BTW Articles

07 Apr

Who's Who in Member Relations for Provisional Members


ABA's new member relations managers, Kaitlin Pitcher and Elizabeth Nichols.

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07 Apr

Other Tiger Crosses the River to Serve Customers After Flooding

Eastern Connecticut is drying out from last week's record-setting rains, but it will take time to repair all the damage caused by flooding. In the meantime, Westerly, Rhode Island, bookstore Other Tiger is keeping its Connecticut customers supplied with books.

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08 Apr

Announcing the 2010 Indies Choice Book Award Winners!

The American Booksellers Association today announces the winners of the 2010 Indies Choice Book Awards, reflecting the spirit of independent bookstores nationwide and the IndieBound movement.

This year's winners were chosen by the owners and staff at ABA member stores nationwide in more than four weeks of voting. Book of the Year winners and Honor Award recipients are all titles appearing on the 2009 Indie Next Lists.

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08 Apr

ABA President & CEO Meet With SBA Head

This week, ABA President Michael Tucker, of Books Inc. in San Francisco, and ABA CEO Oren Teicher traveled to Washington, D.C., for a meeting with Karen Gordon Mills, head of the Small Business Administration, to discuss issues of importance to independent booksellers. Joining them at the meeting was SBA Chief of Staff Ana M. Ma.

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08 Apr

ABA Partners With NACS for 2010 ABACUS Survey

The American Booksellers Association has announced that it will produce the 2010 ABACUS Survey through a new partnership with the National Association of College Stores (NACS).

"NACS has a robust research department, along with years of experience running similar surveys for college bookstores," said ABA COO Len Vlahos. "With NACS collecting and compiling the data for us, we'll be able to offer a stronger product to our members."

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13 May

The Summer Children's Indie Next List Preview

The Summer 2010 Kids' Indie Next List can now be seen in preview online. The four-page, full-color flier will be arriving at indie bookstores in the upcoming Children's White Box.

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08 Apr

Connecticut Booksellers Asked to Contact House Reps in Support of E-Fairness

The American Booksellers Association and the New England Independent Booksellers Association (NEIBA) are urging Connecticut bookstore members to contact their state representatives to voice their support for HB 5481, sales tax fairness legislation. In late March, Connecticut's Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee passed the legislation by a vote of 35 - 13. Connecticut's House of Representatives is now considering the bill.

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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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07 Apr

Count Down to e-Free Day

Booksellers seeking to refresh their marketing efforts need look no further than IndieBound's Bookseller DIY, where they'll find a turnkey promotion for the first annual celebration of e-Free Day, on Saturday, April 17.

ABA created e-Free Day as an easy and fun way for booksellers to encourage customers to put down their electronic devices and pick up a book instead!

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07 Apr

Booksellers Prepare for the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day

Earth Day is just two weeks away, and indie bookstores will be stressing the importance of being green this April 22. Plans in the works range from a green-themed storytime to participation in neighborhood-wide recycling programs.

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