BTW Articles

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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06 Mar

Bancard Offers New Credit Card Processing Option for ABA Members

The American Booksellers Association has formed a new affiliate partnership with Bancard Systems, a credit card processing company that is offering exclusive, low rates for ABA member bookstores and free side-by-side rate comparisons. 

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06 Mar

ABA Welcomes Kobo’s Nicole Elliott to White Plains Offices

In an effort to optimize the Kobo experience for ABA bookstore members, Kobo’s Nicole Elliott will be working at the association’s offices for several days each month and will be available to member bookstores and ABA’s Kobo team.

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05 Mar

Original Artwork by M. Sarah Klise Up for Grabs at Children’s Institute

Booksellers attending next month’s Children’s Institute in San Antonio, Texas, will be in the running to win an original piece of artwork by award-winning illustrator M. Sarah Klise. 

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27 Feb

A Q&A With Gabrielle Zevin, Author of April’s #1 Indie Next List Pick, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

The talk of the independent bookselling community, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry follows the life of a bookstore owner as he deals with the trials and tribulations of life, love, and the book business. Here, author Gabrielle Zevin discusses the inspiration for her story and how she learned so much about the inner workings of the book business without stepping behind a checkout counter.

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