BTW Articles

06 Feb

Booksellers Team With Educators, Publishers to Tackle Common Core Challenges

The Winter Institute session “ABC Group Presents: Using Common Core to Develop Your Community Profile” delved into the expanding relationship between independent booksellers and local educators and highlighted ways they can work together and with publishers on Common Core issues.

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05 Feb

Daily Candy Features Indie Next List

Daily Candy, an online resource for fashion, beauty, entertainment, food, and fun, has teamed with IndieBound to feature the full selection of bookseller-recommended titles from the Indie Next List each month.

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06 Feb

Bookseller Fosters Better Decision-Making With Decisive Offer

Crown Business is offering booksellers the opportunity to send a free copy of Decisive, by Chip Heath and Dan Heath, to three local businesses. Before learning about the offer, Inklings Bookshop owner Susan Richmond gave, at the store’s expense, seven copies of Decisive to local city council members in Yakima, Washington. 

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30 Jan

ABA Announces Spring Forum Schedule

This spring, from March 5 to April 30, ABA will be traveling around the country to meet with booksellers at a series of forum programs held in conjunction with the regional bookseller associations. All indie booksellers — ABA members and non-members alike — are invited to attend.

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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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