BTW Articles

01 May

Suggested Titles Announced for Upcoming Well-Read Black Girl Book Clubs

Well-Read Black Girl founder Glory Edim and ABA have provided a list of titles for participating book clubs to try in June, July, and August.

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23 Apr

Remember to Report to the Indie Bestseller List

As Independent Bookstore Day approaches this Saturday, April 27, stores are reminded to report to the Indie Bestseller Lists during the busy weekend to demonstrate the power of independents.

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18 Apr

Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in February

Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were down by 6.4 percent in February 2019 compared to February 2018, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census. As of April 18, the year-to-date sales among ABA member stores, as reported to the weekly Indie Bestseller Lists, are even with 2018.

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24 Apr

Watch Your Inbox for the 2019 Independent Business Survey

On Thursday, April 25, booksellers will receive an e-mail from ABA with a link to a survey from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and the Advocates for Independent Business.

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17 Apr

Independent Bookstore Day Merchandise on Its Way to Stores

Shipments of exclusive, literary-themed merchandise began this week and will arrive at participating stores in time for Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 27.

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15 Apr

Sales of “The Big Disruption” to Benefit Binc

Former Google executive Jessica Powell, author of The Big Disruption: A Totally Fictional But Essentially True Silicon Valley Story, is donating her share of print proceeds to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation.

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10 Apr

Share Your Info for a Chance to Earn a BookExpo Bestsellers Grant

The brand-new grant program was designed by BookExpo this year to make it possible for new independent booksellers to experience and benefit from all that the event has to offer.

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01 Apr

Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in January

Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were down by 10.6 percent in January 2019 compared to January 2018, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census. As of March 27, the year-to-date sales among ABA member stores, as reported to the weekly Indie Bestseller Lists, are up nearly one percent over 2018.

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03 Apr

Navigating BookExpo 2019: A Checklist

BookExpo can be both exciting and overwhelming. For booksellers who have never attended or those who want to maximize their time at the show, here’s a checklist to help you draft a plan of action. 

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11 Mar

Get Schooled: Watch Wi14 Education Session Videos Now on BookWeb

Topics include thriving as a new owner, creating dazzling displays, managing a multi-location business, mixing bookstores and bars, building successful relationships with publishers, and more.

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