BTW Articles

10 Jul

Margaret Rogerson on Summer Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “Sorcery of Thorns”

“I hope readers walk away with the message that it’s more important to have an open mind and keep asking questions than it is to know all the answers,” Rogerson told BTW.

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08 Jul
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Technology Meetup Recap: Google Analytics and Your Store

“What I’m constantly surprised by is the amount of information about our website that is available right there at my fingertips and how customizable that information is,” said Jason Jefferies of Quail Ridge Books.

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02 Jul
Three popular titles on the ABA staff summer reading lists: Stay Sexy and Don't Get Murdered, With the Fire on High, and Late Migrations

What Books are ABA Staff Reading This Summer?

From Indies Introduce debuts to galleys picked up at Ci7, ABA staff will be doing a wide range of reading this summer.

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02 Jul
Alyssa Milano and Kris Kleindienst in conversation at Children's Institute

Ci7: Alyssa Milano on the Importance of Activism

Milano appeared in conversation with Kris Kleindienst to talk about the first book in her upcoming middle-grade series as well as her lifelong efforts as a social activist.

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02 Jul
The Guardian Legion outside of Phoenix Books

Around Indies

Country Bookseller, Women & Children First, Wicked Good Books celebrate anniversaries; Phoenix Books hosts the Guardian Legion; A Room of One’s Own launches fundraiser for RAICES; That Book Store, Read ’Em & Weep, BookPeople, Malvern, BookWoman, and more featured in local news. 

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01 Jul
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Sign Up for July 11 Marketing Meetup on “Catching the Romance Reader”

During this Marketing Meetup, booksellers will hear about strategies for marketing romance titles in their stores.

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03 Jul
"Join us for a Well-Read Black Girl Book Club Meetup"

Indie Bookstores Around the Country Welcome Glory Edim, Founder of Well-Read Black Girl

This year, ABA is partnering with WRBG founder Glory Edim, who will be visiting indie bookstores around the country throughout the year to promote book clubs and her new book. 

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03 Jul
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ABA Seeks Input on IndieCommerce Meetings at Regional Shows

The IndieCommerce team is seeking to learn if booksellers would like to meet with a representative one-on-one to discuss IndieCommerce and IndieLite at upcoming regional shows.

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27 Jun
An interior show of Orca Books in Olympia, Washington.

Orca Books Transitions to Co-Op Business Model

The 27-year-old store will transition to a cooperative business model, which will invite a number of new business opportunities for the store and establish a succession plan.

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26 Jun

Find Waldo Local Kicks Off July 1

Indie bookstores across the country are taking to social media in preparation for the eighth annual celebration of Find Waldo Local.

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