BTW Articles

13 Nov

Deadline Approaches for California Bookstore Day Orders

The full catalog of limited-edition, word-based items developed exclusively for NCIBA and SCIBA bookstores to sell on California Bookstore Day, May 3, 2014, is now available. Orders are due no later than December 1.

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02 Oct

A Q&A with Graeme Simsion, Author of October’s #1 Indie Next List Pick, The Rosie Project

Booksellers are singing praises for Graeme Simsion’s debut novel, The Rosie Project, their top pick for the October 2013 Indie Next List. Here, Simsion talks about the winding path that led to him to The Rosie Project and what booksellers can expect from him next.

Simsion recently spoke to Bookselling This Week about the winding path that led to him to The Rosie Project and what booksellers can expect from him next. - See more at: http://www.bookweb.org/news/qa-graeme-simsion-author-october%E2%80%99s-1...
Simsion recently spoke to Bookselling This Week about the winding path that led to him to The Rosie Project and what booksellers can expect from him next. - See more at: http://www.bookweb.org/news/qa-graeme-simsion-author-october%E2%80%99s-1...
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01 Aug

Boris Kachka, Author of August’s #1 Indie List Next Pick, on Hothouse

Author Boris Kachka talks about Hothouse: The Art of Survival and the Survival of Art at America’s Most Celebrated Publishing House, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, which holds the top spot on this month’s Indie Next List.

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10 Oct

Special Items for California Bookstore Day Revealed

Enthusiasm is revving up across the Golden State as preparations continue for the first California Bookstore Day, on May 3, 2014. Last week, booksellers at the NCIBA trade show learned about some of the limited edition, word-based items available exclusively for the day of the event.

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07 Nov

Tips for Passing on Thanks for Shopping Indie Holiday Cheer

Here’s both a look at some of the clever and creative ways ABA members rewarded customers during last year’s inaugural Thanks for Shopping Indie promotion and a peek at a plan or two for this year. Let us know what you’re planning for 2013!

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07 Nov

Amazon Offer Met With Chilly Reaction From Indies

This week, Amazon invited independent booksellers to sign up for its new Amazon Source program, which would allow retailers to sell Kindle devices and accessories in their stores and, in some states, earn a commission on e-book sales. Independent booksellers’ reactions have been strongly negative.

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07 Nov

Penguin Random House Announces Credit, Customer Service Integration

Penguin Random House has announced plans to unify its Credit and Customer Service functions, with new, integrated systems projected to go live in early 2015.

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29 Oct

Third Place Books’ New T-Shirts Designed With Community’s Help

Washington State’s Third Place Books tapped its customer base to solicit designs for new, limited-edition bookstore T-shirts, and the result was a slew of fresh and innovative ideas. 

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29 Oct

BookPeople of Moscow Digs Up History to Celebrate 40 Years

As Idaho’s BookPeople of Moscow approaches its 40th year in business, co-owner Carol Spurling is reconstructing the store’s history with a collection of videos, stories, and photographs.

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30 Oct

Lake Forest Book Store Welcomes New Owner

Eleanor Thorn, Lake Forest Book Store’s bookkeeper, purchased the store from Sue Boucher on October 9 and was met with a warm welcome from the community. 

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