BTW Articles

13 May

Flowh Calendar Platform Offering Free Year to ABA Members

Flowh, a platform designed to turn an online events calendar into a marketing tool, is offering a free year of its premium service exclusively to ABA member stores.

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06 May

Small Press Profile: A Conversation With Dennis Loy Johnson of Melville House Books

The second in Bookselling This Week’s series of small press profiles features a conversation with Dennis Loy Johnson, publisher and co-founder of the Brooklyn-based independent publisher Melville House Books.

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07 May

BTW News Briefs

Canada’s Indigo Books looks to expand to U.S.; Macmillan partners with BitLit on e-book bundling; Lerner to distribute Hutton Grove; Skyhorse announces promotions, reorganization

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07 May

Bookseller’s Debut Memoir Is a Story of Loss, Struggle, and Acceptance

Booksellers chose Pieces of My Mother, a memoir by Book Passage events coordinator Melissa Cistaro, as an Indie Next List pick for May. In the book, Cistaro writes about her mother’s disappearance from her life at a very young age and how she came to terms with this fateful choice as an adult.

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06 May

Main Street Books Opens in Lafayette, Indiana

On April 25, Tamzin Malone and her husband, Ted, opened Main Street Books, a general bookstore with a special focus on science fiction and fantasy, in a 2,300-square-foot storefront in Lafayette, Indiana’s historic district.

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30 Apr

BTW News Briefs

Court strikes down ban on prisoner speech; National Endowment for Humanities announces new grant; 2015 Edgar winners announced; Lambda Literary selects Emerging Writer Award winners; James Beard Foundation names award winners; Booksellers on judges panel for 2015 Kirkus Prize; Nevada writers win Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award; President of HarperCollins Children's Books to retire 

 
 
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30 Apr

What Booksellers Need to Know About Google’s Mobile-Friendly Update

A recent update to Google’s search algorithm privileges mobile-friendly websites by ranking them higher in search results on mobile devices. While this may impact searches for some bookstore websites, affected businesses should take a considered approach rather than rushing to accommodate the change.

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23 Apr

BTW News Briefs

All the Light We Cannot See wins Pulitzer Prize; NRF contest celebrates small retailers’ contributions to advocacy; BEA to host publishing technology startup competition for second year; De Gruyter to distribute Columbia University Press e-books

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22 Apr

Registration Still Open for “Meet the Editor,” “Publicists Speed Dating” at BEA

Booksellers can still sign up for “Meet the Editor,” which is returning to BookExpo America following its debut in 2014, as well as “Publicists Speed Dating,” ABA’s newest bookseller/publisher networking event.

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21 Apr

Indies’ Efforts Restore Mississippi Newspaper’s Book Coverage

Last year, Mississippi’s independent booksellers and the University Press of Mississippi began working together to revitalize the Books pages in the Jackson-based Clarion-Ledger. Since then, the section’s resurgence has enlivened the state’s literary culture.

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