BTW Articles

09 Apr

BTW News Briefs

2015 Andrew Carnegie Medals shortlist announced; College to take over management of Bryn Mawr Bookstore; Consortium signs two indie publishers; Oyster to sell e-books; Atticus Lish wins 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction;  X.J. Kennedy wins Jackson Poetry Prize; Winners of the 2014 James Tiptree Jr. Award announced; Winners of 2015 Christopher Awards announced

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01 Apr

A Q&A With Aline Ohanesian, Author of April’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Debut novelist Aline Ohanesian discusses growing up in a family where both sets of grandparents were Armenian Genocide survivors; how it feels to find success so early in her writing career; and the two mysterious sentences that sparked her imagination to begin writing Orhan’s Inheritance.

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31 Mar

Flowh Super-Socializes Event Calendars

Flowh is a more social version of the traditional event calendar. The online platform can turn an independent bookstore’s calendar into a marketing tool that connects with customers in new ways.

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31 Mar

Redbery Books Sold to Two Longtime Customers

Redbery Books owners Bev and Bill Bauer, who plan to retire in June, are leaving the Cable, Wisconsin, store in the hands of longtime customers Maureen and Brad Palmer.

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25 Mar

Bookstores Strategize for Screen-Free Week 2015

There are a variety of ways for booksellers to get involved in this year’s annual celebration of Screen-Free Week, which takes place from May 4 – 10 and coincides with Children’s Book Week.

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19 Mar

Booksellers Find E-mail Marketing Platforms Make Life Easier

Booksellers and e-mail marketing company representatives discussed three different platforms at the Wi10 education session “E-mail Marketing Options: Shelf Awareness, Ingram Sendr, Constant Contact.”

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18 Mar

A Q&A With Erik Larson on Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

Erik Larson discusses his highly anticipated new book, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, his extensive research process, and what fascinated him about the 100-year-old story. 

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18 Mar

Alabama Bookseller Pens Book Based on One Year of Shopping Local-Only

Bookseller Carrie Rollwagen of Church Street Coffee & Books in Birmingham, Alabama, turned her blog chronicling one year of shopping exclusively at locally owned businesses into a new book, The Localist: Think Independent, Buy Local and Reclaim the American Dream.

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12 Mar

Customer Service Philosophies and Training Shared at Wi10

Three booksellers presented their stores’ customer service philosophies and protocols at the Winter Institute 10 education session “Creating Stellar Customer Service.”

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12 Mar

Poetry Month Initiatives Help Booksellers Spread the Joy

The Academy of American Poets offers several resources and initiatives that booksellers can use to help customers celebrate National Poetry Month this April.

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