BTW Articles

08 Apr

Highlighting the Helpers: Libro.fm Supports Booksellers

Libro.fm has stepped up to raise more than $73,000 for independent bookstores.

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08 Apr

How to Ensure the Quickest Delivery of Coronavirus Stimulus Checks

Those eligible for stimulus checks should ensure that they’ve provided the IRS with their direct deposit information. 

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01 Apr

Marketing Meetup Recap: Marketing Your Store to Schools

The session also covered ways bookstores can partner with schools amidst the coronavirus outbreak. 

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01 Apr

Highlighting the Helpers: Binc Delivers $50,000 to Booksellers in Need

Binc has stepped up amidst the coronavirus outbreak to give a total of $50,000 in funds during the week of March 23; the foundation projects a total of $100,000 in funds to be out the door by next week.

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25 Mar

Connecting With Fellow Booksellers During the COVID-19 Outbreak

ABA will host Zoom meetings every Tuesday and Thursday at 3:00 p.m. ET; in addition, booksellers can talk at any time of day in a dedicated Bookseller-to-Bookseller Forum on BookWeb.

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23 Mar

Booksellers: Sign Up to Get Advance Copies at Home or Digitally

The April Box mailing has been cancelled, but booksellers can now opt in to receive digital and/or physical galleys and ARCs from publishers. 

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24 Mar

Highlighting the Helpers: HarperCollins Offers Support to Independent Bookstores

HarperCollins has donated $50,000 to Binc, as well as a full-page Wall Street Journal ad to ABA for its #SupportLocalNow campaign. 

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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

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