BTW Articles

13 Feb

67 Authors to Appear at Wi8’s Receptions

Here’s look at the 67 new and established authors and illustrators who will be featured at the Winter Institute’s signature Author Reception or the Closing Reception hosted by Wi8’s small and independent press sponsors.

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27 Nov

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

The December 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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17 Jan

Kobo Mini Valentine’s Day Promo to Launch January 25

Kobo is launching a national promotional event on Kobo Mini eReaders and Snapbacks leading up to Valentine’s Day. Beginning January 25 and ending February 14, the promotion consists of a Kobo Mini for $59.99 and a free Snapback.

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14 Feb

DOJ Clears Way for Penguin Random House Merger

The Department of Justice has completed its review of the proposed merger of Penguin and Random House and has cleared the transaction in the U.S., according to a statement released today by the publishers’ respective parent companies, Pearson and Bertelsmann.

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18 Mar

Binc Scholarship Applications Accepted Through April 18

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation is accepting applications from eligible bookstore employees, bookstore owners, former Borders employees, and dependents of each for the Binc Scholarship program, which will award up to 35 higher education awards totaling $100,000.

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28 Nov

December 7 Reporting Deadline for Black Friday/SBS Kobo Mini Sales

ABA member stores that sold the Kobo Mini for $49 during last weekend’s Black Friday/Small Business Saturday promotion must report their sales by next Friday, December 7, to receive Kobo’s $30 rebate for each Mini sold.

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17 Jan

ABA Asks You to Share Your Creativity

ABA is asking booksellers to share some of the creative things they have done to make their stores more successful and profitable. Booksellers’ input, via a short, online survey, will help ABA formulate the Spring Forum season’s educational component, “The Top 10 Things You Must Do Now!”

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19 Feb

Binc Opens Application Process for Higher Education Scholarships

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation is accepting applications from now through April 18 for the Binc Foundation Scholarship program, which will award up to 35 higher education awards totaling $100,000 to eligible bookstore employees, bookstore owners, former Borders employees, and dependents of each.

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21 Mar

“Celebrate Debut Authors” Title List, Shelf-Talkers, Videos Available

Learn more about four new spring promotions created just for independent bookstores, which launched last week under the banner “Celebrate (With) Indies.” Then sign up. Promotional materials are available, including shelf-talkers and author videos for the Celebrate Debut Authors With Indies campaign.

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