BTW Articles

08 Oct

2019 National Book Awards Finalists Announced

Winners will be announced at the National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner on Wednesday, November 20, in New York City.

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09 Oct

July–September 2019: ABA Member Stores Opened/Sold

The third quarter of 2019 saw 26 ABA member store openings and 5 sales of existing businesses to new owners.

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09 Oct

ABA to Offer “Making the Most of Your ABA Membership” Session at MPIBA and NAIBA Shows

In this education session, staff from ABA’s membership department will lead a discussion about the programs and resources the association provides to strengthen independent booksellers’ businesses.

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02 Oct

2019 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalogs to Ship October 7

Booksellers should keep an eye out for the full-color, 16-page consumer circular, which features nearly 200 frontlist and backlist titles for children and teens, all suggested by ABA member booksellers.

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02 Oct

Applications Due October 18 for James Patterson’s Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program

Patterson is pledging a personal contribution of $250,000 to independent bookstore employees, which will be granted in amounts of $500 to 500 individual booksellers. 

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01 Oct

Upon Marking Their First Anniversaries, Four New Bookstore Owners Look Back

Bookselling This Week recently reached out to four bookstore owners after one year in business to talk about what they expected, what surprised them, and what they wished they had known going in.

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01 Oct

Libro.fm’s October Audiobook Bestsellers

The Monthly Audiobook Bestseller List is based on sales through hundreds of independent bookstore locations participating in the Libro.fm audiobook program. 

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01 Oct

Score a Chance at Free Wi15 Admission When You Enter to Win ABA’s Entrepreneurial Excellence Award

October 21 is the deadline for booksellers to apply for the new award; two winners will receive a full scholarship to Winter Institute 2020 in Baltimore, covering up to five hotel nights, travel costs, and a $1,000 stipend.

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02 Oct

October Indie Next List to Deliver to More Than 556,000 Customers

The October Indie Next List e-newsletter, powered by Shelf Awareness, will be sent to more than 556,000 customers at 147 ABA member stores on Thursday, October 3. Booksellers can sign up now to join the growing program.

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02 Oct

Check Out Publishers’ Special Offers for Winter/Spring 2020 Indies Introduce Program

The Winter/Spring 2020 Indies Introduce program features titles for adults, young adults, and middle grade readers, all publishing between December 2019 and June 2020.

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