BTW Articles

13 Sep

Winter/Spring 2017 Indies Introduce Titles Announced, Signup Opens

For the ninth consecutive season, publishers are offering specials on 10 adult titles and 10 children’s titles chosen by panels of booksellers from across the U.S. as the top upcoming debuts.

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14 Sep

National Book Awards Longlists, Man Booker Shortlist Announced

This week, the National Book Foundation announced the longlists for the Young People’s Literature, Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction National Book Awards, and six authors were shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

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14 Sep

October Workshops to Illustrate Principles of Successful Financial Management

ABA’s Principles of Bookstore Finance Workshops, to be held just prior to the NAIBA and NCIBA trade shows, will help booksellers understand the five components of financial management and how to apply these theories to real bookstore situations.

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13 Sep

West Coast Indies Warmly Welcome University of Texas Press’ Gianna LaMorte

To show appreciation for indie booksellers’ support of University of Texas Press’ titles this year, assistant director and sales manager Gianna LaMorte spent nine days on the road visiting 30 indie bookstores along the West Coast.

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07 Sep

Ingram Chief Content Officer Phil Ollila on the Integration of Perseus’ Distribution Businesses

Ingram Content Group Chief Content Officer Phil Ollila discusses what independent booksellers should expect from the recent integration of Perseus publisher services brands with Ingram Publisher Services.

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31 Aug

Nick Setka Remembered by Book Passage Colleagues

Longtime bookseller Nick Setka died on Friday, August 26, of cancer. He was a manager at Book Passage in Corte Madera and San Francisco, California.

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31 Aug

Facebook Rolls Out New Look for Business Pages

Booksellers should take a moment to review their store’s Facebook page as the social media site continues to transition business pages to a new layout that puts greater emphasis on the cover photo and Call-to-Action button.

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23 Aug

Four-Eyed Frog Books Becomes Community-Owned

Twenty-three community members in the small Northern California town of Gualala recently became the owners of Four-Eyed Frog Books. The new shareholders are a diverse group, but all have a passion for keeping the bookstore open and thriving.

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23 Aug

Milkweed Books to Celebrate Grand Opening September 20

Milkweed Books, a nonprofit bookstore owned and operated by independent publisher Milkweed Editions, is nearly ready for its debut at Open Book, the nonprofit literary arts center in Minneapolis.

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17 Aug

Ann Patchett on “Commonwealth,” September’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Ann Patchett talks to BTW about her seventh novel, Commonwealth, which examines how one chance encounter irrevocably changed the course of two families’ lives. 

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