BTW Articles

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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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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05 Nov

Resources Available to ABA Members Affected by Sandy

As ABA’s offices were returning to normal operations on the Monday following Hurricane Sandy, the association’s Member Relationship Managers were reaching out to bookstores in affected areas to assure them that ABA is available to help in any way that it can.

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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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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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25 Oct

New Materials Added to Reorganized Kobo Resource Page

ABA member stores will find a number of newly added resources on BookWeb’s Kobo Bookseller Resource page to help them market and sell Kobo eBooks, eReaders, and accessories.

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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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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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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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18 Oct

Winter Institute Almost Completely Booked

The Eighth Annual Winter Institute is now more than 90 percent booked, and ABA is strongly encouraging members who want to attend to register as soon as possible.

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