BTW Articles

19 Jun

One Week Left to Submit to the ABACUS Survey

“ABACUS not only helps me run my business better, but it also allows ABA to illustrate to our industry partners the economic realities of indie bookstore operations,” said ABA Board President Jamie Fiocco.

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19 Jun

Registration Now Closed for Children’s Institute

Booksellers can reach out to ABA directly for last-minute entry into the ABC Children’s Institute and sign up on-site for the Events University, quidditch, and bookstore tours.

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14 Jun

Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in April

Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were up by 3.4 percent in April 2019 compared to April 2018, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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12 Jun

Batch for Books Electronic Invoicing System Heads to the U.S.

The software-assisted service helps initiate payments between vendors and bookstore retailers at no cost to bookstores.

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11 Jun

A Roundup of Results From BTW’s One-Second Survey

Check Bookselling This Week each Wednesday for a new one-second survey and catch the results in the following week’s issue. If you don’t want to miss out, subscribe to Bookselling This Week now.

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10 Jun

Tips for Showcasing Children’s Institute on Social Media

The ABC Children’s Institute is a perfect opportunity to share a unique bookselling experience with customers, friends and family, and fellow booksellers on social media.

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03 Jun

June 12 Deadline Nears for ABACUS-18 Financial Benchmarking Survey

ABACUS is “as necessary to our business as a point of sale system, a website, or phone system,” said Len Vlahos of Tattered Cover Book Store.

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03 Jun

June Indie Next List e-Newsletter to Deliver to More Than 538,000 Customers

The June Indie Next List e-newsletter, powered by Shelf Awareness, will be sent to more than 538,000 customers at 141 ABA member stores on Thursday, June 6.

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03 Jun

Summer/Fall 2019 Indies Introduce Signup Ends June 7

This year, publishers are once again offering specials on titles chosen for the Summer/Fall 2019 Indies Introduce program.

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05 Jun

Children’s Institute at Your Fingertips: Download the Ci7 App

Attendees can use the app to access the Children’s Institute schedule, create customized agendas, message fellow attendees, view keynote speakers and appearing authors, and more.

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