BTW Articles

19 Nov

Kobo “Art Forger” Promo Begins

Thanks to Algonquin Books, customers who purchase a Kobo Glo or Mini from an ABA member store from November 19 – 26 will receive a promotional code for a free download of “The Art Forger,” by B.A. Shapiro, the #1 Indie Next List Great Read for November.

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27 Apr

Last Call for ABA Board Ballots

Midnight on Monday, May 7, is the deadline for receipt of electronic ballots for the American Booksellers Association’s 2012 Board of Directors elections.

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29 May

40 Authors & Illustrators to Take Part in Celebration Lunch

Next Tuesday’s ABA Celebration of Bookselling & Author Awards Luncheon will be a joyful occasion featuring 40 authors and illustrators, whose works independent booksellers across the nation have enthusiastically hand-sold and nominated to the Indie Next Lists.

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10 Jul

Satisfaction Survey Ends July 17

ABA’s 2012 Member Satisfaction Survey takes just minutes to complete, but the results are of vital importance to ensuring that ABA’s programs and services best fit member needs.

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30 Aug

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

The September 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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03 Oct

Winter Institute Already More Than Half Filled

Registration for ABA’s Eighth Annual Winter Institute has already reached more than 290 booksellers representing over 150 member stores. Wi8 registration is capped at 500 booksellers with a maximum of three registrants per member business to ensure a dynamic yet intimate educational program.

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01 Nov

Kobo & Thanks for Shopping Indie DIY Materials Available

As a work-around until BookWeb is back, many of the DIY resources to promote Kobo eBooks and eReaders and the Thanks for Shopping Indie campaign have been made available in a temporary DIY on the BTW website.

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20 Nov

Wi8 Website Features Growing List of Authors

A new feature of the Winter Institute website this year is a special page featuring biographical information for the many authors scheduled to take part in the three days of educational programming and in the ever-popular author receptions.

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01 May

Children’s Institute Registration Extended

ABA has extended registration for the Children’s Institute at BookExpo America until May 11. An additional but limited number of spaces at the June 6 day-long event are now open exclusively to booksellers at ABA member stores; they are expected to sell out quickly.

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29 May

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

The June 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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