BTW Articles

07 Apr

50 Words or Fewer: The Art of Writing Shelf Talkers

"Word-for-word a well-crafted shelf talker can be the most effective means of recommending a book to an avid reader," said Joe Drabyak of Chester County Book & Music Company in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

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24 Jan

Booksellers Say New Bestseller List Reporting Saves Time, Effort

This month, reporting to the Book Sense Bestseller List has gotten a lot easier. Booksellers in the Book Sense program have begun reporting their store sales by uploading a file from their POS systems directly into the ABA system and by using an improved online Bestseller data entry form. [For an earlier BTW story about new reporting options, click here].

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04 Jan

Easy As 1, 2, 3: Reporting to the Book Sense Bestseller List

In 2002, reporting to the Book Sense Bestseller List will be easier and less time-consuming, thanks to two new electronic procedures and an improved online Bestseller data entry form. Booksellers who report their sales to the Bestseller List can now choose which method works best for them.

ABA UPLOAD

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13 Jun

Book Sense Bestseller Reporting -- Never Faster, Never Easier

According to many booksellers, independents can now transmit the data for the Book Sense Bestseller List before you can say "Kingsolver." Since the list debuted in November 1999, its importance to book buyers, publishers, and media analysts -- as well as booksellers -- has increased dramatically.

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01 May

New Enhancements Make Manual Bestseller Reporting Easier

ABA recently launched a new set of features on the Book Sense Bestseller List reporting Web site, bestsellers.bookweb.org, designed to simplify the reporting process for booksellers who choose the manual-entry method each week.

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18 Feb

A Report on the ABA Board's Winter Meeting

The American Booksellers Association's Board of Directors and senior staff held meetings from Sunday through Tuesday, January 31 - February 2, 2010, just prior to the Fifth Annual Winter Institute, at the Doubletree hotel in San Jose, California.

Among its activities during the two and a half days of meetings, the Board:

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17 Mar

Spring Book Awards Season Revs Up

Here's a look at some of the book awards winners and finalists announced in the past week.


The National Book Critics Circle Award Winners

On Thursday, March 11, at the New School's Tishman auditorium in New York, the National Book Critics Circle announced its award winners for the 2009 publishing year.

The NBCC winners are:

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31 Mar

SBA Briefs

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has extended its increased loan funding and reduced fees for loan applications through April 30.

The extension allows SBA to continue a higher rate of lending in its 7(a) and 504 loan programs, following the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. "These programs have been successful in helping jump-start our economy, which is why we will continue to work with Congress on a longer extension of the increased guarantee and reduced fees," said SBA Administrator Karen Mills.

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07 Apr

BTW News Briefs


Ingram to Provide Publisher Content to iBookstore

Ingram Content Group announced this week that it would be providing publisher content to Apple's new iBookstore. Through Ingram's CoreSource® technology, publishers will be able to submit eBooks to iBookstore for availability on the Apple iPad.

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