BTW Articles

20 Jun

Learn More About Google Analytics at ABA’s First Technology Meetup

The July 2 session is the first of a new series within ABA’s education curriculum, which also includes the association’s Marketing Meetups, and will look at more technology-related topics. 

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02 Jul

2019 BookExpo Silent Art Auction, Ci7 Art Raffle Raise Over $23,000

The benefiting organizations for the auction and the raffle, ABFE and Every Child a Reader, each promote the freedom to read.

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03 Jul

Ci7 Keynote: Elizabeth Acevedo on What Being Well-Read Really Means

Elizabeth Acevedo, the New York Times bestselling author of The Poet X and With the Fire on High, spoke about the true meaning of being “well-read” at the seventh annual Children’s Institute. 

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03 Jul
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New “Counterspeak” Episode Available Now

This episode of ABA’s free speech podcast features Barry Lynn, executive director of the Open Markets Institute, and National Coalition Against Censorship Executive Director Chris Finan.

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03 Jul

Last Call to Apply for a Scholarship to Winter Institute 2020 by July 8 Deadline

Member stores that have not attended ABA’s Winter Institute in the past seven years are eligible for a scholarship to the 2020 event.

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30 May

More Than 300 People Attend 2019 Silent Art Auction at BookExpo

As is the case every year, proceeds from the auction benefited the American Booksellers for Free Expression (ABFE) and Every Child a Reader. The event was sponsored by ABA, the Children’s Book Council, and HarperCollins Children’s Books.

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28 Jun
Annie Carl at Town Hall

First Children’s Institute Town Hall Tackles Industry Problems and Solutions

Topics discussed included more education targeted to different types of bookstores, bookseller sustainability, and how children’s books are publicly perceived.

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27 Jun

Join the July 11 Marketing Meetup on “Catching the Romance Reader”

Attending booksellers will hear about best practices for marketing to the romance reader, get suggestions for planning events around romance books, and learn where to source romance title recommendations.

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25 Jun

Voting Now Open for Reader’s Digest’s “Nicest Places in America” Contest

The public has until Sunday, July 21, to vote online for the winner, who will be announced in mid-October and appear on the cover of Reader’s Digest.

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27 Jun

Ci7 Keynote: Ann Patchett on How Owning a Bookstore Opens Doors

In addition to her keynote, Patchett attended Children’s Institute to promote her very first children’s book, Lambslide.

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