BTW Articles

04 Sep

Reminder: Nominations Open for James Patterson’s Holiday Bookstore Bonus

Author James Patterson will select winners from bookstores across the U.S. to receive bonuses this holiday season. The grant application asks one question: “Why does this bookseller deserve a holiday bonus?” 

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03 Sep

Politics & Prose Sells Nearly 17,000 Books at 2019 National Book Festival

According to Bradley Graham, who co-owns Politics & Prose with his wife, Lissa Muscatine, the pop-up store offered titles from the more than 100 authors, poets, and illustrators featured at the festival.

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03 Sep

Applications Open for Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship for Emerging Bookseller-Activists

The annual scholarship program will send one bookseller to ABA’s Winter Institute and their region’s 2020 fall trade show, and provide a stipend to start a community outreach program.

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28 Aug

ABA’s Book Buyer’s Handbook Includes Trove of Publisher Information, Special Offers

Handbook users will find a collection of publisher-provided information, including details about special offers, key contacts, ordering and returns policies, and more. 

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28 Aug

Bookseller Launches Teen Book Festival After Attending Ci7 Events University

“The big takeaway from Events University was that launching a festival is feasible, and it is possible to do it without an army,” said Gathering Volumes owner Denise Phillips.

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28 Aug

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Lindsay Lackey

Pam Moser of Pacific Island Books in Thornton, Colorado, called All the Impossible Things “beautifully glazed (not frosted!) with magical realism that will keep you reading and wondering…is it?”

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28 Aug

Libro.fm Names Top 14 Audiobooks for Fall

The list features titles that were editorially selected by the Libro.fm team as the season’s most anticipated audiobooks. 

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28 Aug

ABA Highlights Titles Recently Added to Pre-Order Calendar

The Pre-Order Calendar offers a list of titles with good pre-order potential and specifically features books with added value to encourage customers to order from their local indie bookstore.

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28 Aug

Reminder: Application Period Open for ABA’s New Entrepreneurial Excellence Award

Monday, October 21, is the deadline to apply for the award, which recognizes and celebrates the achievements borne of booksellers’ creativity and ingenuity.

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20 Aug

Macmillan/Henry Holt Launches Campaign for Elton John’s “Me” to Benefit Binc

Macmillan/Henry Holt will donate up to $5,000 to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation in celebration of the forthcoming publication of Elton John’s memoir Me.

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