BTW Articles

13 Jun

Face Out: ABA Board Member Kris Kleindienst on Her Life Among Books

Kris Kleindienst, co-owner of Left Bank Books in St. Louis, talks about her early experiences with books and reading, how she became a bookseller, what she hopes to accomplish as a new ABA Board member, and more.

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06 Jun

2016 Binc Higher Education Scholarship Winners Named

The recipients of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s 2016 Higher Education Scholarships include 27 current bookstore employees/owners and their dependents as well as former Borders Group employees and their dependents.

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24 May

The June ’16 Now in Paperback/Revisit & Rediscover Flier, Shelf-Talkers

Downloadable fliers and shelf-talkers are now available to promote the June Indie Next List’s Next Great Reads, Now in Paperback titles, and Revisit & Rediscover backlist favorites.

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17 May

Video of Kobo CEO Highlights Advantages of Promoting eBooks

In a new video, Kobo President and CEO Michael Tamblyn urges booksellers to take advantage of all that Kobo has to offer to help brick-and-mortar bookstores bring in new customers and strengthen their overall business. 

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29 Apr

BEA 2016: Lounge Autographing/Galley Room, Publicists Speed Dating, Town Hall/Annual Membership Meeting & Other Reminders

Before BEA kicks off next week at McCormick Place in Chicago, here are some final reminders about author autographing and the galley room in the ABA Member Lounge, Publicists Speed Dating, the ABA Town Hall and Annual Membership Meeting, discounted parking, and more.

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04 May

Children’s Institute Registration Deadline May 20

Space at next month’s ABC Children’s Institute is now limited. Registration will close on Friday, May 20, or once the institute reaches capacity, whichever comes first.

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27 Apr

Summer/Fall 2016 Indies Introduce Titles Revealed: Signup Opens

Publishers are offering specials on 10 adult titles and 10 children’s titles chosen by panels of ABA member booksellers from across the U.S. as the top debuts of the upcoming publishing season.

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27 Apr

53 Booksellers Named ABC Children’s Institute Scholarship Recipients

Thanks to the generosity of lead sponsor Baker & Taylor, 38 publisher sponsors, and the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, 53 ABA member booksellers will be attending this June’s ABC Children’s Institute on scholarship.

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27 Apr

The May ’16 Now in Paperback/Revisit & Rediscover Flier, Shelf-Talkers

Downloadable fliers and shelf-talkers are now available to promote the May Indie Next List’s Next Great Reads, Now in Paperback titles, and Revisit & Rediscover backlist favorites.

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21 Apr

Still Time to Purchase Tickets for Lunch or Tea With Children’s Book Authors

On Friday afternoon, May 13, at BEA, ABA member booksellers and friends of the Children’s Book Council will have two opportunities to connect with children’s book authors and illustrators.

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