BTW Articles

23 Jul

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

The August Indie Next List’s 10 “Now in Paperback” titles are featured with bookseller quotes on a downloadable flier and shelf-talkers.

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06 Sep

Multi-Publisher Promotion for ABA Members to Begin on Small Business Saturday

Thanks for Shopping Indie, the first-ever multi-publisher promotion exclusively for ABA member bookstores, will give booksellers the opportunity to offer  an “extra” to customers on a broad range of 2012 Indie Next List titles.

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04 Oct

ABA to Host Webinars on Kobo eBook Solution Next Week: Sign-up Now

The American Booksellers Association will be hosting two one-hour webinars next week on the ABA/Kobo partnership for booksellers who have been unable to attend the “eBooks and Indie Bookstores” session at the regional trade shows.

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07 Nov

World Book Night Announces 2013 Titles, Honorary Chairs & Opening of Giver Sign-up

Authors Ann Patchett and James Patterson will be co-chairs of the 2013 celebration of World Book Night in the U.S. Also announced today were the 30 titles to be given away during the April 23 campaign as well as the opening of the online application process for volunteer book givers.

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02 May

New Design Fires Up Imaginations

A fun, new design for a bookmark and poster has just been added to ABA’s Bookseller DIY.  “Fire Up Your Imagination,” featuring a colorful, friendly dragon, comes to the U.S. courtesy of the Booksellers Association of the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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31 May

Original Children’s Art to Be Raffled at BEA

Lovers of original children’s art who cannot attend the Children’s Art Auction and Reception on Wednesday evening at BEA will still have an opportunity to win one of 11 pieces to be raffled during the auction, including works by Bruce Degen, Chris Raschka, and Mo Willems.

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25 Jul

Discount on Espresso Book Machine Doubled

On Demand Books has announced a new discount for ABA member bookstores that purchase or lease the Espresso Book Machine before August 1, 2013.

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11 Sep

E-Books and Literacy to Highlight ABA Education at NCIBA & PNBA

ABA staff will be at the mid-October shows of the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association and the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association to present two education sessions: “E-Books and Independent Bookstores” and “Meeting the Literacy Needs of Your Community.”

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10 Oct

Winter Institute Registration Nearing Capacity

Just two weeks after registration for the ABA’s Eighth Annual Winter Institute opened, the event is approaching its cap of 500 bookseller registrants.

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07 Nov

WNBA Issues Call for Pannell Award Nominations

The Women’s National Book Association is seeking nominations of general and children’s specialty stores for its 2013 WNBA Pannell Awards.

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