BTW Articles

10 Jun

Lee & Low to Host Webinar on Planning a Successful Virtual Author Visit

The webinar aims to take attendees step-by-step through the process of planning and executing a successful author visit, virtually or in person.

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10 Jun
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Monthly Indie Next List Goes Back to Print

The monthly printed fliers, which were temporarily migrated to digital-only format, will once again be printed and included in monthly box mailings to bookstores.

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10 Jun

Sign Up for Upcoming Technology, Marketing Meetups

On June 11, hear from Angela Trigg of Haunted Bookshop, who has created a chatbot through which customers can place orders on the store’s website. On June 25, learn more about marketing your store to a school.

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10 Jun
Three top-selling antiracism titles:White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, How to Be an Antiracist, and So You Want to Talk About Race

Top 50 Titles Selling on IndieCommerce Sites: Antiracism Leads the Chart

As publishers return to print for out-of-stock titles, booksellers have the advantage of hand-selling (whether in-person, by phone, or by email) alternative titles to customers in search of works that have sold out.

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10 Jun

Booksellers, Publishers Invited to Submit Cover Ideas for Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

The catalog will feature frontlist titles published in the year 2020, but will not include holiday books so that the catalog may be used year-round.

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10 Jun

Hummingbird Digital Media Acquired by 360 Media Direct

ABA partnered with Hummingbird in 2018 for e-book sales. The free, turnkey e-book and audiobook retailing platform allows bookstores to have their own branded and customizable storefront.

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10 Jun
Find Waldo Local

Find Waldo Local Digital Begins July 1

The digital campaign will run the entire summer, from July 1 to August 31, 2020. No registration is required, there are no order minimums, and all ABA member stores are invited to join in.

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10 Jun

Children’s Institute Registration Underway

The July 15–16 virtual event will feature sessions on representation in young adult and middle grade sci-fi and fantasy titles; an antiracism training with Cultures Connecting; a talk on store voice, online sales, and profitability; rep picks presentations; and more.

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10 Jun
ABA Coffee Break

ABA Coffee Breaks Continue Every Tuesday

This regular live forum offers booksellers the opportunity to talk with one another about any bookselling-related topics.

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