BTW Articles

30 Oct

New for Booksellers: Pre-Order Calendar Highlights

The Pre-Order Calendar specifically features books with added value, such as signed copies and exclusive merchandise, to entice customers to order from their local indie bookstore.

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30 Oct

New Topics Announced for November Marketing and Technology Meetups

Marketing Meetups will look at determining your marketing budget and marketing with Eventbrite, while the Technology Meetup will look at task management and staff communication tools.

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24 Oct

Check Out Well-Read Black Girl’s Book Club Picks for November

Participating bookstores should consider The Yellow House by Sarah Broom or Some Places More Than Others by Renée Watson for their WRBG book clubs to try in November.

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30 Oct

Booksellers Affected by California Wildfires, Power Outages Urged to Contact Binc

Booksellers who have been affected by the fires and related power outages in California are invited to e-mail Binc at help@bincfoundation.org or to call (866) 733-9064.

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24 Oct

Sign Up Now to be Featured in the Booksellers of America Social Media Campaign

Booksellers of America is a platform to share the stories of the diverse people who own, manage, and hand-sell books in independent bookstores across the country. 

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24 Oct

Last Call to Sign Up for Indies Introduce Special Publisher Terms

Booksellers must sign up by the end of the day today to take advantage of publisher offers on 10 adult and 10 kids’ titles chosen by booksellers as the top debuts of the upcoming publishing season.

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22 Oct

A Q&A With Carmen Maria Machado, Author of November’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Jason Foose of Changing Hands calls In the Dream House “a daring new kind of memoir that defies boundaries and boldly discards the conventions of genre.”

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23 Oct

Winter Institute to Feature More Than 100 Authors

Authors appearing at the 15th annual Winter Institute in Baltimore include Julia Alvarez, Ernesto Cisneros, Michael Ian Black, Jordan Ifueko, Paulette Jiles, Rebecca Stead, Wayétu Moore, Chuck Palahniuk, Kawai Strong Washburn, and many more.

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23 Oct

Remember to Encourage Colleagues to Sign Up for ABA’s Bookselling This Week

Make sure your co-workers stay in the loop by signing up for BTW. In the weeks and months to come, BTW will report on holiday sales, Winter Institute, new bookstore openings, industry news, and more!

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21 Oct

Binc’s Bookseller Stories: “No Safe Place to Call Home”

The seventh volume of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s Bookseller Stories newsletter featured a bookseller who reached out to Binc for help moving after her new roommate became abusive.

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