BTW Articles

07 Oct

Turntable Project Spins Vinyl Into Sales Opportunity and Charity Effort

In response to a surge in demand for vinyl, book industry veteran Carl Lennertz has founded the Turntable Project, through which booksellers can stock their stores with new vinyl and turntables and also nominate a local school in need to receive a record player of its own.

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08 Oct

Direct Purchasing of Devices From Kobo Starts October 12

Beginning October 12, ABA member bookstores can order the brand-new Aura H2O and Glo HD eReaders directly from a new Kobo corporate site. New Kobo promotional designs are also available in ABA’s Designs and Downloads for both devices.

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07 Oct

Record Number of Publishers Sign On to Support Winter Institute 11

ABA’s 11th annual Winter Institute is made possible by the generous support of Ingram Content Group, the event’s lead sponsor, and additional support from more than 70 publishers large and small.

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01 Oct

Strong Print, Slow E-Book Sales Make Headlines

Following a September 22 New York Times article that highlighted a downturn in e-book sales, other national, local, and international media outlets have been sharing the news that print books remain a favorite for readers and that physical bookstores are benefitting. 

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01 Oct

Small Press Profile: Steerforth Press and Hanover Publisher Services

Steerforth Press, which launched its first list in 1994, has established a reputation for quality fiction and nonfiction. Through its distribution services arm, Hanover Publisher Services, it provides sales and marketing support to several small publishers as well as distribution through PRHPS.

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30 Sep

Authors, Book Lovers to Slumber in Style at BookBar’s BookBed

Later this fall, Denver, Colorado’s BookBar will open BookBed, a cozy and comfortable book-themed bed and breakfast, as part of an extensive store expansion.

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24 Sep

Winter Institute Book Swap to Celebrate Backlist Favorites

All Winter Institute 11 attendees are invited to share their favorite backlist book with friends and colleagues at the first-ever Backlist Book Swap, to be held on Saturday evening, January 23. A form is available on BookWeb.org for booksellers to share their favorite under-read book with ABA now.

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23 Sep

ABA to Showcase Indies Introduce Picks at Regional Shows

Booksellers can stop by ABA’s booth at the upcoming regional trade shows to check out many of the Winter/Spring 2016 Indies Introduce picks.

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24 Sep

POS Vendors Prepare for October 1 Deadline for EMV Transition

As the credit card industry prepares to shift to EMV chip card technology, several point-of-sale vendors working on transitioning bookstores to new equipment have provided status updates as well as contact information for booksellers looking to learn more.

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17 Sep

Nielsen Children’s Book Summit Highlights Strong and Growing Industry

At Wednesday’s Nielsen Children’s Book Summit, publishers, booksellers, and readers gathered to discuss industry trends and insights. Among the event’s panels was one featuring indie booksellers, which focused on the importance of bricks-and-mortar retailing to the children’s book market.

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