BTW Articles

29 Mar

ABA Board Ballot to Arrive April 3

ABA main store members should be on the lookout for an e-mail from CEO Oren Teicher to arrive on Monday, April 3, with links to the ballot for the 2017 Board of Directors election and candidate bios.

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17 Mar

Spring Forums This Month in Massachusetts, New York, and California

Between now and the end of the month, ABA will be hosting Spring Forums in Cambridge, Massachusetts; White Plains, New York; and North Hollywood, California.

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17 Mar

Baker & Taylor to Offer Special Promotion in April on All Kids’ & YA Titles

Baker & Taylor will celebrate its lead sponsorship of the fifth ABC Childrens Institute with a special discount on all children’s and young adult trade books for two weeks following the April 5–7 event.

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03 Mar

Voting Underway for 2017 Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards

Voting opened on March 3 for the 10th annual Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards, the national book awards program in which the winners are selected by children and teens of all ages.

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08 Mar

Spring Forum Education Handout Now on BookWeb

ABA has compiled booksellers’ ideas from Winter Institute’s Bookseller Discussion Groups in a handout aimed at helping booksellers address the current political/social climate in their communities.

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08 Mar

March 17 Deadline for Petitions in Support of Additional ABA Board Candidates

Under ABA’s Bylaws, any bookstore member may submit petitions to have the names of additional candidates added to the ballot for the 2017 Board of Directors elections.

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08 Mar

ABA to Offer Low-Cost E-Commerce Alternative

IndieLite, the new e-commerce platform under development by ABA, will be a solution for bookstores that are just getting started in e-commerce or those that want a website requiring very little time and effort to maintain.

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08 Mar

Event Kit Available for New Edition of “My Bookstore”

Stores can request an event kit to promote the new edition of My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop, releasing in time for Independent Bookstore Day.

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27 Feb

Two Booksellers Forums Upcoming in the NAIBA Region

Booksellers in the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association region have two opportunities to attend a Spring Forum program this month: in Washington, D.C., on March 10 and in White Plains, New York, on March 28.

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23 Feb

March 6 Application Deadline for Binc Higher Education Scholarships

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation is accepting applications for its 2017 higher education scholarships for booksellers and their dependents through March 6.

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