BTW Articles

24 Oct

Free Marketing Materials Promote Small Business Saturday

To help businesses and communities get ready for the November 24 celebration of Small Business Saturday, features free marketing materials, tools, and other resources.

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15 Nov

Like” ABA and Win IndieBound Posters

As part of ABA’s new social media initiative, any member bookseller that “likes” the association’s new Facebook page by November 29 will be entered into a random drawing to win one of two sets of IndieBound “Eat Sleep Read” and “Snack Nap Read” posters.

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26 Apr

World Book Night: A Well-Documented Celebration

The first World Book Night in the U.S. has come and gone, but the stories of thousands of givers across the country are still being chronicled on Twitter and Facebook, on blogs and in photos, and in local and national newspaper coverage.

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29 May

ABA Booksellers Lounge: The Place to Chat, Relax, Learn

The ABA Booksellers Lounge (Room 1E07/08 of the Javits Center) will be the place for member booksellers to have their questions answered by ABA and IndieCommerce staff, learn about products and services, have a snack, and relax in a comfy chair.

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28 Jun

ABACUS-11 Data-Gathering Begins

The ABACUS-11 Survey process begins today with an e-mail to ABA member bookstores from the National Association of College Stores’ OnCampus Research. This year’s survey gathers financial data from 2011 store operations.

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22 Aug

ABACUS Survey Form Remains Open

The ABACUS-11 Survey form will remain open through this weekend to accommodate booksellers who are finalizing their submissions of 2011 financial data.

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26 Sep

Last Call for Events Specialty Institute

Registration for ABA’s first-ever Events Specialty Institute will close at midnight on Sunday, September 30. The institute, which is open to booksellers at all ABA member stores, will be held on Wednesday, October 3, at The Depot in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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24 Oct

Penguin Offers New Business Model for Indies

Beginning January 1, 2013, Penguin Group USA will be offering independent bricks-and-mortar full-service bookstores a unique partnership opportunity to increase sales and profits and reduce returns for both frontlist and backlist titles.

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15 Nov

Black Dog & Leventhal Names “My Bookstore” Scholarship Winners

This week, Black Dog & Leventhal announced the winners of its “Why My Bookstore Matters” Winter Institute scholarship contest, launched in September in celebration of this month’s publication of “My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop.

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27 Apr

Introduction to Bookselling Seminar Open to ABA Members

Provisional booksellers and employees of regular member stores can still register for ABA’s free, full-day seminar “How to Succeed at Retail Bookselling: Introduction to the Bookstore Business,” to be held on Sunday, June 3 — the day before ABA’s Day of Education and the opening of BookExpo America.

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