BTW Articles

20 Oct

Staff Scheduling Tools: Deputy vs. When I Work vs. Homebase

Simplify the staff scheduling process with one of these three digital tools.

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12 Oct
Indie Gift Guide for 2021

The Indie Gift Guide For Genre Lovers Preview

This guide includes the following categories: Romance, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Mystery/Thriller, Graphic Works, and Poetry. 

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12 Oct

Five Tips for Marketing Mixed and Used Inventory

Learn about organization, social media, trade-in programs, and more. 

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01 Oct
Kids' Next List #1 Pick for November & December 2021

The November/December Kids' Indie Next List Preview

Here is a preview of the titles on the November/December Kids’ Indie Next List flier, arriving at stores in the upcoming Kids’ Box mailing.

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06 Oct

The Indie Comics & Graphic Works Bestseller List

Here is the Indie Comics and Graphic Works Bestseller List, based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending October 3, 2021.

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01 Oct
Doma Mahmoud, author of Cairo Circles

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Doma Mahmoud

“In Cairo Circles, Doma Mahmoud gracefully explores how expectations — socioeconomic, cultural, emotional — both separate and bring us together," said Amanda Qassar of Warwick’s in La Jolla, California.

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14 Sep
Anthony Doerr, author of Cloud Cuckoo Land

Anthony Doerr on October Indie Next List Pick "Cloud Cuckoo Land"

“I haven’t felt this hopeful after closing a book in a very long time,” said Julie Slavinsky of Warwick’s.

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28 Sep
November Indie Next List

The November Indie Next List Preview

Here are the 25 Indie Next List and 6 Now in Paperback picks on the November 2021 Indie Next List flier.


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17 Sep
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Children’s Institute Education: What You Need to Know Part II

This is the second in a two-part recap of 2021 Children’s Institute (Ci9) education, which features three key points from each session.

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