BTW Articles

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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13 May

Registration Ongoing for Quidditch Match at Children’s Institute

Booksellers and publishers attending the seventh ABC Children’s Institute can register now to participate in the Ci7 Quidditch Match.

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13 May

Get Your Tickets by May 22 for ABC/CBC Speed Dating Tea at BookExpo

Nearly a dozen children’s book authors will pitch their new projects as members of the ABC Children’s Group at ABA and friends of CBC enjoy a lively tea.

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13 May

Reminder: June 12 Deadline for ABACUS-18 Financial Benchmarking Survey

The customized reports and online tools that reporting stores receive in return for filling out the survey provide a full picture of a bookstore’s financial performance.

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