BTW Articles

12 Sep

Few Spaces Left for Events Specialty Institute

There are still a few openings for booksellers who are interested in attending ABA’s first-ever Events Specialty Institute, on Wednesday, October 3, at The Depot in Minneapolis, Minnesota, just prior to the Great Lakes and Midwest independent booksellers association’s Heartland Fall Forum.

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12 Sep

Winter Institute Registration to Open September 27

ABA will open registration for its eighth annual Winter Institute  on Thursday, September 27. Wi8 kicks off in Kansas City, Missouri, with an opening reception on Friday, February 22, 2013.

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11 Sep

E-Books and Literacy to Highlight ABA Education at NCIBA & PNBA

ABA staff will be at the mid-October shows of the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association and the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association to present two education sessions: “E-Books and Independent Bookstores” and “Meeting the Literacy Needs of Your Community.”

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06 Sep

Multi-Publisher Promotion for ABA Members to Begin on Small Business Saturday

Thanks for Shopping Indie, the first-ever multi-publisher promotion exclusively for ABA member bookstores, will give booksellers the opportunity to offer  an “extra” to customers on a broad range of 2012 Indie Next List titles.

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06 Sep

Black Dog & Leventhal Launches Contest for Three Scholarships to Wi8

In celebration of the forthcoming My Bookstore, a collection of essays by some of America’s favorite writers, Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers is offering booksellers the chance to win one of three $2,500 scholarships to Winter Institute 8.

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05 Sep

ABA to Focus on E-Books and Literacy at Heartland and NEIBA Shows

At the Heartland Fall Forum and the NEIBA Fall Conference, both from October 3 - 5, ABA will be presenting the education sessions  “E-Books and Independent Bookstores” and  “Meeting the Literacy Needs of Your Community.”

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30 Aug

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

The September 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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23 Aug

ABA to Offer E-Books Session at MPIBA Trade Show

ABA will be at this fall’s Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association trade show to offer educational programming, meet with booksellers about their concerns, and share updates on ABA’s programs and initiatives.

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22 Aug

ABACUS Survey Form Remains Open

The ABACUS-11 Survey form will remain open through this weekend to accommodate booksellers who are finalizing their submissions of 2011 financial data.

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15 Aug

Events Institute Registration Off to a Strong Start

ABA’s first-ever Events Specialty Institute will bring booksellers from around the country to Minneapolis for a full-day of education on Wednesday, October 3. Since registration opened last week, the response from seasoned booksellers and those in need of more introductory-level courses has been strong.

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