BTW Articles

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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24 Jan

Book Industry Celebrates Winter Institute’s 15th Year, ABA’s 120th

More than 750 independent booksellers gathered this week in Baltimore for the 15th annual Winter Institute, a four-day educational and networking event marked by noted positivity among attendees from across the country and around the world.

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24 Jan

Nominations Sought for 2020 WNBA Pannell Award

Nominations are being accepted for the WNBA Pannell Award, which honors bookstores that foster a love of reading and books in children and young adults.

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22 Jan

Northern, Southern California Independent Bookseller Associations Join Together

The new group will be known as the California Independent Booksellers Alliance (CALIBA).

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23 Jan

Winter Institute Heads to Cincinnati in 2021

The 16th annual Winter Institute will take place in Cincinnati, Ohio, from February 7 to February 10, 2021.

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23 Jan

BTW News Briefs

NAIBA to offer professional bookselling certification; Applications open for NBF Innovation in Reading Prize; Tin House to send indie bookseller to summer workshop; Workman book sales to boost Australian animal rescue; HarperCollins Children’s Books launches Quill Tree imprint; Albert Whitman brings distribution in-house; Skyhorse to publish books under World Almanac name; W.W. Norton to distribute Abbeville; Leadership changes at PRH; Board changes at National Book Foundation, MacDowell Colony, Booker Prize Foundation; Announcements made for Walter Dean Myers Awards, Edgar Awards, Romantic Novelists Association Outstanding Achievement Award, and Golden Kite and Sid Fleischmann Awards.

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24 Jan

Sign Up for ABA’s January 30 Marketing Meetup: “Marketing Your Bookstore Pet”

In this session, a panel of booksellers will discuss how having a bookstore pet drives attention to their stores and brings in customers.

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16 Jan

Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in November

Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were down by 7.3 percent in November 2019 compared to November 2018, according to preliminary figures from the Bureau of the Census. 

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