BTW Articles

30 Mar

Indies Introduce Author Interviews Now on YouTube

Five- to 10-minute interviews of Winter/Spring 2016 Indies Introduce authors, conducted by booksellers at Winter Institute 11, are now on ABA’s YouTube channel.

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30 Mar

Readers’ Retreats, Bookmobile, and an Expansion Mean Busy Times at Parnassus Books

In April, Nashville’s Parnassus Books will host its fourth readers’ retreat at the Rivendell Writers Colony in Sewanee, Tennessee. This spring also brings with it the introduction of a new bookmobile and the beginning of the store’s expansion project.

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30 Mar

Partners Book Distributing to Close

Partners Book Distributing, comprised of Partners/East in Holt, Michigan, and Partners/West in Renton, Washington, is closing and will stop shipping orders effective Friday, April 1.

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30 Mar

Bookselling Community Remembers Quail Ridge Founder Nancy Olson

Booksellers share their personal memories of Nancy Olson, founder and former owner of Quail Ridge Books & Music, who died on Sunday, March 27, at the age of 75 from kidney disease.

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17 Mar

Wi11 Panelists Weigh in on Working With Self-Published Authors

Bookseller panelists at the Winter Institute 11 education session “Working With Self-Published Authors” shared best practices for creating partnerships that benefit both self-published authors and the bookstore’s bottom line.

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23 Mar

Small Press Profile: The Feminist Press

Jennifer Baumgardner, Feminist Press’ executive director and publisher, talks about the nonprofit’s history, mission, and upcoming titles. 

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23 Mar

Off the Shelf’s Wi11 Backlist Book Swap Video Now Online

Off the Shelf’s video compilation of bookseller interviews from Winter Institute’s first annual Backlist Book Swap is now available on YouTube. 

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22 Mar

New Localism Toolkit a Boon to Booksellers

Kevin Gillies of City Stacks Books & Coffee and Nina Barrett of Bookends & Beginnings will be using some of the many resources in ABA’s New Localism Toolkit to educate customers, elected officials, and others about the need for public policies that ensure the health of locally owned businesses and their communities.

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23 Mar

Former BEA Event Director Steve Rosato Joins OverDrive

Former BookExpo America event director Steve Rosato has joined digital book distribution platform OverDrive as an international business development executive.

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22 Mar

NPR’s Morning Edition to Broadcast From I Know You Like a Book

NPR’s Morning Edition will be broadcast from I Know You Like a Book, in Peoria Heights, Illinois, on Friday, April 8, as part of the show’s new initiative to travel to different small towns across America.

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