BTW Articles

01 Oct

Upon Marking Their First Anniversaries, Four New Bookstore Owners Look Back

Bookselling This Week recently reached out to four bookstore owners after one year in business to talk about what they expected, what surprised them, and what they wished they had known going in.

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01 Oct

Libro.fm’s October 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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01 Oct

Score a Chance at Free Wi15 Admission When You Enter to Win ABA’s Entrepreneurial Excellence Award

October 21 is the deadline for booksellers to apply for the new award; two winners will receive a full scholarship to Winter Institute 2020 in Baltimore, covering up to five hotel nights, travel costs, and a $1,000 stipend.

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02 Oct

October Indie Next List to Deliver to More Than 556,000 Customers

The October Indie Next List e-newsletter, powered by Shelf Awareness, will be sent to more than 556,000 customers at 147 ABA member stores on Thursday, October 3. Booksellers can sign up now to join the growing program.

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02 Oct

Check Out Publishers’ Special Offers for Winter/Spring 2020 Indies Introduce Program

The Winter/Spring 2020 Indies Introduce program features titles for adults, young adults, and middle grade readers, all publishing between December 2019 and June 2020.

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02 Oct

Spooky Halloween Designs Now Available in BookWeb’s Marketing Assets

This year’s Halloween designs, in JPG format, include the taglines “Read Something Scary Good” and “Trick or Read.”

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24 Sep

Indie Bookstores Mark Banned Books Week on Social Media

Indie booksellers are celebrating Banned Books Week, an annual event that serves as an opportunity for advocates to explain why it is important to preserve everyone’s right to read and view what they want.

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25 Sep

Check Out These Titles Recently Added to ABA’s Pre-Order Calendar

Updated weekly, the calendar outlines selected books’ publication dates and details for ordering from publishers. When available, titles will also link to publishers’ downloadable digital marketing assets.

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20 Sep

2019 National Book Awards Longlists Revealed

To be eligible for a 2019 National Book Award, a book must have been written by a U.S. citizen and published in the United States between December 1, 2018, and November 30, 2019.

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25 Sep

Nominations Due September 30 for ABA’s Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide Flier

The American Booksellers Association’s third Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide flier features the top adult and children’s gift books across a range of categories, as recommended by indie booksellers.

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