BTW Articles

27 Jun

James Patterson Honored at Children’s Institute

The author received a plaque in appreciation of his support of independent bookstores through his annual Holiday Bookstore Bonus program and other initiatives.

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28 Jun

Indie Bookstores Invited to Join Coordinated Cover Reveal for Adam Silvera’s “Infinity Son”

At 1:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, July 10, indie booksellers across the nation will unveil the book jacket and encourage customers to pre-order the title at their stores.

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28 Jun

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Submit to the ABACUS Survey!

To ensure the greatest number of participants, ABA has extended the deadline for ABACUS survey responses to Friday, July 12.

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19 Jun

A Checklist for Children’s Institute First-Timers

For many first-timers — or even seventh-timers — the event can be an overwhelming maze of education sessions, publisher talks, author signings, and networking opportunities. Here are some tips that can help.

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19 Jun

72 Hours in Pittsburgh: A Suggested Itinerary for Ci7

In the dozens of conversations I’ve had with friends and family about where my work travels are taking me next, I’ve been hearing the same refrain: “Pittsburgh is awesome!” See you there in seven days!

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19 Jun

One Week Left to Submit to the ABACUS Survey

“ABACUS not only helps me run my business better, but it also allows ABA to illustrate to our industry partners the economic realities of indie bookstore operations,” said ABA Board President Jamie Fiocco.

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19 Jun

Registration Now Closed for Children’s Institute

Booksellers can reach out to ABA directly for last-minute entry into the ABC Children’s Institute and sign up on-site for the Events University, quidditch, and bookstore tours.

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14 Jun

Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in April

Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were up by 3.4 percent in April 2019 compared to April 2018, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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12 Jun

Batch for Books Electronic Invoicing System Heads to the U.S.

The software-assisted service helps initiate payments between vendors and bookstore retailers at no cost to bookstores.

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11 Jun

A Roundup of Results From BTW’s One-Second Survey

Check Bookselling This Week each Wednesday for a new one-second survey and catch the results in the following week’s issue. If you don’t want to miss out, subscribe to Bookselling This Week now.

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