BTW Articles

24 Feb

PRH to Kick Off BookExpo With Party at New Yorker Hotel

Independent booksellers attending BookExpo are invited to join Penguin Random House to kick off the 2020 trade show with nightcaps at The New Yorker, a Wyndham Hotel.

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26 Feb

Children’s Institute Hotel Reservations Open Now

Attendees can also sign up to go for the gold in the brand-new Bookseller Olympics. Children’s Institute will be held June 22–24 at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona.

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19 Feb

BTW News Briefs

BookExpo announces children’s breakfast speakers; RWA to hold special election; California Consumer Privacy Act sees update; Panorama Project announces new initiatives; James Patterson named Bookstore Champion; Harlequin’s Love Inspired to launch paperback program; Personnel changes at Holt, S&S; Winners named for LA Times Book Prize, Ripped Bodice awards, Southern Book Prize; Shortlist out for Aspen Words Literary Prize; Nominees and longlists announced for WNBA Pannell Award, PEN/Faulkner Award, Reading the West Book Award, AAP Prose Awards

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19 Feb

2020 BookExpo Hotel Reservations, Event Registration Underway

The annual trade show, which will feature a variety of programming for American Booksellers Association members, will be held from Wednesday, May 27, through Friday, May 29.

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19 Feb

Applications Underway for BookExpo Bestsellers Grant Program

The grant includes a three-night stay at The New Yorker, a Wyndham Hotel, and $150 in BookExpo Bucks.

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19 Feb

2020 Children’s Institute Registration Opens

The American Booksellers Association’s eighth ABC Children’s Institute will be held June 22–24 at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona.

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19 Feb

ABA’s February 27 Marketing Meetup to Look at Edelweiss360

Edelweiss360 is a new service that allows booksellers to efficiently craft and send store-branded, personalized emails to customers based on individual purchase behavior and staff knowledge of customers. 

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14 Feb

Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in December

Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were down by 7.6 percent in December 2019 compared to December 2018, according to preliminary figures from the Bureau of the Census. 

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12 Feb

Registration Deadline March 1 for 2020 Find Waldo Local Campaign

The campaign, which runs the entire month of July, brings together small business communities across the nation in hosting scavenger hunts for the striped and bespectacled picture book character. 

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12 Feb

Batch for Books Announces U.S. Customer Service Hire

Nathan Halter, who previously worked at the American Booksellers Association and Doylestown Bookshop, will serve as Batch for Book’s U.S. customer service representative.

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