BTW Articles

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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12 Apr

Publishers and ABA React to Justice Department Suit

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a civil suit in district court in New York against Apple and five of the major publishers with agency model pricing for e-books. Three of the publishers have agreed to settle; Apple and the other two publishers appear to be headed for court.

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07 May

ABA Announces 2012 Election Results

The American Booksellers Association’s 2012 Board of Directors election results are now final.

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06 Jun

Bowker Study Provides Encouraging News for Kids’ Booksellers

ABA educational programming at the first ABC Children’s Institute kicked off with the opening plenary “Understanding the Children’s Book Consumer in the Digital Age,” presented by Kelly Gallagher, vice president, Publishing Work Flow Solutions, R.R. Bowker.

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26 Jul

IndieCommerce Institute Registration to Open Next Week

ABA’s second IndieCommerce Institute will take place in White Plains, New York, on Thursday, September 13. The event will also feature a reception on the evening of Wednesday, September 12, and opportunities for hour-long one-on-one sessions with IndieCommerce staff on Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning, September 14.

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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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16 Oct

Kobo Webinar Now Available on BookWeb

Booksellers who were unable to attend a session on the ABA/Kobo eReading Solution at the regional shows and those who missed last week’s live webinars can now access a recording of the October 12 webinar and question-and-answer session via

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