BTW Articles

03 Jun

June 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 141 ABA member stores on Thursday, June 6.

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03 Jun

Summer/Fall 2019 Indies Introduce Signup Ends June 7

This year, publishers are once again offering specials on titles chosen for the Summer/Fall 2019 Indies Introduce program.

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05 Jun

Children’s Institute at Your Fingertips: Download the Ci7 App

Attendees can use the app to access the Children’s Institute schedule, create customized agendas, message fellow attendees, view keynote speakers and appearing authors, and more.

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03 Jun

Deadline Extended: Apply for a Scholarship to Winter Institute 2020 by July 1

To be eligible for a scholarship to the 2020 event, applicants must be from an ABA member store that has not attended Winter Institute in the past seven years.

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03 Jun

Join in the Conversation at Point-of-Sale User Groups at Children’s Institute

Discussions will focus on integrating POS systems with IndieCommerce websites; representatives from IBID, Booklog, Wordstock, and IndieCommerce will be on hand.

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03 Jun

Sign Up for IndieCommerce One-on-One Meetings at Children’s Institute

Booksellers are encouraged to sign up for one-on-ones with members of ABA’s IndieCommerce team, open to current IndieCommerce and IndieLite members as well as to non-members.

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05 Jun

Children’s Book Art Up for Grabs at Ci7

Ten pieces of original artwork created by children’s book illustrators will be raffled off later this month at the 2019 ABC Children’s Institute.

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31 May

2019 BookExpo Brings Hundreds of Indie Booksellers to New York City

In between educational sessions, author signings, and networking opportunities designed exclusively for American Booksellers Association members, booksellers roamed the floor to discover new offerings and catch up with colleagues.

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08 May

Children’s Institute to Feature More Than 50 Authors and Illustrators

In addition to keynote speakers Elizabeth Acevedo, Alyssa Milano, and Ann Patchett, authors include Cece Bell, Erin Entrada Kelly, Innosanto Nagara, Jerry Pinkney, Jon Scieszka, and Henry Winkler.

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01 May

Hosting a Well-Read Black Girl Book Club: Getting Started

Here, from Well-Read Black Girl book club founder Glory Edim, is the first chapter in the WRBG Ambassador Orientation and Book Club Starter Guide, which will help participating booksellers launch their book club.

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