BTW Articles

22 May

Four New Publishers Offer Programs for Indies in Wake of B&T Announcement

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Capstone, Scholastic, and Workman are the latest publishers to offer special programs for indies after the news that wholesaler Baker & Taylor will no longer distribute to retailers.

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22 May

Select BookExpo Authors to Offer Exclusive Signings for ABA Members

Some authors will be autographing exclusively for ABA member booksellers in the ABA Member Lounge and Galley Room.

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22 May

Indies Choice and E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards to Be Presented at BookExpo

Formerly the Celebration of Bookselling Lunch, this year’s awards will be presented in a new format on the trade show floor. 

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07 May

Discover More ABA Programming at BookExpo: Board Discussion Groups and POS Roundtables

ABA programming at BookExpo this year will include bookseller discussion groups led by ABA Board members and roundtable discussions of various POS systems.

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20 May

Action Item: Sign Up for Summer/Fall 2019 Indies Introduce Program

This year, publishers are once again offering specials on titles chosen for the Summer/Fall 2019 Indies Introduce program, and select authors will appear at this year's BookExpo trade show.

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15 May

Following Baker & Taylor News, Growing Number of Vendors Reach Out to Support Indies

More and more publishers and wholesalers are continuing to step in with special programs designed to support indie bookstores after B&T announced it was closing its retail wholesale business.

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13 May

Encourage Your Colleagues to Sign Up for Bookselling This Week

Make sure your co-workers stay in the loop by signing up for BTW. In the weeks to come, BTW will report on BookExpo, new bookstore openings, industry news, and more!

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14 May

Automated E-Newsletter Service for IndieCommerce/IndieLite Stores to Launch

This new, free, automated e-mail newsletter service will send five customized newsletters to IndieCommerce and IndieLite stores’ e-mail lists.

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14 May

Say Hello to Binc Staff in the ABA Member Lounge at BookExpo

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc) will have a table set up in the ABA Member Lounge, where staff will offer advice and freebies to booksellers who come by.

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14 May

Attention: Booksellers Looking to Cancel Hotel Reservations for Children’s Institute

Booksellers who need to cancel their hotel reservations for Children’s Institute are asked to contact ABA’s Jill Perlstein instead of calling the hotel.

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