BTW Articles

09 Dec

Register Now for IndieCommerce One-on-Ones at Wi12

IndieCommerce staff is currently making appointments with booksellers who would like to arrange a one-on-one meeting at the 2017 Winter Institute in Minneapolis.

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14 Dec

ABA Announces Staff Changes

With the news that Development Officer Mark Nichols will be retiring after Wi12, ABA announced a series of staff promotions and changes that will go into effect on January 1.

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01 Dec

72 Booksellers Awarded 2017 Winter Institute Scholarships

Seventy-two booksellers from ABA member stores around the country have been awarded scholarships to the upcoming Winter Institute in Minneapolis.

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29 Nov

New Date and Time for Winter Institute Finance Seminar

The Bookstore Finance Seminar at Winter Institute 12 will now take place on Monday, January 30, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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30 Nov

HarperCollins Announces New Backlist Program for U.S. Indies

A new HarperCollins backlist program will reward and support independent retailers that maintain a varied selection of backlist titles specific to the store’s strengths and customer base.

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30 Nov

The December ’16 Now in Paperback Flier & Shelf-Talkers

The December Indie Next List’s 12 “Now in Paperback” titles, including three Young Adult crossover favorites, are featured with bookseller quotes on a downloadable flier and shelf-talkers.

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18 Nov

2017 Children’s Institute Scholarship Applications Being Accepted

Booksellers at stores that did not have an ABC Children’s Institute scholarship winner in 2015 or 2016 can apply now for a publisher-sponsored scholarship to the 2017 Children’s Institute.

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21 Nov

Robinsons to Sell Village Books and Paper Dreams to Three Staff Members

After more than 36 years at the helm, Chuck and Dee Robinson are selling Village Books and Paper Dreams in Bellingham and Lynden, Washington, to three employees.

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16 Nov

Audiobook Special Offer for Indies First, November 26

To promote Indies First on Small Business Saturday and to drive traffic to ABA member sites, Libro.fm will be offering customers a selection of free digital audiobooks on November 26.

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04 Nov

IndieCommunication: IndieCommerce Institute Registration, the SIBA Holiday Catalog & More

The November 4 edition of the IndieCommunication newsletter includes information about the January 27 IndieCommerce Institute, the SIBA holiday catalog, the Indie Next List eNewsletter, and a tip of the week.

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