BTW Articles

10 Dec

January 10 Deadline to Register for Winter Institute 2020 Day Pass

This new opportunity for booksellers unable to attend the entire conference grants access to the institute on Friday, January 24, as well as to the Author Reception on Thursday, January 23.

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10 Dec

Meet With the IndieCommerce Team at Winter Institute

Booksellers can sign up for one-on-one meetings with IndieCommerce staff to discuss the IndieCommerce and IndieLite e-commerce platforms.

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11 Dec

2019 Indie Bestseller Lists Ready for Download

The 2019 Indie Bestseller Lists, featuring the year’s top-selling titles at hundreds of independent bookstores nationwide, are now available as PDFs, Word documents, and in HTML format.

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11 Dec

As 2019 Comes to a Close, Remember to Report Sales

The American Booksellers Association urges all stores to report to the Indie Bestseller Lists during this busiest of seasons to demonstrate the power of independents.

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11 Dec

ABA Nominating Committee Opens Call for Board Candidates

Any ABA member may nominate a qualified candidate to stand for election to the ABA Board of Directors in 2020; self-nominations are also welcome.

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02 Dec

Winter Institute Attendees: Let ABA Know If Your Plans Have Changed

Registered booksellers whose plans have changed are asked to notify ABA as soon as possible so waiting booksellers can be offered a chance to attend the event or book a hotel room.

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03 Dec

Sign Up Now for the IndieCommerce Seminar at Winter Institute

The seminar will cover site building, custom products, promoting and selling pre-orders, new features, and more.

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04 Dec

New “Publishers by Appointment” Program Offers One-on-One Meetings at Winter Institute

Booksellers can book an appointment now to meet with any of the 19 publishing companies taking part in this new Winter Institute program.

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04 Dec

Wi15 Consultation Station to Feature 30+ Business Service Providers

The Consultation Station at Winter Institute 15 will feature representatives from ABA’s affiliated business solution partners, POS vendors, and other service providers.

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03 Dec

Nominations Sought for 2020 PW Bookstore, Sales Rep of the Year Awards

Booksellers, authors, publishers, distributors, and others with ties to the book industry are invited to submit nominations for Publishers Weekly’s Bookstore and Sales Rep of the Year awards by January 6, 2020.

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