BTW Articles

30 Jan

Winter Institute 2014 Wins Accolades

More than 500 ABA member booksellers, 59 publishing companies, 78 authors, dozens of service providers and other industry professionals, and almost 30 international guests from 12 countries took part in the American Booksellers Association’s ninth annual Winter Institute last week in Seattle. 

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30 Jan

Informational Site for IndieCommerce Upgrade Unveiled

As the IndieCommerce team begins to transition participating stores’ sites to the Drupal 7 platform, booksellers can keep up on all upgrade details by visiting the newly unveiled IndieCommerce informational site.

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30 Jan

Two Contests Offer Chances to Win Money and Prizes

Small business owners have until February 9 to enter FedEx’s Small Business Grant Contest, with the opportunity to win a grant worth up to $25,000, and until February 25 to create a submission video for BizClips’ Small Business Video Contest, which will present the winner with $2,500 worth of products to make over their business.

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15 Jan

Fundraising Effort Underway for Bookstore Owner Scott Meyer

Booksellers, friends, family, and colleagues are coming together to support Scott Meyer, the owner of Merritt Bookstore in Millbrook, New York, as he undergoes treatments for cancer.

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16 Jan

Biblio Offers New Sign-ups $50 in BiblioBucks

Biblio is extending a limited-time offer to indie booksellers who join the Biblio community before January 31, 2014. Stores that sign up before the end of this month will receive a $50 BiblioBucks bonus.

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15 Jan

California Bookstore Day Plans in Full Swing

California Bookstore Day has tallied 80 bookstores that will be participating in its inaugural celebration on May 3, 2014. Thirteen special word-based items to be created especially for the day are now in the works. 

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15 Jan

Children’s Institute: Register Now to Secure a Spot

Registration for ABA’s 2014 Children’s Institute in San Antonio, Texas, is open, and booksellers are encouraged to sign up now to secure a spot at this all-day networking and educational event for children’s booksellers.

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15 Jan

Kobo Accessories Now Available to Booksellers Online

Booksellers can now order Kobo accessories quickly and easily on Kobo.com. Options include covers and cases for Kobo devices in a variety of colors and styles.

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15 Jan

IndieReader to Offer Self-Published Titles on Edelweiss

IndieReader has launched the IndieReader In-Store program, which will offer self-published titles as part of a branded collection aimed at the 37,000 book industry professionals using Edelweiss.

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09 Jan

Stellar Lineup of Speakers on Tap for Winter Institute

Dan Heath, Ray Oldenburg, Ryan Coonerty, and members of the Seattle7Writers are among the presenters who will share their expertise at this month’s Winter Institute on topics from social media and marketing to business decision-making and the need for third places.

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