BTW Articles

16 Jun

Vote Now on Proposed Association Bylaws Changes

The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors has proposed changes to two sections of Article IV of the association’s Bylaws; votes are due by 11:59 p.m. PT on Thursday, June 18.

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16 Jun
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ABA Offers Ready-to-Go Materials for Summer Reading Programs

This summer, the ABC Children’s Group is encouraging bookstores to share a reading journal that gives young customers the chance to slow down and explore their love of reading.

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16 Jun

2020 PW Bookstore of the Year Honored

Porter Square Books in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was named Publishers Weekly’s 2020 Bookstore of the Year and recognized during the virtual ABA Annual Meeting and Town Hall on Thursday, June 11.

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17 Jun

Learn About Marketing Your Store to Schools at the June 25 Marketing Meetup

After receiving requests to revisit the topic, this meetup will also focus on what needs to change as businesses are in various states of operation and events are taking place virtually instead of in-person.

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10 Jun

Publishers Share Book Lists for Talking About Race, Diversity, and Antiracism

In response to the renewed Black Lives Matter movement and the surge in sales of antiracism books, publishers have created a number of book lists on Edelweiss that feature the topics of diversity, race, antiracism, and more.

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10 Jun

Watch ABA’s Annual Meeting and Town Hall

In addition to a video available to ABA bookstore members, a full report of the discussions held at the meeting will be published in Bookselling This Week on Wednesday, June 17. 

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13 May
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Indie Booksellers Name the 20 Indies Introduce Debut Titles for Summer/Fall 2020

Booksellers can sign up now to take advantage of special publisher offers on the 10 adult and 10 kids’ titles chosen by booksellers as the top debuts of the upcoming publishing season.

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10 Jun

Sign Up to Send the Indie Next List E-Newsletter to Your Customers

The June Indie Next List e-newsletter, featuring the month’s 20 titles with bookseller quotes in addition to a Q&A with the #1 pick, was sent to more than 670,956 customers at 171 ABA member stores.

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10 Jun
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June 15 Deadline to Sign Up to Take Advantage of Special Offers on 20 Indies Introduce Debut Titles

The Summer/Fall 2020 Indies Introduce program features titles for adults, young adults, and middle grade readers, all publishing between June and October 2020.

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10 Jun

Lee & Low to Host Webinar on Planning a Successful Virtual Author Visit

The webinar aims to take attendees step-by-step through the process of planning and executing a successful author visit, virtually or in person.

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