BTW Articles

05 Feb

The Indie Love & Romance Bestseller List

The American Booksellers Association’s specialty bestseller lists provide a current snapshot of what’s selling in indie bookstores nationwide.

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04 Feb

The March 2020 Indie Next List Preview

Here are the 20 Indie Next Great Reads and 12 Now in Paperback titles featured on the March 2020 Indie Next List flier, which is on its way to stores in the IndieBound movement.

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04 Feb

BTW News Briefs

Applications underway for FedEx Small Business Grant Contest, Milkweed Fellowship; Mellon grants $4.5M to Academy of American Poets; PGW to distribute Restless; Phaidon acquires Monacelli; Skyhorse launches Palomino; Rutgers, Raritan partner on new imprint; Mary Higgins Clark, Alice Mayhew die; Patti Smith wins PEN America Literary Service Award; Finalists announced for Audie Awards; Shortlists announced for Romantic Novel Awards

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04 Feb

Help ABA Plan for Winter Institute 16

Booksellers who attended Winter Institute 15 are encouraged to fill out the post-event survey and sign into the Winter Institute app to complete session evaluations.

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05 Feb

Roundup of BTW’s Winter Institute Coverage Provides Closer Look at 2020 Event

Bookselling This Week has compiled all previous coverage of Winter Institute 15, as well as this week’s articles recapping the event.

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03 Feb

Libro.fm’s February Audiobook Bestsellers

The Monthly Audiobook Bestseller List is based on sales through hundreds of independent bookstore locations participating in the Libro.fm audiobook program. 

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04 Feb

Join ABA’s February 27 Marketing Meetup on Edelweiss360

This upcoming session focuses on Edelweiss360, a new service that allows booksellers to efficiently craft and send store-branded, personalized emails to customers based on individual purchase behavior and staff knowledge of customers. 

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04 Feb

Binc’s Bookseller Stories: “A Slow-Building Medical Emergency”

The eighth volume of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s Bookseller Stories newsletter featured a bookseller who reached out to Binc for help with mounting medical expenses.

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03 Feb

February–June Picks Named for Well-Read Black Girl Book Clubs

Participating bookstores are encouraged to consider a number of adult and young adult titles for their WRBG book clubs to try in the months of February, March, April, May, and June.

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05 Feb

Bookshop: How to Become a Partner

As part of Bookshop’s partner program, 10 percent of sales on Bookshop.org are allocated to an earnings pool that is evenly divided and distributed by check to participating partner stores every six months.

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