BTW Articles

10 May

2017 Indies Choice and E.B. White Read-Aloud Award Winners Announced

Booksellers at independent bookstores nationwide have chosen the winners of the 2017 Indies Choice Book Awards and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards in eight categories.

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09 May

Breakfast Speakers to Sign in ABA Member Lounge at BookExpo

Ten of the 12 featured speakers at this year’s BookExpo Book & Author Breakfasts will be autographing exclusively for booksellers in the ABA Member Lounge on the trade show floor.

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03 May

Summer/Fall 2017 Indies Introduce Titles Announced, Signup Opens

Publishers are once again 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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03 May

ABA Announces 2017 Board of Directors Election Results

The results of balloting by bookstore members to elect a new president, vice president/secretary, and three directors to serve on the ABA Board are now official.

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02 May

Sign Up Now for May 11 Webinar on Creating a Store Press Kit

May 10 is the deadline for booksellers to register for a webinar on creating a press kit that will communicate their bookstores strongest selling points to publishers.

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01 May

ABA Lounge at BookExpo to Feature IndieCommerce One-on-Ones

Booksellers with questions about selling books and marketing their stores online are invited to visit with a member of the IndieCommerce team in the ABA Member Lounge (Booth 721) at BookExpo 2017.

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26 Apr

ABA Board Ballot Deadline May 2

The deadline for ABA main store members to vote in the 2017 Board of Directors elections is this Tuesday, May 2.

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21 Apr

The May ’17 Now in Paperback Flier & Shelf-Talkers

The May Indie Next List’s 12 Now in Paperback titles are featured with bookseller quotes on a downloadable flier and shelf-talkers.

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26 Apr

Webinar to Present Step-by-Step Instructions for Creating Best Press Kit for Your Store

On May 11, ABA will host a webinar on creating a press kit that will prepare booksellers for their next conversation with publishers. The webinar will be presented by marketing consultant Maribeth Pelly.

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17 Apr

Baker & Taylor Kids First Promo Ends Friday

Baker & Taylor’s special discount for ABA members on all children’s and young adult trade books ends this Friday, April 21.

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