BTW Articles

17 Oct

Deadline Approaches: Choose Your Spring Indies Introduce Debut Titles by October 25

In order to participate in the spring 2014 Indies Introduce Debut Authors promotion, ABA member stores must select their titles by October 25. Independent booksellers across the country, doing what they do best, have discovered and championed these 20 titles as the best new talent to share with customers this spring.

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17 Oct

KRRP Urges School District to Remove Ban on Gaiman Title

The Kids’ Right to Read Project is urging district officials in Alamogordo, New Mexico, to reconsider the removal of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere from high school English classrooms and lessons. 

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17 Oct

Indies First Participation Soars

More than 285 authors and 225 bookstores have signed up for the Indies First grassroots movement, which will celebrate the unique value of independent bookstores on Small Business Saturday, November 30.

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02 Oct

Indie Bookstores Welcome College Book Bucks Winners

More than 100 independent bookstores are receiving funds from author James Patterson’s College Book Bucks program, which awards college-bound high school seniors with gift certificates ranging from $250 to $1,000 to be spent at an IndieBound-affiliated bookstore of their choice. 

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03 Oct

University Press Week: An Invitation to Celebrate

The Association of American University Presses and its members are inviting independent booksellers to join in celebrating the second annual University Press Week, to be held from November 10 through 16.

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26 Sep

Indies Introduce Debuts: Choose Titles Now for Spring 2014

Two teams of booksellers have chosen the hottest upcoming debut titles to be part of the Indies Introduce spring promotion. There are 10 adult Debut Author picks and 10 children’s New Voices titles to choose from and an array of bookseller blurbs to help you decide before the October 25 sign-up deadline.

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26 Sep

LIBRIS Speaks to the Needs of Independent Bookstores

Created by ABA specifically to meet the needs of independent bookstores, LIBRIS offers tailored and affordable property, liability, and workers’ compensation insurance through local brokers across the country.

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19 Sep

Signup Opens for Indies Introduce Spring Promotion

Twenty titles have been selected for the Spring 2014 Indies Introduce promotion — 10 adult Debut Author picks and 10 children’s New Voices, all chosen by booksellers as the best in new talent for the upcoming season. 

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19 Sep

ABA Offers Membership Special for Used Bookstores

A special promotion offers ABA membership to used bookstores for just $100, half the annual price of used bookstore membership, if stores sign up before December 31, 2013.

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12 Sep

BerkShares Keep Spending Local

The local currency program BerkShares is celebrating its seventh anniversary of keeping local dollars in the community. More than four million BerkShares have circulated since the program’s inception and the number of participating businesses has grown to more than 400.

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