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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07 Apr

Spotlight on Board Candidate Tom Campbell

The third in BTW's series of board candidate profiles features Tom Campbell, of The Regulator Bookshop in Durham, North Carolina, who is up for a second three-year term as a director. Board ballots, e-mailed to ABA main store members on March 22, must be submitted electronically by midnight on April 26.

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14 Apr

Carmichael's Finds LIBRIS Fits the Bill

Carol Besse, co-owner of Carmichael's Books in Louisville, Kentucky, shares her recent happy experience with LIBRIS, the insurance company formed by ABA to provide affordable insurance protection for its members.


I just had a happy experience I want to share with fellow ABA members.

I tried LIBRIS insurance a couple of years ago and couldn't get what I considered a simple apples-to-apples quote and abandoned the process in frustration. I also have an allegiance to my local agent who I have been with for 30-plus years.

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22 Apr

BTW News Briefs


IndieBound to Launch in U.K. Next Week

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