BTW Articles

03 Oct

University Press Week: An Invitation to Celebrate

The Association of American University Presses and its members are inviting independent booksellers to join in celebrating the second annual University Press Week, to be held from November 10 through 16.

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26 Sep

Indies Introduce Debuts: Choose Titles Now for Spring 2014

Two teams of booksellers have chosen the hottest upcoming debut titles to be part of the Indies Introduce spring promotion. There are 10 adult Debut Author picks and 10 children’s New Voices titles to choose from and an array of bookseller blurbs to help you decide before the October 25 sign-up deadline.

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26 Sep

LIBRIS Speaks to the Needs of Independent Bookstores

Created by ABA specifically to meet the needs of independent bookstores, LIBRIS offers tailored and affordable property, liability, and workers’ compensation insurance through local brokers across the country.

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19 Sep

Signup Opens for Indies Introduce Spring Promotion

Twenty titles have been selected for the Spring 2014 Indies Introduce promotion — 10 adult Debut Author picks and 10 children’s New Voices, all chosen by booksellers as the best in new talent for the upcoming season. 

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19 Sep

ABA Offers Membership Special for Used Bookstores

A special promotion offers ABA membership to used bookstores for just $100, half the annual price of used bookstore membership, if stores sign up before December 31, 2013.

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12 Sep

BerkShares Keep Spending Local

The local currency program BerkShares is celebrating its seventh anniversary of keeping local dollars in the community. More than four million BerkShares have circulated since the program’s inception and the number of participating businesses has grown to more than 400.

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05 Sep

IndieCommerce Institute Session Details Revealed

Session details are now available for the upcoming IndieCommerce Institutes, to be held on September 19 in New Orleans and on October 2 in San Francisco. 

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05 Sep

“Mud Season” Author to Chat With Customers Via Hotline

Ellen Stimson, author of the October Indie Next List pick Mud Season: How One Woman’s Dream of Moving to Vermont, Raising Children, Chickens and Sheep, and Running the Old Country Store Pretty Much Led to One Calamity After Another, is offering her ear to bookstore customers in a unique promotion.

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05 Sep

Indie Bookstores in America Focus of New Film

A new film, created for the Lewisburg Literary Festival and now available on Vimeo, features booksellers from across the country discussing books, bookselling, and how bookstores contribute to the health of communities nationwide. Several well-known authors also make an appearance.

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29 Aug

Granada Books Fast Becoming Community Hub

Since Granada Books opened its doors on June 20, owners Sharon Hoshida and Emmett McDonough have been working hard to establish the store as Santa Barbara, California’s community and cultural hub.

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