BTW Articles

18 Mar

Board Ballots to Arrive Via E-Mail on March 22

All ABA Regular Bookstore members should be on the lookout for an electronic ballot for the 2010 election of ABA officers and directors to arrive via an e-mail from the American Booksellers Association on Monday, March 22. All voting is being conducted electronically, as authorized by a 2009 amendment to the ABA Bylaws.

One person per ABA Member ID number may vote, and a BookWeb log -in and the store ABA Member ID number are required.

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25 Mar

April Indie Next List Notables Flier & Shelf-Talkers Available

Booksellers can now download the April Indie Next List Notables title recommendations from BookWeb.org in flier and shelf-talker formats. Each month, the Indie Next List Notables showcase outstanding writing recommended by indie booksellers nationwide.

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31 Mar

Free, One-Day Seminar on Opening a Bookstore Added to ABA Program @ BEA

The American Booksellers Association is sponsoring a free, one-day "Introduction to Retail Bookselling" Seminar, on Monday, May 24, at New York's Javits Convention Center, just prior to the Day of Education and BookExpo America. The seminar, facilitated by the Bookstore Training Group of Paz & Associates, is geared toward people interested in opening a bookstore.

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08 Apr

One Week, Four Forums

The American Booksellers Association invites members to four Booksellers Forums in the next week:

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15 Apr

Seminar at BEA Aims to Help Prospective Booksellers

The American Booksellers Association is offering a free, one-day "Introduction to Retail Bookselling" Seminar, facilitated by the Bookstore Training Group of Paz & Associates, on Monday, May 24, at New York's Javits Convention Center, just prior to the Day of Education and BookExpo America.

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22 Apr

Spotlight on ABA President Michael Tucker

Michael Tucker, of San Francisco's Books Inc., is on the ABA Board of Directors ballot for approval by membership for a second one-year term as ABA president. Ballots must be submitted electronically by midnight on April 26.


Michael Tucker is president/CEO and co-owner of Books Inc., which has 12 locations throughout California, including Compass Books and Bzinc at the San Francisco International Airport.

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28 Apr

Independent Together

Indie booksellers have long led debut authors and independent presses to the spotlight. In its six years of existence, Unbridled Books, an independent publisher of literary works, has seen independent booksellers select its titles more than 20 times for the monthly Indie Next List, with four of those titles having the distinction of being a number-one pick. The latest is Emily St.

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06 May

Free Seminar Aimed at Prospective Booksellers at BEA

The American Booksellers Association is inviting prospective booksellers to a free, one-day "Introduction to Retail Bookselling" Seminar, on Monday, May 24, at New York's Javits Convention Center, just prior to the Day of Education, sponsored by Ingram, and BookExpo America.

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13 May

BTW News Briefs


Children's Choice Book Awards Announced

The winners of the third annual Children's Choice Book Awards, sponsored by the Children's Book Council in association with Every Child a Reader, Inc. (the CBC Foundation), were announced at a gala in New York City on Tuesday, May 11. The winners were chosen by children who voted for their favorite books, author, and illustrator at bookstores, school libraries, and at www.BookWeekOnline.com. More than 115,000 votes were cast.

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