BTW Articles

03 May

LIBRIS Ready to Help Booksellers Interpret Lease Agreements

ABA’s LIBRIS insurance company can help protect bookstores from losses by making sure that store lease agreements include protections from certain types of claims, including slip, trip, and fall incidents.

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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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10 Apr

Submit Your Education Proposals Now for Winter Institute 2020

This opportunity will allow booksellers “to engage with their peers on topics and issues important to them and the larger bookselling community,” said ABA Senior Education Manager Lisa Winn.

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29 Mar

Share Your Brilliance! ABA to Call for Education Proposals for Winter Institute 2020

The April 10 issue of BTW will feature a link to an online form booksellers and other industry professionals can use to pitch topics for Winter Institute education sessions along with presenters and moderators.

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06 Dec

Book Buyer’s Handbook Features Special Publisher Offers and More

ABA’s Book Buyer’s Handbook is a valuable resource where booksellers can find information about publishers’ special offers, contact information, ordering and returns policies, co-op advertising, and more.

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14 Aug

Religious Titles Escape Tariffs in Trade War, Children’s Books Tariffs Delayed

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative announced Tuesday that religious books, including Bibles, will be excluded from the Trump administration’s 10 percent tariff on goods imported from China, while tariffs on children’s books will be delayed to December 15.

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18 Dec
Such a Fun Age

A Q&A With Kiley Reid, Author of January’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

“Kiley Reid’s startling debut perfectly captured what it means to be a woman,” said Gennifer Eccles of Flyleaf Books about Such a Fun Age.

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17 Dec

ABA Compiles Top 10 Education Resources Posts on

Booksellers are encouraged to visit’s Education Resources page to see videos, handouts, PowerPoint presentations, and more from recent ABA education sessions and featured talks. 

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18 Dec

As 2019 Comes to a Close, Binc Offers Donors a Chance to Double Their Impact

Through December 31, Penguin Random House is matching all donations to Binc up to $15,000, doubling the power and impact of individual contributions.

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11 Dec

A Record 500 Booksellers Receive James Patterson’s 2019 Holiday Bookstore Bonuses

Author James Patterson is giving out bonuses totaling $250,000 to independent bookstore employees as part of his Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program.

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