BTW Articles

05 Jun

Banners, Stickers Promote Sales of Hachette Titles at Indie Bookstores

In the face of the Hachette-Amazon controversey, ABA has produced digital banners and stickers for booksellers to use to promote the availability of all titles at their stores. A hi-res file of the “I didn’t buy it on Amazon” sticker featured on the June 4 episode of The Colbert Report is also available.

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04 Jun

Books Inc. Video Uncovers What Makes Pandas Sad

The importance of shopping at independent retailers is a message that Books Inc. has taken to the Internet in a new video that highlights the lifecycle of a book and just what makes pandas sad.

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04 Jun

BookCon Panel Highlights Need for Diverse Books

Nine speakers took to the stage at the inaugural BookCon to discuss the absence of diverse characters in modern literature and the role booksellers can take in the #WeNeedDiverseBooks movement.

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05 Jun

Share Vonnegut’s Words of Advice This Graduation Season

Seven Stories Press is making available to ABA members a commencement speech from the collection If This Isn’t Nice, What Is? written by Kurt Vonnegut and edited by Dan Wakefield. 

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30 May

Brick-and-Mortar Retail in the Spotlight at BEA

Industry professionals discussed the spirit and strength of the independent bookselling community, the continued power of the buy local movement, and the balance between print and digital content at the Wednesday education session “The Future of Brick-and-Mortar Retailing.”

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22 May

Indies Highlight Shelves Well Stocked With Hachette Titles

As consumers face long wait times for Hachette titles shipping from Amazon.com, many independent booksellers are prominently displaying the publisher’s books in stores and online. 

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22 May

Children’s Institute Panel Offers Tips on Growing Event Programming

Booksellers who attended a session on expanding author events at last month’s Children’s Institute left with a variety of ideas for creating enticing and exciting in-store and offsite events for kids.

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15 May

Celebrate With Penguin Random House and Algonquin Books at Hotel ABA

All ABA member booksellers at BEA are invited to two evening celebrations at Hotel ABA, the Grand Hyatt New York.

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15 May

Booksellers Get Schooled on Educator Events at Children’s Institute

At last month’s Children’s Institute, booksellers shared best practices for welcoming area teachers and librarians into their stores for productive, community-building events.

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24 Apr

Signup Opens for the Summer/Fall Indies Introduce Promotion

Booksellers have selected 10 adult Debut Author and 10 children’s New Voices titles by the brightest new talents for the Summer/Fall 2014 Indies Introduce promotion. The sign-up page features bookseller reviews for each title and all promotion details.

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