BTW Articles

08 Jan

Book Industry, Free Speech Groups Condemn Charlie Hebdo Attack

The American Booksellers Association and the American Booksellers for Free Expression have joined the National Coalition Against Censorship in condemning this week’s terrorist attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

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08 Jan

A Q&A With Christopher Scotton, Author of January’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Christopher Scotton, the debut author of The Secret Wisdom of the Earth, talks about what inspired him to write a novel, the real-life experiences he brought to the story, and how he learned about the people and places of the book’s setting, the Appalachian Mountains.

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11 Dec

Hand-Picked Indie Favorites Hit the 2014 Indie Bestseller Lists

As 2014 draws to a close, the many favorite titles that independent booksellers enthusiastically hand-sold and helped book buyers discover during the year are appearing across the year-end Indie Bestseller Lists.

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22 Dec

Independent Bookstore Day Reveals 2015 Logo

Claire Anderson-Ramos of The Book Cellar in Chicago, Illinois, has created a colorful, inspiring logo for Independent Bookstore Day.

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22 Dec

Deadlines Approach for Wi10 Conference Fee Refund and Special Rate at Renaissance Hotel

Two important Winter Institute deadlines are drawing near: December 31 is the last day for booksellers to cancel their conference registration and still receive a refund; January 9 is the deadline to secure the special ABA rate for accommodations at the overflow hotel, the Renaissance Asheville.

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18 Dec

New Year, New Ventures: Three Bookstores to Open Branches in 2015

Three communities will be welcoming indie booksellers next year as Third Place Books, HugoBooks, and Anderson’s Bookshops each make plans to open an additional branch store. 

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18 Dec

James Patterson Fulfills $1M Pledge

Author James Patterson has announced the final 81 bookstores that will be receiving a total of $473,000 in grants as part of his $1 million Saving Bookstores, Saving Lives campaign.

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10 Dec

ABA Announces Partnership With Public Television’s Well Read

Readers visiting the website of the public television program Well Read will now find IndieBound included as a purchasing option for featured titles.

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11 Dec

Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in October

Retail sales at bookstores were down by 0.5 percent in October 2014 compared to October 2013, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.
 
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04 Dec

Bookstores Shine on Second Annual Indies First

The second annual Indies First on Small Business Saturday marked the kickoff of the holiday shopping season for Main Street businesses, and with more than 420 bookstores hosting 1,200-plus author volunteers on Saturday, November 29, independent booksellers across the nation were celebrating in full swing. 

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