BTW Articles

15 Jan

Kobo Accessories Now Available to Booksellers Online

Booksellers can now order Kobo accessories quickly and easily on Kobo.com. Options include covers and cases for Kobo devices in a variety of colors and styles.

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15 Jan

IndieReader to Offer Self-Published Titles on Edelweiss

IndieReader has launched the IndieReader In-Store program, which will offer self-published titles as part of a branded collection aimed at the 37,000 book industry professionals using Edelweiss.

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09 Jan

Stellar Lineup of Speakers on Tap for Winter Institute

Dan Heath, Ray Oldenburg, Ryan Coonerty, and members of the Seattle7Writers are among the presenters who will share their expertise at this month’s Winter Institute on topics from social media and marketing to business decision-making and the need for third places.

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09 Jan

Maritime Canada’s Bookmark Bookshops for Sale

Following the passing of Rodney Jones, the founder and owner of the two Bookmark bookstores in Atlantic Canada, Jones’ daughters are looking for a new owner who will bring passion and energy to serving their local communities. 

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09 Jan

Winter Institute Volunteer Assignments on the Way

Booksellers who signed up to volunteer at this year’s Winter Institute and who completed the volunteer interest survey last fall will receive their proposed assignments this week.  

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11 Dec

Indies First Survey: Help ABA Plan for Next Year

To build on  the success of the inaugural Indies First at bookstores across the country, ABA is asking booksellers to fill out a brief survey about the day’s events to help with planning for future celebrations.

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12 Dec

Signed Bookplates Available for S. by J.J. Abrams

Hachette Book Group is offering independent bookstores signed bookplates from author and director J.J. Abrams, whose new book, S., hit shelves on October 29 and came in at #7 on this week’s national Indie Bestseller List for fiction.

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04 Dec

A Q&A With Joshilyn Jackson, Author of December’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Joshilyn Jackson, author of Someone Else’s Love Story, discusses the development of her newest book, the influence of indie booksellers on her writing career, and the character from her latest novel who will be making a comeback in her next  book. 

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25 Nov

Changing Hands Launches Fundraiser for Second Location

Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, Arizona, has launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for a new bookstore/bar to be located in central Phoenix. Local artists have designed special merchandise featuring classic literary characters, including Frankenstein’s Monster and Moby Dick, as rewards for donors. 

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26 Nov

Indies First Homestretch: A New Facebook Page, Great Author Photos & More

With Indies First just days away, the Indies First Facebook page has gone live, the final author and bookstore matchups have been made, and Indies First totes, which were spotted all over last week’s Miami Book Fair International, have been sent to participating stores.

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