BTW Articles

25 Aug

Kobo “eRead Local” Program Begins: Web Banners Encourage Customers to Sign Up

New graphics for use on store websites encourage customers to create a Kobo account and take advantage of a special “eRead Local” credit.

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27 Aug

ABA Welcomes Two New Staff Members

Program and Development Coordinator Gen de Botton and Graphic Designer Teresa Pereira Neufeld are the newest ABA staff members.

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12 Aug

High Praise for Human Resources Workshop to Be Held Twice This Fall

In response to enthusiastic feedback from booksellers who participated in Winter Institute 10’s Advanced Learning Session on Human Resources, ABA has invited the session’s presenter, Dr. John Sherlock, to lead two Human Resources Workshops this fall.

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20 Aug

Small Press Profile: Albert Whitman & Company Expanding in New Directions

Albert Whitman & Company, which has been publishing entertaining educational and issue-based children’s books for 96 years, recently adjusted its focus to become more trade market-friendly.

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20 Aug

Meet Booksellers’ Advocates for Free Expression and Public Policy Issues

American Booksellers for Free Expression Director Chris Finan and ABA Senior Public Policy Analyst David Grogan discuss their roles advocating on behalf of ABA members.

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19 Aug

Chefs Unite for Food Relief With Soup for Syria Cookbook

More than 80 famous chefs and cookbook authors from around the world have come together to assist with food relief efforts for Syrian refugees by contributing recipes to Soup for Syria: Recipes to Celebrate Our Shared Humanity, coming October 1 from Interlink Books.

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12 Aug

Mitzi’s Books Demonstrates the IndieBound Spirit

The atmosphere at Mitzi’s Books in Rapid City, South Dakota, gives off a hearty “Shop Local” vibe, due in part to its use of resources from ABA’s IndieBound marketing program. 

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13 Aug

Star Line Books to Open in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Star Line Books, which will open its doors on August 28 in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee, will feature a sizeable literary fiction section and a richly stocked children’s area, as well as a wide selection of books and trail guides for local nature lovers.

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06 Aug

Meet ABA’s Education Development Team

Continuing with Bookselling This Week’s series of staff profiles, here’s an introduction to ABA’s education development team, which consists of Education Manager Lisa Winn and ABC Group Manager Matthew Zoni.

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06 Aug

Small Press Profile: Groundwood Books

Independent Canadian children's publisher Groundwood Books, an imprint of House of Anansi Press, publishes books across all genres geared toward children, middle-grade readers, and young adults, with a special focus on diversity.

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