BTW Articles

12 Jun

Glory Edim to Lead Well-Read Black Girl Workshop at Children’s Institute

Attendees who are interested in starting their own Well-Read Black Girl book clubs can participate in an interactive education workshop with founder Glory Edim.

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12 Jun

Taping Dates Available for #HarperCollinsLovesIndies Facebook Live Program

Participating stores will create a streaming Facebook Live video on a select Thursday that features store staff talking about titles they have been reading, loving, and recommending. 

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10 Jun

Ci7 App: Make Your Own Schedule

Among other functions, the app allows users to access the Children’s Institute schedule along with full session descriptions, and then create their own customized agendas.

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11 Jun

Children’s Institute Book Drive to Collect Titles for Local Literacy Organization

ABA will be collecting children’s books for the OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring Program, which is affiliated with Literacy Pittsburgh, at the Welcome Desk and Ask ABA Desk.

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04 Jun

Reminder: June 6 Marketing Meetup “Best Practices for Marketing Sidelines”

In this Marketing Meetup, participating booksellers will hear about best practices and general advice for marketing non-book items to customers, as well as some popular items and other less-popular ones.

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05 Jun

Binc Announces Eight Winners of 2019 Higher Education Scholarships

Seven $3,500 scholarships were awarded to dependents of booksellers, and one $5,000 scholarship went to a current indie bookseller who has overcome learning adversity or is a non‐traditional student.

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04 Jun

An Indies Introduce Q&A With De’Shawn Charles Winslow

In In West Mills, De’Shawn Charles Winslow “created a terrific group of characters and put together a wonderful story of lifelong friendship,” said RoscoeBooks’ Erika VanDam.

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04 Jun

BookExpo Education: “The Power of Retail: Making Books, Authors and Building Community”

The panel, which was moderated by Lynn Neary of NPR, featured commentary on book retail from ABA CEO Oren Teicher, Penguin Random House U.S. CEO Madeline McIntosh, and other industry leaders.

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03 Jun

BookExpo Education: “The State of the Publishing Industry Today”

At a BookExpo education session, NPD Book Executive Director David Walter showed booksellers the latest trends in the U.S. book market, based on data from the industry data analysis company.

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04 Jun

Libro.fm’s June Audiobook Bestsellers

The Monthly Audiobook Bestseller List is based on sales through hundreds of independent bookstore locations participating in the Libro.fm audiobook program.

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