BTW Articles

21 May

BEA Bookseller-Oriented Education Includes Sessions on Graphic Novels and Social Media

BookExpo America is presenting a wide array of educational programming and special events at next week’s industry-wide convention, including several sessions specifically developed with indie booksellers in mind.

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13 May

Navigating BookExpo America: A Checklist

With BEA less than two weeks away, now is a good time to revisit a checklist of recommendations from booksellers who are accomplished at achieving their key business goals at the show while grabbing galleys, attending events, and making new connections.

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14 May

Book Club Hub Connects Indie Bookstores to Book Clubs and Readers

Book Club Hub, a project launched by BookBar owner Nicole Sullivan, is a national reading group networking site that aims to pair readers and book clubs with independent booksellers.

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14 May

Booksellers Talk Strategies for Successful Children’s Story Time Events

Here are some of the best tips and tricks for planning engaging story time events that were shared by booksellers at last month’s Children’s Institute.

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13 May

Introducing Pete Mulvihill, ABA’s Newest Board Member

Pete Mulvihill, the co-owner of Green Apple Books in San Francisco, is looking forward to bringing his expertise to the association’s Board of Directors while continuing to learn and grow with the ABA membership.

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13 May

Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in March

Retail sales at bookstores were up by 5.1 percent in March 2015 compared to March 2014, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.
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07 May

Ci3: Booksellers Share Tips for Hosting Children’s Birthday Parties

At last month’s Children’s Institute, three booksellers with extensive in-store birthday party programs led a discussion on how to get started and what book themes, activities, and packages to offer.

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07 May

Kickstarter Partners With Stripe, Drops Amazon Payments

Kickstarter, which previously processed funds through Amazon Payments, is now partnering with Stripe to collect and process credit card payments for all projects on the crowdfunding website.

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07 May

Meet Robyn DesHotel, ABA’s Chief Financial Officer

Robyn DesHotel joined ABA as the organization’s new chief financial officer in March. Two months into her new role, she talked with Bookselling This Week about her career in finance and her first months at ABA.

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29 Apr

Elizabeth Alexander on The Light of the World, May’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Distinguished poet Elizabeth Alexander is the author of The Light of the World, a heartbreaking memoir about the sudden death of her husband and the memories that make up a family. 

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