BTW Articles

16 Oct

Need to Restock the ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog? Extra Copies Available Now

Booksellers can supplement their catalog supplies with extra stock by placing an order via the 2019 online order form, while supplies last. 

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16 Oct

Reminder: Take Advantage of 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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16 Oct

Check Out Publisher Special Offers on Tap for Indies First 2019

This year, ABA member booksellers can take advantage of a range of special offers from more than 50 publishers, including traditional publishers as well as nearly two dozen university presses.

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16 Oct

Apply Now for Scholarships to ABC Children’s Institute 2020 in Tucson

Booksellers at stores that did not have an ABC Children’s Institute scholarship winner in 2018 or 2019 can now apply for a scholarship to the 2020 Children’s Institute in Tucson, Arizona.

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16 Oct

Last Call: October 18 Deadline to Apply for 2019 James Patterson Holiday Bonuses

Patterson is pledging a personal contribution of $250,000 to independent bookstore employees, which will be granted in amounts of $500 bonuses to 500 individual booksellers. 

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16 Oct

Apply for ABA’s Entrepreneurial Excellence Award for a Chance to Win Free Admission to Winter Institute

ABA’s new award recognizes and celebrates the achievements of booksellers whose ideas, creativity, and execution have improved operations, fostered community relationships, created a more inclusive environment, increased sales, and more.

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08 Oct

2019 National Book Awards Finalists Announced

Winners will be announced at the National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner on Wednesday, November 20, in New York City.

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09 Oct

ABA to Offer “Making the Most of Your ABA Membership” Session at MPIBA and NAIBA Shows

In this education session, staff from ABA’s membership department will lead a discussion about the programs and resources the association provides to strengthen independent booksellers’ businesses.

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02 Oct

2019 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalogs to Ship October 7

Booksellers should keep an eye out for the full-color, 16-page consumer circular, which features nearly 200 frontlist and backlist titles for children and teens, all suggested by ABA member booksellers.

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02 Oct

Applications Due October 18 for James Patterson’s Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program

Patterson is pledging a personal contribution of $250,000 to independent bookstore employees, which will be granted in amounts of $500 to 500 individual booksellers. 

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