BTW Articles

27 Jan

The Clock’s Ticking: Renew Your ABA Dues Now!

For the upcoming membership year, the American Booksellers Association is inviting all member bookstores to renew their dues via an online form.

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29 Jan

BookExpo Brings Back Bestsellers Grant Program for Indie Booksellers

The grant includes a three-night stay at the Wyndham New Yorker and $150 in BookExpo Bucks.

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29 Jan

BTW News Briefs

Carnegie Medal winners announced; Lee and Low releases annual diversity survey; Bywater Books to launch Amble Press; Latest Panorama Picks announced; February named National Romance Reading Month; Digital Book World bans Macmillan; Kim Gray joins S&S; Matthew Patin joins Texas Book Festival; Obama’s Becoming wins Grammy; PEN America announces award winners; Costa Book of the Year named

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27 Jan

Orders Due February 3 for Independent Bookstore Day Special Items

Exclusive items this year come from Amor Towles, Ottessa Moshfegh, Jon Klassen, Dav Pilkey, Shea Serrano, and others. Bookstore Day shirts and tote bags are also available for ordering.

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27 Jan

Registration Underway for the 2020 Find Waldo Local Campaign

ABA member stores have until Sunday, March 1, to sign up for the campaign, which is co-sponsored by Candlewick Press and ABA. Participation is capped at 250 stores.

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27 Jan

Join ABA’s January 30 Marketing Meetup: “Marketing Your Bookstore Pet”

The January 30 session will focus on how booksellers can leverage their furry and cuddly (or even the not-so-furry or cuddly) pets to drive attention to their store and bring in customers.

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27 Jan

Keep ABA in the Loop: Tell Us About Changes at Your Store

A special section on the American Booksellers Association’s website invites booksellers to create a store profile, adjust their e-mail preferences, and update their current store buyers.

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29 Jan

ABA Board Proposes Changes to Association Bylaws

ABA member booksellers will be asked to vote on these proposed changes starting on February 29.

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28 Jan

Watch BookWeb for Winter Institute Keynotes, Education Sessions

In the coming weeks, ABA will post videos of keynote presentations and education sessions from the 2020 Winter Institute for all member booksellers to enjoy.

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