BTW Articles

05 Jun

Binc Announces Eight Winners of 2019 Higher Education Scholarships

Seven $3,500 scholarships were awarded to dependents of booksellers, and one $5,000 scholarship went to a current indie bookseller who has overcome learning adversity or is a non‐traditional student.

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04 Jun

An Indies Introduce Q&A With De’Shawn Charles Winslow

In In West Mills, De’Shawn Charles Winslow “created a terrific group of characters and put together a wonderful story of lifelong friendship,” said RoscoeBooks’ Erika VanDam.

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04 Jun

BookExpo Education: “The Power of Retail: Making Books, Authors and Building Community”

The panel, which was moderated by Lynn Neary of NPR, featured commentary on book retail from ABA CEO Oren Teicher, Penguin Random House U.S. CEO Madeline McIntosh, and other industry leaders.

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03 Jun

BookExpo Education: “The State of the Publishing Industry Today”

At a BookExpo education session, NPD Book Executive Director David Walter showed booksellers the latest trends in the U.S. book market, based on data from the industry data analysis company.

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04 Jun’s June Audiobook Bestsellers

The Monthly Audiobook Bestseller List is based on sales through hundreds of independent bookstore locations participating in the audiobook program.

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04 Jun

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Rajani LaRocca

“Shakespeare and baking — it’s the book combo dreams are made of,” said The Book Cellar’s Liz Rice of Midsummer’s Mayhem.

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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 receiving IWI award

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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About ABA

The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.



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