BTW Articles

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
In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado

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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23 Oct

Nowhere Bookshop Orders Spike After Author Jenny Lawson Announces Website Is Live

Lawson is the author of books such as Let’s Pretend This Never Happened and Furiously Happy and blogs at The Bloggess.

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23 Oct

YouTube Launches New “BookTube” Digital Book Club

Episode one featured bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell, and upcoming authors will include Margaret Atwood, James Patterson, and Melinda Gates.

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23 Oct

Don’t Forget to Check Out Publisher Deals on Winter/Spring 2020 Indies Introduce Titles

Stores that are new to Indies Introduce must complete the Indies Introduce sign-up form by Wednesday, October 30, in order to participate in the program.

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15 Oct

Bookselling’s Next Generation: An Interview With Shabeeh Syed

In this new series’ second installment, Shabeeh Syed, the assistant manager at the Anderson’s Bookshop location in La Grange, Illinois, spoke with Bookselling This Week about her work.

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16 Oct

Major League Baseball Pitcher Sean Doolittle Discusses His Support of Indies in New CBS Video

Libro.fm CEO and co-founder Mark Pearson and Christine Onorati of Libro.fm partner store WORD also appeared in the news segment to talk about the importance of indie bookstores.

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