BTW Articles

15 May

Ci7 Education: Well-Read Black Girl Workshop With Glory Edim

WRBG founder Glory Edim will lead an interactive educational workshop centered around the book club turned literary festival at the 2019 Children’s Institute in Pittsburgh.

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14 May

James Patterson Opens Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program for 2019

For the sixth year in a row, the author will work with ABA to distribute a personal donation of $250,000 to indie booksellers. This year, a dedicated number of the bonuses will go to children's booksellers. 
 

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08 May

Indie Booksellers Name the 20 Indies Introduce Debut Titles for Summer/Fall 2019

Booksellers can sign up now to take advantage of special publisher offers on the 10 adult and 10 kids’ titles chosen by booksellers as the top debuts of the upcoming publishing season.

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06 May

Marketing Meetup: Live at BookExpo!

At “Carrying Your Digital Marketing Campaigns Across Multiple Platforms,” booksellers will hear from four guest booksellers about how they manage and execute digital marketing campaigns at their stores.

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08 May

May 9 Marketing Meetup Reminder: “Marketing the Well-Read Black Girl Book Club”

Participating ABA booksellers will hear from WRBG founder Glory Edim and two participating booksellers at “Marketing the Well-Read Black Girl Book Club,” taking place Thursday, May 9.

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08 May

Bookstore Owners, Managers on Balancing Employees’ Mental Health Needs With Business Concerns

BTW recently reached out to booksellers to discuss strategies they have implemented as well as difficulties they face in meeting the needs of employees with mental health issues.

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06 May

The Summer 2019 Indie Next List for Reading Groups Preview

Here’s a preview of the Summer 2019 Indie Next List for Reading Groups flier, which ABA member stores in the IndieBound movement will be receiving in the May Box mailing.

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08 May

U.S. Retailers, Entrepreneurs, and Service Providers Celebrate National Small Business Week

Retailers and entrepreneurs are taking to social media to celebrate this year’s National Small Business Week, which runs from May 5 to May 11 and celebrates small businesses’ impact on the U.S. economy and culture.

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07 May

BookExpo Reminder: Register for IndieCommerce One-on-Ones

IndieCommerce and IndieLite members as well as non-members can sign up for one-on-one meetings with members of ABA’s IndieCommerce team.

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08 May

Reminder: Submit Your Winter Institute 2020 Scholarship Application

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

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