BTW Articles

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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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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12 Dec

ABA Is on the Move

The American Booksellers Association’s offices will be closed starting at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 13, as the staff undertakes a move from Tarrytown to White Plains, New York. The offices are expected to reopen on or about Wednesday, December 19.

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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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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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12 Dec

New Holiday Designs in Booksellers DIY

Five new designs for posters and web banners that promote book buying during the holiday season and beyond are now available to ABA members in the Booksellers DIY.

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07 Feb

Find Waldo Local” Survey Due February 12

By popular demand, Candlewick and ABA are bringing back Find Waldo Local  in July 2013. To make this month-long promotion even better the second time around, Candlewick is asking booksellers who participated in last year’s event for their feedback.

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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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18 Dec

Bestseller Lists to Be Sent Wednesday

With the Christmas and New Year’s holidays falling on Tuesday, the Indie Bestseller Lists will be produced and e-mailed to stores on Wednesday for the next two weeks; however, the reporting period each week remains unchanged.

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03 Jan

A Change in Wi8 Plans? Contact ABA

ABA reminds registered booksellers who are no longer planning to attend Winter Institute 8 and all registrants who no longer need their hotel reservations at the Westin Kansas City at Crown Center to notify ABA as soon as possible, so people on the waiting lists can fill their places.

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