BTW Articles

16 Jan Offers “Great Books on Sale” Promotion

Through March 31, ABA member stores that are selling digital audiobooks in partnership with can offer their customers more than 30 bestselling audiobooks for less than $10 each.

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13 Jan

Registration Underway for 2017 ABC Children’s Institute

Registration for the fifth ABC Children’s Institute opened last Wednesday, January 11. Space is limited, and there is a maximum of five registrants per ABA member business.

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17 Jan

Wi12 Attendees Encouraged to Bring Books to Swap and to Donate

ABA is asking all Winter Institute 12 attendees to bring a favorite title that’s at least five years old to share at the Backlist Book Swap Party and to donate a book of any age to benefit one of three Minneapolis-area literacy groups.

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03 Jan

Registration for Children’s Institute to Open January 11

Registration for the 2017 ABC Children’s Institute will open next Wednesday. The event will be held at the Red Lion Hotel on the River – Jantzen Beach in Portland, Oregon, from April 5–7.

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04 Jan

Winter Institute Updates: Book Swap, Bookstore Tours, Leadership and Finance Seminars

With the American Booksellers Association’s 12th annual Winter Institute just three weeks away, here are some important reminders and updates.

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19 Dec

Mark Your Calendars: The 2017 Indie Next List Nomination Schedule

To ensure that store favorites are nominated for next year’s Indie Next Lists, owners and managers are encouraged to post the schedule of 2017 nomination deadlines where all staff members will see it.

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15 Dec

149 Booksellers Receive Holiday Bonuses From James Patterson

Last Thursday, James Patterson announced the names of 149 independent booksellers receiving grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 as part of his Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program.

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16 Dec

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

The January 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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08 Dec

2016 Indie Bestseller Lists Ready for Download

The 2016 Indie Bestseller Lists, featuring the year’s top-selling titles at hundreds of independent bookstores nationwide, are now available as PDFs, Word documents, and in HTML format.

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09 Dec

Complimentary Audiobook Listening Copies Available to ABA Members

Any bookseller currently working in an ABA member store can sign up for’s Audiobook Listening Copy program to gain access to more than two dozen complimentary audiobooks each month.

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