BTW Articles

25 Mar

IndieCommerce and IndieLite Sites See Record Sales

As readers practice social distancing amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, the IndieCommerce team reports that online sales revenue at IndieCommerce and IndieLite websites increased by 1,350 percent on March 23. 

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18 Mar

Indie Bookstores Pivot to Boost Business During COVID-19 Outbreak

Stores are promoting online orders and offering low-cost or free shipping, in addition to curbside pickup. 

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11 Mar
Bestselling author and physicist Brian Greene at an event hosted by New Dominion Bookshop.

Around Indies

Odyssey, Nowhere, Strand UWS to open; Lion’s Tooth plans bookstore; Star Line to move, go coop; Flintridge moves; {pages} celebrates 10 years; Book Revue voted best bookstore; New Dominion hosts renowned physicist; Tucson indies, Country Bookshelf, Barbara’s, Lark & Owl, Orca, Towne Book Center, Pilsen Community, Cultured, Thank You, Avid, Owosso, Dog Ears, Unlikely Story featured in local news

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11 Mar
ABA IndieCommerce Specialist Courtney Karecki

Introducing Courtney Karecki, ABA’s New IndieCommerce Specialist

“I’m really looking forward to being able to meet members and get to know the store owners a little better,” said Karecki.

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11 Mar

West Coast Indie Bookstores Respond to COVID-19

Over the past few days, Bookselling This Week checked in with independent booksellers in Seattle, Los Angeles, and San Francisco to see how the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the United States is affecting business.

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04 Mar

Around Indies

The Bookstore to open; Book + Bottle, new McNally Jackson, Bravo’s Book Nook now open; Avid Reader under new ownership; Papercuts JP reopens; Copperfield’s moves; Malaprop’s launches Leaning Chair Press; Warwick’s launches book drive; Raven Book Store owner publishes book of poetry; On the Side bookstore cats inducted into Feline Historical Society; Anderson’s hosts kids’ lit breakfast; Lit. Bar, Charis, Riverstone, A Cappella, Little City, Open Door, and Loyalty Bookstores featured in local news. 

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04 Mar

Technology Meetup Recap: Ingram iPage

iPage is Ingram’s easy-to-use online search, order, and account management platform; retailers can use the platform as a comprehensive source for complete title information, product images, stock status, and more. 

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04 Mar

Marketing Meetup Recap: Edelweiss360

Edelweiss360 is a new service that helps booksellers efficiently craft and send store-branded, personalized emails to customers based on individual purchase behavior and staff knowledge of customers.

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04 Mar
Chirp cover image

Kate Messner on Spring Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “Chirp”

“Messner is unparalleled in understanding young people’s minds, and her skillful and sensitive handling of difficult topics and situations makes this story one both young people and adults will be glad they read,” said Gail Meyer of The Bookstore Plus Music & Art.

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26 Feb

Around Indies

Village Books, TidePool BookShop, Oxford Comma to open; Revolution celebrates 40 years; Silver Unicorn named best retailer; Mitchell Kaplan inducted into hall of fame; Midtown Reader releases promotional video; Book Cellar manager receives award; Mercer Street Books, Greedy Reads, Old Town, Phoenix, Main Street, Third Place, Our Daily Nada featured in local news.

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