BTW Articles

03 Feb

Rumors Swirl About Amazon’s Brick-and-Mortar Growth

Amazon’s plans to open new physical bookstore locations throughout the U.S. are “modest,” according to the New York Times, despite earlier media reports that Amazon was looking to open up to 400 bricks-and-mortar storefronts.

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02 Feb

IndieBound Refresher Pack to Arrive In Stores This Month

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

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26 Jan

Independent Bookstore Day Author Ambassador Revealed, Order Deadline Approaches

This week, Independent Bookstore Day announced that author Lauren Groff will serve as the 2016 Author Ambassador for the April 30 event. Merchandise orders for booksellers planning to participate are due February 1.

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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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