BTW Articles

26 Jan

Wi11: Kwame Alexander on Finding Success by Saying Yes

Award-winning author and literacy advocate Kwame Alexander delivered an enthusiastic and inspiring breakfast keynote on his life as a writer, bookseller, and publisher on the final day of Winter Institute 2016.

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20 Jan

Introducing Phil Davies, ABA’s New IndieCommerce Director

Phil Davies has joined ABA as the new director of IndieCommerce. Davies will be attending Winter Institute 11 to meet with stores in the IndieCommerce program and to get to know ABA’s membership. 

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20 Jan

Winter Institute Sessions Turn Spotlight on Localism

While more consumers are choosing to shop locally to support their communities, a number of challenges remain for local economies, as presenters will discuss during three education sessions on localism at Winter Institute 11.

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20 Jan

Kobo Offers Account Credits With New “Refer a Friend” Program

Kobo is inviting current customers to refer their friends to Kobo in order to earn a $10 Kobo credit for themselves, plus $5 for their friends who sign up for a new Kobo account. 

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19 Jan

IndieBound Refresher Pack Offers Tools for Sharing the Shop Local Spirit

The IndieBound Refresher pack, created at the request of booksellers looking to re-familiarize themselves with the IndieBound program and its adaptable designs, contains bookmarks, decals, rally cards, and pins that promote the power of shopping local. 

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06 Jan

Wi11 Keynote Speaker Martin Lindstrom to Share Tips for Boosting Business

Brand-building expert Martin Lindstrom will kick off Winter Institute 11’s educational programming on January 24 with a breakfast keynote examining how ABA members can reinvigorate their businesses. 

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19 Jan

Independent Bookstore Day Catalog Live, Ordering Underway

Booksellers can now place their orders for exclusive, literary-themed items for this year’s celebration of Independent Bookstore Day. Orders are due February 1.

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15 Jan

Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in November

Retail sales at bookstores were up by 7.5 percent in November 2015 compared to November 2014, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.
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11 Jan

Independent Bookstore Day Ordering Starts Friday

With the official 2016 Independent Bookstore Day catalog going live on Friday, January 15, booksellers are encouraged to start planning their orders, displays, and celebrations for the April 30 event. 

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13 Jan

Winter Institute Author Receptions to Feature More than 90 Authors

Winter Institute 2016 will welcome more than 90 authors and illustrators from publishers large and small at author receptions on Monday, January 25, and Tuesday, January 26.

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