BTW Articles

28 Aug

Sign Up for ABA’s Upcoming Marketing, Technology Meetups

The September 5 Marketing Meetup will look at Hummingbird e-book marketing, while the September 10 Technology Meetup will focus on hosting digital events. All booksellers are welcome to join.

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28 Aug

ABA Now Accepting Nominations for the Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide Flier

The American Booksellers Association’s third Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide flier will feature the top adult and children’s gift books as recommended by independent booksellers.

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21 Aug

Indie Booksellers Unveil Cover for Eoin Colfer’s “Highfire”

Dozens of indie booksellers unveiled the cover at noon EDT this afternoon and encouraged customers to pre-order the title at their local store.

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21 Aug

ABA’s August 22 Marketing Meetup to Focus on Holiday Marketing

Attendees will hear from fellow booksellers about when they start planning for the holiday shopping season, how they decide which books and gifts to promote, what platforms they use, and more.

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21 Aug

NCIBA Discovery Show to Feature ABA Education Session on Independent Bookstore Day

The American Booksellers Association will present the education session “Independent Bookstore Day: Celebrate With Success” at the September 20–20 NCIBA Discovery Show in Burlingame, California.

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21 Aug

Winter Institute Registration to Open September 18

The countdown to Winter Institute registration is underway, and booksellers and publishers planning to attend should mark their calendars with these important dates.

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21 Aug

Banned Books Week Kits Arrive in Bookstores

Indie booksellers that ordered a Banned Books Week promotion kit from the American Booksellers Association should keep an eye out for it in their August Box mailing.

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15 Aug

Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in June

Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were down by 5 percent in June 2019 compared to June 2018, according to preliminary figures from the Bureau of the Census. As of August 14, the year-to-date sales among ABA member stores, as reported to the weekly Indie Bestseller Lists, are down 0.49 percent over 2018. Compound annual growth among ABA member stores is 7.5 percent over the past five years. 

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13 Aug

Let ABA Know Your Childcare Needs for Winter Institute 2020

Anyone who is planning to attend Winter Institute and will be needing childcare is asked to fill out a survey by no later than October 1.

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14 Aug

Booksellers Invited to Join Exclusive Cover Reveal for Eoin Colfer’s “Highfire”

On Wednesday, August 21, booksellers who have signed up will get the final cover and pre-order graphics to share.

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