BTW Articles

19 Jul

New York’s Sen. Schumer Calls on DOJ to Drop E-Book Suit

In an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, New York Senator Charles Schumer, a Democrat, called on the Department of Justice to drop its lawsuit against Apple and five major publishers for allegedly colluding to raise prices on e-books.

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05 Sep

ABA to Focus on E-Books and Literacy at Heartland and NEIBA Shows

At the Heartland Fall Forum and the NEIBA Fall Conference, both from October 3 - 5, ABA will be presenting the education sessions  “E-Books and Independent Bookstores” and  “Meeting the Literacy Needs of Your Community.”

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03 Oct

October 12 Deadline for Drabyak Fellowship Nominations

The deadline for nominations for the Joe Drabyak Frontline Fellowship to Winter Institute 8 is Friday, October 12.

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02 Nov

Penguin and Random House to Merge

On Monday, October 29, Pearson and Bertelsmann confirmed plans to merge their trade publishing groups. The new company will be called Penguin Random House and will include all the English, Spanish, and Portuguese language interests of both the Penguin Group and Random House.

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20 Nov

World Book Night Host Store Agreements Due December 1

Stores that wish to participate in the 2013 celebration of World Book Night in the U.S. must return a Host Store Marketing Agreement by December 1.

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02 May

Tattered Cover’s Neil Strandberg to Join ABA

The American Booksellers Association announced this week that Neil Strandberg, a longtime staff member at Denver’s Tattered Cover Book Store, would be joining the association in the newly created position of Director of Member Technology, on Monday, May 7.

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30 May

World Book Night Gets High Marks

Survey results released this week by World Book Night show a high level of satisfaction with the experience among this year’s givers.

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19 Jul

MasterCard and Visa Reach Settlement in Antitrust Suit

A settlement was announced last week in a 2005 lawsuit that charged MasterCard, Visa, and major banks with engaging in price-fixing to charge high fees for credit card payment processing.

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06 Sep

Black Dog & Leventhal Launches Contest for Three Scholarships to Wi8

In celebration of the forthcoming My Bookstore, a collection of essays by some of America’s favorite writers, Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers is offering booksellers the chance to win one of three $2,500 scholarships to Winter Institute 8.

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03 Oct

World Book Night Posts California Video, 2013 Store Sign-up Continues

As booksellers head to the fall regional trade shows, World Book Night U.S. has been posting video highlights of this past April’s celebration in different regions of the country on YouTube. Added this week is video of celebrations in California, just in time for the Northern and Southern California trade shows this month.

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