software and platforms as well as helpful tips.

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14 Sep
Punching the Air book club: Wednesdays in October at 2:00 pm ET

Booksellers Invited to Order Signed Copies for “Punching the Air” Virtual Reading Series

HarperCollins has made available 50 eight-copy cartons of signed editions of Punching the Air for booksellers to offer to their customers during the October virtual reading series.

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