BTW Articles

02 Mar

2016 BEA Editors’ Buzz Books Revealed

BookExpo America has announced the titles to be featured at this year’s adult, YA, and middle grade Editors’ Buzz Forums at BookExpo America in Chicago.

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29 Feb

Find Waldo Local Preregistration Extended to March 8

Preregistration to participate in the fifth anniversary year of Find Waldo Local has been extended for an additional week, to Tuesday, March 8.

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02 Mar

Bank Square Books Owner Participates in U.S. Publishing Mission to Cuba

Annie Philbrick, the co-owner of Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop & Café, participated in the first-ever U.S. Publishing Mission to Cuba.

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02 Mar

Hachette Reaches Deal to Buy Perseus Publishing Business

The Perseus Books Group and Hachette Book Group announced on Tuesday that they have entered into a binding commitment to sell Perseus’s publishing business to Hachette.

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01 Mar

2016 PEN Literary Award Winners Make Great Recommendations

PEN American Center has announced the winners of its 2016 PEN Literary Awards, which span fiction, drama, sports writing, biography, translation, poetry, and more. 

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01 Mar

Wi11 Education Session Reveals Overall Trends in Book Retailing

At the Winter Institute 11 education session “Overall Trends in Book Retailing,” Peter Hildick-Smith of Codex Group and Kristen McLean of Nielsen Book presented their latest data on trends in U.S. book retail.

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23 Feb

Inklings Staff Raising Money for Coworker’s Heart Transplant

After doctors told bookseller Mimi Applebaum she needed a lifesaving heart transplant, staff members at Inklings Bookshop sprang into action to raise money to help cover the exceptional expenses she and her family will incur.

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24 Feb

IndieCommerce: Web Traffic Survey Results

The IndieCommunication newsletter of February 24 presents the results of last week’s survey on web traffic, information about the new IndieCommerce webinar schedule, an introduction to the new “Variable Price” feature, and more.

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22 Feb

Ankeny, Iowa’s First Bookstore to Open in April

This April, Mary Rork-Watson, whose background lies in office administration, literature studies, and art, will open Plot Twist Bookstore, the very first bookstore for Ankeny, Iowa.

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17 Feb

61 ABA Member Stores Open in 2015; 16 Sold to New Owners

In 2015, the American Booksellers Association welcomed 61 new indie bookstores that opened for business in 31 states and the District of Columbia. Also last year, 16 established ABA member stores were bought by new owners.

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