BTW Articles

25 Nov

Maureen Corrigan, Stewart O’Nan, Erik Larson in Featured Talk on F. Scott Fitzgerald at Winter Institute

Winter Institute attendees are invited to join authors Maureen Corrigan, Stewart O’Nan, and Erik Larson for a featured talk on F. Scott Fitzgerald, one of the 20th century’s greatest novelists, who spent the summers of 1936 and 1937 at the Grove Park Inn.

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24 Nov

Read Russia Launches Russian Literature Week

DIY materials from Read Russia are available to help stores promote the inaugural celebration of Russian Literature Week, from December 1 – 5.

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12 Nov

Indies First — Add Your Store Activities to Map Today

ABA bookstore members received an important e-mail update about Indies First on Small Business Saturday from ABA Vice President/Secretary Betsy Burton on Tuesday, November 11.

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12 Nov

Shopping Local for the Holidays: AIB’s Infographic Has the Facts to Know

An AIB infographic presenting key facts about shopping locally this holiday season is a powerful resource for talking to both the media and store customers.

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19 Jun

A Conversation With Kobo President Michael Tamblyn

Kobo’s president and chief content officer, Michael Tamblyn, talks about Kobo’s engagement with the U.S. market, the role e-books can play in independent bookstores, customer preferences regarding e-reading devices, and more.

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19 Jun

ABACUS-13 Survey Opens Next Week

ABA main store members should be on the lookout for an e-mail arriving at the beginning of next week from the National Association of College Stores’ OnCampus Research with instructions for participating in ABACUS-13.

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09 Apr

Balance Passion for Bookselling With Business Skills

A key to the long-term success and sustainability of a new bookstore business is sound professional development, and for those new to retail bookselling, the workshop “Owning a Bookstore: The Business Essentials” will provide fundamental skills required to operate a bookstore business.

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06 Feb

Kobo CEO Replaced by Rakuten Executive

Kobo announced on Tuesday that company founder and CEO Michael Serbinis was stepping down and would be replaced by Japanese executive Takahito “Taka” Aiki, effective immediately. Aiki formerly served as CEO of Fusion Communications, a telecom subsidiary of Rakuten, Kobo’s parent company.

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30 Jan

Crown Business Offers Special Program on “Decisive” to Encourage Indie Networking

Following up on bestselling author Dan Heath’s successful opening plenary at last week’s Winter Institute, which featured insight and best practices from Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work, Crown Business has announced a special program for indie booksellers who would like to network and build stronger ties with other local businesses.

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14 Jan

Wi9 Plenary Speaker Dan Heath on Boosting Our Chances of Success by Preparing to Be Wrong

In the fourth in a series of key insights and tips from Decisive, Dan Heath explains how, in order to boost our decision-making success, we need to be humble enough to prepare to be wrong and anticipate and plan for bad outcomes as well as good ones.

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