BTW Articles

29 Apr
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Join Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi for a Virtual Book Club in May

The book club will meet each Wednesday in May to discuss Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped From the Beginning.

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29 Apr

#SaveIndieBookstores Fund Hits $956,414

Booksellers are asked to share the donation link now on social media, in their newsletters, or wherever they are reaching customers.

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29 Apr
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ABA Launches “Give Me Summer, Give Me Books!”

This summer, instead of a reading challenge, the ABC Children’s Group is inviting bookstores to share a reading journal that gives young customers the chance to slow down and explore their love of reading.

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29 Apr

SIBA to Host Webinar on the Future of Independent Bookstores

Booksellers from all regions are invited to attend the webinar, during which they will hear from the CEO and management team of Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park, California.

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29 Apr
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IndieCommunication: Online Order Fulfillment and Shipping

The most recent update from the IndieCommerce team addresses Ingram’s Consumer Direct Fulfillment as well as shipping options for customers.

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28 Apr

The Latest Audiobook News From Libro.fm

Libro.fm recently joined the #VirtualBookstoreParty (in lieu of Independent Bookstore Day) and talked with Fast Company about the growth of audiobooks.

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29 Apr
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April 30 Marketing Meetup on Virtual Events to Feature Publisher Panelists

Publisher panelists will share what online platforms they are using and the types of events being held, tips and best practices, whether to ticket or offer free events, and how they work with bookstores and the platforms they are using.

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29 Apr

Shop With W.G. Ellerkamp Co. for Shopping Bags, Gift Card Holders, and More

The company’s 2020–2021 catalog features a range of items that booksellers are using to package books for shipping, curbside pickup, and local delivery.

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29 Apr
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Last Call to Vote in ABA Board Election

Ballots are due on April 30. Election results will be announced in May in Bookselling This Week

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