BTW Articles

22 Oct

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

The November 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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14 Nov

Stores Begin Promoting Two-Day Holiday Sale on Kobo Mini

Kobo is offering special $49 pricing for Kobo Minis sold on Friday, November 23, and Saturday, November 24. ABA member stores that sell the Mini for $49 during the two-day promotion will receive a $30 rebate for each Kobo Mini sold.

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24 May

Shipley Moves to Primary Runoff

Arkansas’ June 12 primary runoff will include a race between Mary Gay Shipley, owner of That Bookstore in Blytheville, and another Blytheville resident.

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26 Jun

Bookseller Input Sought on ABA Programs

ABA is asking bookstore members to respond to a simple online survey that will be used to help ensure programs and services continue to best serve members’ needs.

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15 Aug

Events Institute Registration Off to a Strong Start

ABA’s first-ever Events Specialty Institute will bring booksellers from around the country to Minneapolis for a full-day of education on Wednesday, October 3. Since registration opened last week, the response from seasoned booksellers and those in need of more introductory-level courses has been strong.

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25 Sep

ABA to Offer E-Book and Literacy Sessions at Heartland and NEIBA Shows

At next week’s  Heartland Fall Forum and New England Independent Booksellers Association Fall Conference, ABA staff will present the education sessions “E-Books and Independent Bookstores” and “Meeting the Literacy Needs of Your Community.”

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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, shopsmall.com 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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