BTW Articles

20 Mar

89 Winning Booksellers Announced for New BookExpo Bestsellers Grant Program

Through the new BookExpo Bestsellers Grant Program, indie bookseller winners will receive $1,000 for travel, accommodations, and other expenses incurred during their stay in New York City.

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19 Mar
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A Q&A With Mary Laura Philpott, Author of April’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

“Through both laughter and tears, readers will exclaim, ‘Yes, yes, this is ME!’ Don’t miss this gem!” said Book Vault’s Nancy Simpson-Brice of the forthcoming memoir-in-essays I Miss You When I Blink.

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14 Mar

Last Call for Booksellers to Pick Indie Backlist Titles for ABA’s Summer Reading Group Guide

This new partnership between ABA and the Independent Publishers Caucus was created to highlight key backlist titles from indie publishers and increase sales of these titles at indie bookstores.

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15 Mar

Promote Pulitzer Prize-Winning Backlist Ahead of Livestreamed Announcement on April 15

Booksellers are encouraged to inform their customers, book club members, and colleagues that the winners and finalists for the Prize will be announced via livestream on the Pulitzer website.

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19 Mar

Spring Forums Coming Up in SCIBA, NCIBA Regions

Each spring forum event in Pasadena and San Francisco will feature an open forum discussion of industry issues plus the new education session “ABACUS and Pre-Orders: Two Programs You Can’t Do Without.”

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14 Mar

2019 Interactive Independent Bookstore Day Map Goes Live

Readers can now search an interactive map featuring more than 575 bookstores that will be selling special literary-themed merch on April 27, Independent Bookstore Day.

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19 Mar

Sign Up for ABA’s March 28 Marketing Meetup

Blog marketing is used by businesses to reach their target market through additional online visibility, either via a blog within their website or a specific blogging platform like WordPress or Tumblr.

 

 

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14 Mar

Five Booksellers Among Judges for 2019 National Book Awards

More independent booksellers than in previous years will serve as judges for the 70th annual National Book Awards. Submissions are now open for the awards.

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20 Mar

Ideas Sought in Advance of ABA Educational Task Force Meeting

Bookseller members of ABA’s Educational Task Force offer suggestions to ABA staff members charged with developing educational programming for association events such as the Winter and Children’s Institutes.

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19 Mar

Scholarship Application Period Opens for Winter Institute 2020

ABA member stores that have not attended the Winter Institute in the past seven years are eligible for a scholarship to the 2020 event.

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