BTW Articles

27 Mar

April 5 Deadline for Celebrate (With) Indies

Stores can choose to participate in one, some, or all four of this spring’s Celebrate (With) Indies multi-publisher promotions, but they must sign up by next Friday, April 5. Stores that are not yet taking part in the promotion can sign up at

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06 Mar

Hotel ABA Reservation Deadline April 1

To take advantage of the special rate at this year’s BookExpo America hotel exclusively for ABA member booksellers, the Grand Hyatt New York, booksellers must make their reservations before the room block fills up or by April 1, whichever comes first.

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05 Mar

Reservations Open for Cheaper BEA Rooming Option

This week, BookExpo America opened reservations for a limited number of rooms at Barnard College available exclusively for trade show attendees at a special rate of a $115 per night.

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04 Mar

Petition Process Open for Additional Board Candidates

The names of three director candidates approved by the ABA Board will appear on the ballot to be sent to main store members at the end of March. Under ABA’s Bylaws, bookstore members may submit petitions to have additional director candidates placed on the ballot.

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28 Feb

The Authors Who Were There

A snowstorm in Kansas City just before the start of Winter Institute 8 didn’t keep authors and illustrators away from the event’s signature Author Reception and Small & Independent Press Closing Reception.

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27 Feb

ABA Announces 2013 Board Candidates

The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors, which met this week in Kansas City just prior to the Winter Institute, has named three director candidates to stand for election to the Board.

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27 Feb

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

The March 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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20 Feb

A Few Last-Minute Winter Institute Schedule Reminders

Here’s a quick reminder about some of this weekend’s Winter Institute highlights.

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12 Mar

Celebrate (With) Indies: Signup Opens for Multi-Publisher Promotions

Four new promotions created just for independent bookstores will launch this spring under the banner “Celebrate (With) Indies.” Titles for the promotions celebrating debut authors, moms, dads, and grads were selected by booksellers, and many are Indie Next List Picks and Indie Bestsellers.

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