BTW Articles

19 Jun

Teaching for Change, Supporters React to Limbaugh Slam

The Teaching for Change Bookstore in Washington, D.C., was called racist and bigoted by Rush Limbaugh on his radio show for not carrying copies of his children’s books, but the store is receiving words of support from across the country.

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12 Jun

Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in April

Retail sales at bookstores were down by 1.3 percent in April 2014 compared to April 2013, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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11 Jun

A Q&A With Laura McBride, Author of the #1 June Indie Next List Pick We Are Called to Rise

Laura McBride, author of We Are Called to Rise, recently spoke to BTW about how she developed three wildly different characters, what drew her to the varied and lively setting of Las Vegas, and her love for indie bookstores.

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11 Jun

Industry Experts Weigh in on Common Core at BEA

Expert panelists gathered last month at BookExpo America to discuss both how the Common Core State Standards will affect booksellers, librarians, and publishers and what opportunities this change presents for the book industry.

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12 Jun

A Look at Coverage to Date of the Hachette-Amazon Dispute

As national media outlets continue to address the Hachette-Amazon controversy, ABA has developed a resource list of news reports, bookseller responses, author comments, and more to help inform the independent bookselling community and its supporters.

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05 Jun

Banners, Stickers Promote Sales of Hachette Titles at Indie Bookstores

In the face of the Hachette-Amazon controversey, ABA has produced digital banners and stickers for booksellers to use to promote the availability of all titles at their stores. A hi-res file of the “I didn’t buy it on Amazon” sticker featured on the June 4 episode of The Colbert Report is also available.

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04 Jun

Books Inc. Video Uncovers What Makes Pandas Sad

The importance of shopping at independent retailers is a message that Books Inc. has taken to the Internet in a new video that highlights the lifecycle of a book and just what makes pandas sad.

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04 Jun

BookCon Panel Highlights Need for Diverse Books

Nine speakers took to the stage at the inaugural BookCon to discuss the absence of diverse characters in modern literature and the role booksellers can take in the #WeNeedDiverseBooks movement.

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05 Jun

Share Vonnegut’s Words of Advice This Graduation Season

Seven Stories Press is making available to ABA members a commencement speech from the collection If This Isn’t Nice, What Is? written by Kurt Vonnegut and edited by Dan Wakefield. 

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30 May

Brick-and-Mortar Retail in the Spotlight at BEA

Industry professionals discussed the spirit and strength of the independent bookselling community, the continued power of the buy local movement, and the balance between print and digital content at the Wednesday education session “The Future of Brick-and-Mortar Retailing.”

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