BTW Articles

08 Nov

ABFFE’s Finan to Be Honored

American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression President Chris Finan will be honored at the National Coalition Against Censorship’s Annual Celebration of Free Speech & Its Defenders on November 12 in New York City.

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23 May

Free E-Book Creates Buzz for Fall Titles

Bookstores can now start promoting sales of more than 30 of the fall season’s “buzz” books, thanks to a free e-book out this week from Publishers Lunch.

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21 Jun

New & Upcoming E-Book Promos

The IndieCommerce Publisher Promotions page has been updated this week with one promotion just underway and two upcoming for the month of July.

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09 Aug

Registration Opens for First ABA Events Specialty Institute

ABA opened registration today for its first-ever Events Specialty Institute. The one-day educational program offering a range of topics for both seasoned booksellers and those in need of more introductory-level courses will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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19 Sep

Events Institute Session Presenters Announced

ABA has announced the presenters for the Events Specialty Institute’s four breakout sessions and three roundtable discussions. The institute will be held on October 3 at The Depot in Minneapolis.

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17 Oct

Last Chance to Sign Up for Kobo Launch Incentive

To take advantage of the Kobo Launch Incentive — which includes free displays, free demo units, sell-through bonuses, product returnability, extended dating, and a cash bonus for participating — ABA member stores must submit a “Kobo Participation Agreement” by midnight ET on Saturday, October 20.

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14 Nov

2012 National Book Award Winners Announced

The winners of the National Book Awards were announced on Wednesday night, November 14, at the National Book Foundation’s 63nd National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

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23 Apr

Award Winners to Headline Celebration Luncheon

ABA announced this week that all of the winners of the 2012 Indies Choice Book Awards and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards will be attending the June 5 Celebration of Bookselling Author Awards Luncheon at BookExpo America.

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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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