BTW Articles

19 Jul

Booksellers and Librarians Share Tips for Successful Partnerships

During a joint education session with the American Library Association, bookseller and library panelists at the ABC Children’s Institute discussed how to create and sustain mutually beneficial partnerships.

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15 Jul

Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in May

Retail sales at bookstores were up by 3.1 percent in May 2016 compared to May 2015, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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12 Jul

ABA Book Buyer’s Handbook Updated and Improved

Recent changes to the ABA Book Buyer’s Handbook now make it easier than ever to access key information about publishers, distributors, and wholesalers.

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11 Jul

Papercuts J.P. Anthology Commemorates Bookstore’s First Year

The Papercuts Anthology: What Happened Here encapsulates the magic of Papercuts J.P.’s first year in business by featuring works from many of the store’s visiting authors.

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12 Jul

Jeff James on Disney’s Approach to Business Excellence

ABC Children’s Institute featured speaker Jeff James, vice president and general manager of the Disney Institute, shared how Disney has mastered the customer experience by creating a healthy employee culture.

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05 Jul

Dr. Dana Suskind on Closing the Achievement Gap Through Language

During a featured talk at last month’s ABC Children’s Institute, Dr. Dana Suskind discussed the critical importance of early language exposure to the developing child.

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29 Jun

Indie Booksellers Celebrate, Gather Inspiration at Children’s Institute

ABA members left last week’s ABC Children’s Institute inspired by a range of keynote presentations, education sessions, networking opportunities, and more.

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29 Jun

Children’s Book Market Trends and Opportunities Featured at Ci4

Kristen McLean, resident children’s specialist at Nielsen Book, shared key content trends in children’s books, as well as potential opportunities for capturing new readers, during a featured talk at the 2016 Children’s Institute.

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15 Jun

Off the Shelf to Interview Ci4 Backlist Book Swappers

Book recommendation website and newsletter Off the Shelf will be on hand at the Children’s Institute Backlist Book Swap to interview participants on camera about the backlist children’s book they will be sharing with colleagues.

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14 Jun

Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in April

Retail sales at bookstores were up by 9.7 percent in April 2016 compared to April 2015, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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