BTW Articles

08 Aug
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ABFE, Free Expression Organizations Condemn White House’s Attack on Press Freedom

The groups sent a letter to White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders concerning reports that the White House had barred CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins from covering a press event on July 25.

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31 Jul

What Does South Dakota v. Wayfair Mean for Retailers?

In June, the Supreme Court ruled that states can legally collect tax from remote retailers deemed to have “economic nexus.”

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24 Jul

ABA’s E-Fairness Timeline: A Long and Winding Road to Success

A new E-Fairness Timeline available on ABA’s Advocacy page shows the many ups and downs throughout the long fight to sales tax fairness in which independent booksellers played a leading role.

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24 Jul

ABFE Continues to Campaign for Chinese Bookseller’s Release

The American Booksellers for Free Expression (ABFE) has sent a letter to the Chinese Ambassador to the United States, Cui Tiankai, urging the Chinese government release Gui Minhai, a publisher and bookseller detained by Chinese authorities earlier this year.


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24 Apr

Sign Up Now to Receive a Banned Books Week Kit

Bookstore members should fill out the form on BookWeb if they wish to receive a Banned Books Week promotion kit, which includes bookmarks, stickers, counter cards, caution tape, and more.

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10 Jul
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Start Planning for Banned Books Week 2018

The Banned Books Week Coalition is offering new tools and resources to help booksellers prepare for this year’s celebration of the freedom to read, to be held September 23–29. 

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02 May

Opt in to Receive a Banned Books Week Kit

Free Banned Books Week promotion kits are now available to order via a form on BookWeb.

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27 Jun

Facebook’s New Political Ad Policy Ends Up Censoring Bookstore’s Author Event Ads

A Room of One’s Own Bookstore requested to boost Facebook posts to promote two author events only to find that they were rejected on the basis of what Facebook characterized as their “political nature.”

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27 Jun

New Law Frees Smaller Banks From Strict Federal Regulations

The bipartisan Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, signed into law last month, rolls back some of the strict regulations on banks established by the 2010 Dodd-Frank law.

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25 Jun

AGs Join with FTC, Better Business Bureau to Help Small Businesses Combat Fraud

Attorneys General for 12 states have joined with the Federal Trade Commission and the Better Business Bureau in a partnership called “Operation Main Street.” 

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