BTW Articles

27 Mar

Cincinnati Area Bookstores and Libraries Team to Celebrate Indies First Storytime Day

Joseph-Beth Booksellers is teaming with other indie bookstores and libraries in Cincinnati and nearby areas to promote a community reading program leading up to the May 17 celebration of Indies First Storytime Day.

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27 Mar

Cash Flow Strategies Within Reach

While stores may vary in the way they approach cash flow, it’s important to make time to plan ahead for the proper management of income and expenses to best maintain the inflow and outflow of bookstore funds. Here’s a look at some of the cash flow practices employed by three stores of different sizes.

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19 Mar

California Bookstore Day Announces Event to the Media

The details of California Bookstore Day were officially announced to the media on Tuesday in a press release highlighting the inaugural celebration of the vitality and diversity of independent bookstores on May 3, 2014. 

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20 Mar

Spring Forums Generate Discussion and Ideas Among Booksellers

More than 200 current and prospective booksellers have enjoyed conversation and education at the six regional Spring Booksellers Forums held this month. The schedule continues next week with three forums on the West Coast. 

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20 Mar

Paulina Springs Remodels Sisters Store

Paulina Springs Books recently remodeled its Sisters, Oregon, store, replacing the flooring, touching up the paint, and bringing in new fixtures to create an open, welcoming space for shoppers.

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18 Mar

Free Gift Show Access Available to Booksellers

Urban Expositions, which manages and produces gift shows throughout the year in locations around the country, is welcoming booksellers to attend its exhibitions free of charge.

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19 Mar

Growing List of Authors and Illustrators Look to Pair With Bookstores for Indies First Storytime Day

More than 80 of the 100-plus authors and illustrators who have already signed up to read to children on Indies First Storytime Day are waiting to be contacted by local bookstores interested in hosting an event. 

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20 Mar

Building Passion to Inspire Word-of-Mouth Sales

At Winter Institute 2014, Brains on Fire’s Geno Church presented a variety of case studies on word-of-mouth marketing to help booksellers inspire indie bookstore passion among their customers.

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13 Mar

L.A. Times Festival of Books Adds Indies

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books has added IndieBound buy buttons to its website’s authors and performers page in response to last week’s outcry over the exclusive Amazon purchasing links provided for each of the event’s participating authors.

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13 Mar

Bookstores Can Soon Sell, Buy Back Used Textbooks Through Ingram

Independent booksellers will soon be able to sell and buy back used higher education textbooks through Ingram Content Group’s expanded textbook program.

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