BTW Articles

06 Feb

CAMEX Extends Special Welcome to Wi8 Booksellers

A unique feature of Winter Institute 8 will be a field trip for booksellers to the National Association of College Stores’  2013 CAMEX trade show on Sunday, February 24. Wi8 bookseller attendees who place an order of any size from an exhibiting vendor while they’re there will receive a $100 rebate per store.

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30 Jan

Pre-Ordering Launches on Kobo eBooks

Customers looking to pre-order upcoming eBook releases can now do so from stores participating in the ABA/Kobo partnership.

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24 Jan

Wi8 Consultation Station Appointments Now Available

Winter Institute 8 registrants can now make appointments to meet with Consultation Station participants, including ABA’s affiliated business solution partners, POS vendors, and others, on Monday, February 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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24 Jan

Google eBooks No Longer Available via IndieCommerce on January 31

On January 31, IndieCommerce stores that do not participate in the Kobo eBook program will no longer be able to sell e-books. That’s the date set by Google for the end of the Google eBooks reseller program worldwide. Stores that would still like to offer e-books to their customers should sign up as soon as possible for the ABA/Kobo program.

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23 Jan

Hotel ABA Accepting Reservations for BEA 2013

This year’s hotel exclusively for ABA member booksellers attending BookExpo America 2013 is the Grand Hyatt New York, located at 42nd Street and Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. Booksellers who make their reservations before April 1 will be automatically entered into a drawing for free hotel nights, courtesy of BEA.

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23 Jan

The February 2013 “Now in Paperback” Flier & Shelf-Talkers

The February 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

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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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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15 Jan

The 2012 Indie Holiday Bestsellers

Here are the top 15 bestselling titles in the categories of Hardcover Fiction and Nonfiction, Paperback Fiction and Nonfiction, and Children’s Interest and Illustrated based on reporting from independent bookstores nationwide for the six-week holiday period, from November 23 through December 31, 2012.

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10 Jan

Save the Date: ABA Announces 2013 Spring Forum Schedule

ABA is inviting members to attend any of the 11 Spring Forum programs, which are being held in conjunction with the regional booksellers associations, between Friday, March 15, and Wednesday, May 8, 2013.

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