BTW Articles

31 May

ABA Town Hall at BookExpo: Booksellers Talk Healthcare, Finances, Publisher Relationships

The meeting on Thursday, May 30, brought a number of booksellers to the microphone to address a range of issues.

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31 May

Blue Manatee Literacy Project and Bookstore Wins Binc and PRH’s Indies With Impact Grant

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation created the Indies with Impact grant program as a way to recognize, support, and strengthen the connections bookstores have with their neighbors.

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24 May

ABA Survey to Help Publishers Develop Indie-Focused Pre-Order Campaigns

The purpose of the survey is to gather information from booksellers that will help publishers and authors develop new campaigns that direct pre-order sales to indie bookstores.

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30 May

Sign-Ups Continue for 2019 #HarperCollinsLovesIndies Facebook Live Program

The publisher has also created a new hashtag, #TheHandSellLive, for the 2019 campaign, which booksellers can use to tag their videos on Facebook and when reposting them to other social media platforms.

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30 May

Sign Up for June 6 Marketing Meetup: “Best Practices for Marketing Sidelines”

In this marketing meetup, participating booksellers will hear about best practices and general advice for marketing non-book items to customers, as well as some popular items and other less-popular ones.

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30 May

Libro.fm to Offer Deals Throughout Audiobook Month

Each week in June, Libro.fm will be sharing new content on its blog and social media, including information about its Summer Listening Challenge and new Kids and YA Book Clubs.

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30 May

June 10 Application Deadline for Scholarships to Winter Institute 2020

To be eligible for a scholarship to the 2020 event, applicants must be from an ABA member store that has not attended Winter Institute in the past seven years.

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22 May

A Q&A With Ocean Vuong, Author of June’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous “already feels like a modern classic, destined to be read and talked about for years to come,” said Caleb Masters of Bookmarks.

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22 May

Workman Realigns Terms for All Indie Bookstore Accounts, Both New and Existing

Workman Publishing is introducing wide-ranging changes that will benefit both new and existing independent bookstore accounts.

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22 May

An Overview of ABA’s Programming at BookExpo

Booksellers can visit BookWeb.org to see the entire schedule of ABA programming at BookExpo.

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