BTW Articles

24 May

Abrams Grows “The Art of Selling Books”

In response to enthusiastic bookseller support, Abrams has increased the number of assortments in its Fall 2012 The Art of Selling Books promotion to 25.

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22 Jun

The July “Now in Paperback” Flier & Shelf-Talkers

The July 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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15 Aug

ABA Seeks Nominations for Board of Directors

The Nominating Committee, chaired by John Evans of DIESEL, A Bookstore in Los Angeles, Malibu, and Oakland, California, is searching for qualified candidates to serve on the ABA Board of Directors. Any ABA member may submit nominations for Board directors.

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20 Sep

Wi8: Registration to Open Next Thursday

Booksellers at ABA member stores will be able to register for the eighth annual Winter Institute (Wi8) beginning next Thursday, September 27. Wi8 will be held in Kansas City, Missouri, from Saturday, February 23, to Monday, February 25, 2013, with an opening reception on Friday, February 22, 2013.

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17 Oct

World Book Night “Host Bookstore” Sign-Up Continues

Plans for the next celebration of World Book Night, on April 23, 2013, are well underway, and World Book Night U.S. Executive Director Carl Lennertz is encouraging stores to return their 2013 Host Store Marketing Agreement “before the holidays heat up.”

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13 Nov

Kobo DIY Resources Grow

The array of materials available to booksellers to promote sales of Kobo eBooks and eReaders grew this week with the addition to the Bookseller DIY of three tent card designs, new web banners, bookmarks, and a letter-sized poster for a special launch promotion.

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23 Apr

The May 2012 “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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24 May

ABA to Introduce “Why Indies Matter” at BEA

ABA has launched a new video campaign that captures unscripted and impromptu testimonials about independent bookstores from authors, customers, and indie supporters around the country.

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25 Jun

ALA Awards First Carnegie Medals for Fiction and Nonfiction

The American Library Association has announced the first recipients of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, recognizing the best books for adult readers published the previous year in the U.S. as selected by library professionals.

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15 Aug

ABA Heading to SIBA Trade Show

ABA will be at the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance’s September 7 - 9  trade show in Naples, Florida, to offer an e-books education session and to meet with booksellers to hear their concerns and to share updates on ABA’s programs and initiatives.

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