BTW Articles

09 Jul

Booksellers Aim to Bring Awareness to Indies on Amazon’s Prime Day

Green Apple Books has a number of Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter posts planned for Prime Day; all indie booksellers are invited to adapt these posts for their own use.

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09 Jul

Chief Financial Officer Robyn DesHotel to Leave ABA in August

DesHotel will be leaving her position to join the National Co+op Grocers, a business services cooperative for retail cooperative grocery stores located throughout the United States. 

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28 Jun

Booksellers at Ci7 Talk Event Strategies at Well-Read Black Girl Book Club Workshop

Booksellers gathered to share ideas and discuss the issue of diversity in booksellers’ stores and communities. 

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01 Jul

July Indie Next List e-Newsletter to Deliver to More Than 538,000 Customers

The June Indie Next List e-newsletter, powered by Shelf Awareness, will be sent to more than 538,000 customers at 142 ABA member stores on Thursday, July 4.

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01 Jul

Libro.fm’s July 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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01 Jul

ABC Group Invites Recommendations for 2019 Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

Booksellers at all ABA member stores are encouraged to submit title recommendations by Friday, July 12, via the catalog’s online submission form.

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03 Jul

Calling on All Booksellers to Submit to the ABACUS Survey

The customized reports and online tools that reporting stores receive in return for filling out the survey provide a full picture of a bookstore’s financial performance.

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03 Jul

Sign Up to Join Nationwide Cover Reveal for Adam Silvera’s “Infinity Son”

The cover reveal and pre-order campaign exclusively for indie bookstores aims to provide an alternative to the typical book announcements that primarily link to online competitors for sales.

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27 Jun

James Patterson Honored at Children’s Institute

The author received a plaque in appreciation of his support of independent bookstores through his annual Holiday Bookstore Bonus program and other initiatives.

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28 Jun

Indie Bookstores Invited to Join Coordinated Cover Reveal for Adam Silvera’s “Infinity Son”

At 1:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, July 10, indie booksellers across the nation will unveil the book jacket and encourage customers to pre-order the title at their stores.

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