BTW Articles

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
Mental health is as important as physical health

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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08 May

Last Call for 2019 Independent Business Survey Responses

ABA member bookstores must submit their responses for the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and the Advocates for Independent Business’ survey about business challenges by Wednesday, May 8.

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07 May

Make the ABA Website Your Own With Shelf-Talkers and Store Photos

Booksellers are encouraged to send in photos and shelf-talkers for “Featured Shelf-talkers” and “Bookstore Showcase,” two special features on BookWeb.org that highlight individual bookstores.

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08 May

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Maya Motayne

Jen Pino of Vroman’s Bookstore calls Nocturna “the fantasy that you have been waiting for.”

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07 May

POS Vendor Anthology Offers New Credit Card Processing Solution

Credit card processing company Clearent provides secure processing across all Anthology configurations, including Classic, APC, and RDS.

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