BTW Articles

15 Nov

2018 National Book Award Winners Announced

Winners in five categories, including the inaugural award for Translated Literature, were announced at the 69th annual National Book Awards on November 14 at a ceremony in New York City.

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14 Nov
California Camp Fire

Book Community Responds to California Wildfires

As three major wildfires continue to affect the state, individual bookstores and organizations like NCIBA and Binc want to make sure booksellers and others in California get the help they need. 

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14 Nov

This Indies First, Publishers’ Special Terms Offer Booksellers a Range of Deals

This year, 37 publishers and university presses are offering ABA member booksellers special terms for Indies First on Small Business Saturday.

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14 Nov

ABA to Collect Books at Winter Institute 14 for Refugees at the Southern U.S. Border

The new “Libros Para el Viaje/Books for the Journey” campaign will be collecting gently used books for individuals and families who have arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border with nothing.

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14 Nov

Sign Up for Advanced Education Sessions at Winter Institute

Sessions booksellers can sign up for include “Developing Leaders in Your Store, with Alden Mills,” which will feature an overview of strategies to help owners and managers nurture promising booksellers.

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14 Nov

Booksellers Give Back to Young Local Readers With “Ghost” Giveaway

Hundreds of bookstores are working with schools and community partners to donate special-edition copies of Jason Reynolds’ Ghost as part of the “Indie Bookstores Give Back on Small Business Saturday” campaign.

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14 Nov

Third Place Hosts Congresswoman Jayapal and Other Ways to Create Connections With Elected Officials

Third Place Books Managing Partner Robert Sindelar offers a few best practices for booksellers looking to build meaningful and long-lasting relationships with their local and state elected officials.

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01 Nov

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Adam P. Schmitt

Novel’s Nicole Yasinsky, who served on the panel that selected Schmitt’s book, said Speechless “blew me away.”

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01 Nov

Publishers’ Special Terms for Indies First Offer Great Deals for Booksellers

“We love the special terms and it’s good for our bottom line when we get behind a book,” said Bill Reilly, co-owner of the river’s end bookstore.

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07 Nov

Two Indies First Press Release Templates Now Available on BookWeb.org

For more promotional material, booksellers can go to the AmEx website for Small Business Saturday posters and e-mail templates, or to BookWeb.org for Indies First web banners and social media images.

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