BTW Articles

19 Nov

Indies First is Almost Here! Don’t Forget About Publishers’ Special Terms

As in previous years, ABA member booksellers have the opportunity to take advantage of special offers from more than 50 publishers for Indies First.

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20 Nov

A Q&A With Nina MacLaughlin, Author of December’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Wake, Siren: Ovid Resung has the power of a spell,” said Lisa Gozashti of Brookline Booksmith. “I am awed by this visionary work and the remarkable insight that made it possible.”

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20 Nov

Submit Now to be Featured in the Booksellers of America Social Media Campaign

Campaign stories use the hashtag #BooksellersofAmerica and appear on dedicated Instagram and Facebook pages that anyone can follow.

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20 Nov

Sign Up to Meet With Publishers by Appointment

Booksellers can book an appointment to meet one-on-one with any of the 19 publishing companies taking part in this new Winter Institute program.

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20 Nov

Two Winners Announced for Inaugural ABA Entrepreneurial Excellence Award

The winners, chosen by a committee of ABA bookseller judges, are Billie Bloebaum of Third Street Books for Bookstore Romance Day and Nicole Magistro of The Bookworm of Edwards for the Adopt-a-Reader program.

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20 Nov

Reminder: November 21 Marketing Meetup to Cover “Marketing With Eventbrite”

At this upcoming session, an Eventbrite representative will teach attendees about the service, and three ABA booksellers will discuss how they use it to market their events.

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20 Nov

Take Note! Rapid Replenishment Offers Available From Publishers This Holiday Season

Rapid replenishment offers for the holidays are currently available from Penguin Random House, Macmillan, HarperCollins, Hachette, and Sourcebooks.

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05 Nov

Hachette and Sourcebooks Each Roll Out Holiday Rapid Replenishment Programs

Hachette and Sourcebooks are among several publishers that have introduced rapid replenishment programs to help ensure that indie booksellers have success with their titles this holiday season.

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20 Nov

Don’t Forget to Sign Up for the 2020 IndieCommerce Institute

At a cost of $59 per person, booksellers can attend one of two separate interactive, classroom-style workshops: one for users of IndieCommerce and one for users of IndieLite. 

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09 Oct

July–September 2019: ABA Member Stores Opened/Sold

The third quarter of 2019 saw 27 ABA member store openings and 5 sales of existing businesses to new owners.

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