BTW Articles

08 Mar
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Spring Forum Coming Up in SIBA Region

Booksellers attending one of the upcoming Spring Forums are invited to sign up to test drive an ABA membership through August 31.

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08 Mar

Petitions for Additional Board Candidates Due March 15

A ballot for the 2019 Board elections will be sent to ABA members via e-mail at the beginning of April; the deadline for return of the ballots will be April 30.

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12 Mar

Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in December

Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were up by 9.2 percent in December 2018 compared to December 2017, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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12 Mar
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Registration for Children’s Institute Underway

Registration is filling up fast for the American Booksellers Association’s seventh ABC Children’s Institute, which will be held June 26–28 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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06 Mar
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ABA Offers Free Trial Membership at Spring Forums

Booksellers attending one of the upcoming Spring Forums are invited to sign up to test drive an ABA membership through August 31.

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06 Mar

Start Taking Pre-orders Now for “The Mueller Report”

Booksellers can take pre-orders now for two upcoming titles featuring the report on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian influence on the 2016 election of Donald Trump.

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01 Mar

Libro.fm’s March 2019 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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01 Mar

Five More Booksellers Head to Children’s Institute on Scholarships

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation and Publishers Weekly are sponsoring a number of additional scholarships to send booksellers to the 2019 Children’s Institute in Pittsburgh.

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06 Mar

Gear Up for Independent Bookstore Day

With less than two months to go until Independent Bookstore Day, April 27, here are some tips for how participating stores can start spreading the news.

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20 Feb
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Join ABA for the 2019 Spring Bookseller Forums

At the forums, ABA will present the education session “ABACUS and Pre-Orders: Two Programs You Can’t Do Without” in addition to a general discussion about industry issues.

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