BTW Articles

09 Oct

Start Planning: Special Indies First Publisher Offers Begin October 20

Booksellers have the opportunity this month to take advantage of special offers from publishers looking to support the Indies First campaign. “We’ll certainly be taking advantage of these offers for Small Business Saturday,” said Carole Horne of Harvard Book Store, “and I hope indies all get the word.”

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02 Oct

Indies First Message Reaches Thousands Through Social Media

With the support of Indies First spokespeople Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer, social media is abuzz with excitement for Indies First events to be held on Small Business Saturday, November 29.

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01 Oct

Dallas School Officials Ban, Reinstate Seven Protested Titles

Following complaints from parents about mature content, seven books were removed from the Highland Park Independent School District’s reading list, including The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein, who said he was baffled by the school’s decision.

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24 Sep

Lee & Low Looks to Bring Diverse Children’s Books to Independent Bookstores

In light of the push to make more diverse books available to all interested readers, Lee & Low Books aims to expand its reach and establish new relationships with the independent bookselling market.

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25 Sep

ABC Children’s Group Launches E-Newsletter

The ABC One-Two-Three newsletter, an exclusive benefit for members of the ABC Group at ABA, will arrive via e-mail every other month with important news and updates.

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24 Sep

Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer Call on Authors to Support Indies First Campaign

In a letter released this week, authors Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer are calling on their fellow authors to show their support for Indies First by signing up to be booksellers at their favorite independent bookstores on November 29, Small Business Saturday.

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17 Sep

Authors United Calls on Amazon’s Board of Directors

More than 1,000 authors have signed off on a letter to Amazon’s board of directors to request that each member look at Amazon’s actions against Hachette Book Group and consider whether they support them.

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17 Sep

Left Bank Books Facilitates Community Dialogue With #FergusonReads

Located just a few miles from Ferguson, Missouri, Left Bank Books is initiating the #FergusonReads book group to help foster discussions about the recent shooting of Michael Brown Jr.

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18 Sep

Broadcast the Indies First Message With New Designs

To help booksellers spread the spirit of the ever-growing Indies First campaign, ABA has created brand-new Indies First designs, which can be used to create in-store materials and to promote the movement online.

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15 Sep

Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in July

Retail sales at bookstores were down by 5.1 percent in July 2014 compared to July 2013, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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