BTW - Week of August 22, 2018

20 Aug

Sign Up Now: Indie Bookstores to Give Back on Small Business Saturday

Booksellers must sign up by September 10 to receive a free box of special Indies First/Small Business Saturday editions of Jason Reynolds’ Ghost to distribute to children in an underserved community.

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22 Aug

Arcadia Publishing, ABA Partner to Help Local “Come Alive” in Indie Bookstores

The new YourTown Store Match service enables independent bookstores to assemble and display uniquely customized assortments of local-interest books for their customers.

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21 Aug

Watch for the Winter Institute Schedule to Debut September 12

Booksellers are encouraged to review the schedule when beginning to book travel for the January 22–25 event. Registration for Winter Institute 14 will open on Monday, September 17.

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20 Aug

TV Production Company Seeks Family Business for New Unscripted Show

An award-winning television production company has issued a call-out for participants for a new unscripted TV series in development that will follow a family-run business, and indie bookstores that fit the bill are invited to apply.

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16 Aug

Nominate a Bookseller to Receive a James Patterson Holiday Bonus Now

For his Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program, author James Patterson has pledged $250,000 to provide bonuses for independent bookstore employees this year. Nominations close September 30.

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21 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Frankfurt Book Fair launches Bookfest; Obama posts summer reading list; Amazon plans Denver store; Seven Stories launches promotion for indies; Chronicle Books, Trustbridge Global Media partner on new imprint; Amphorae acquires Goldminds; Nebraska Book Company partners with Follett; Hopkins Fulfillment Services to distribute Wesleyan University Press; Ingram to distribute Grim Oak Press, adds three new technical publisher clients; PGW to distribute Heyday; Tyndale House CFO to retire; Phoenix International Publications named top Licensee; Ink Spell Books’ Find Waldo Local nominated; Alissa duBois wins Handseller of the Year; Hugo winners announced

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20 Aug

Face Out: ABA Board Member Angela Maria Spring on Her Life Among Books

Angela Maria Spring, owner Duende District Books in Washington, D.C., talks about her early experiences working in a bookstore, her goals as an ABA Board member, what she’s reading now, and more.

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22 Aug

Two Weeks Left to Order the ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

ABA member stores still have time to order this year’s ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog, scheduled to arrive in stores in early October.

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20 Aug

Keep Staff in the Loop: Encourage Colleagues to Sign Up for Bookselling This Week

Make sure your coworkers stay in the know by signing up for BTW. In the weeks to come, BTW will report on the upcoming Winter Institute, new bookstore openings, industry news, and more!

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22 Aug

BookWeb to Go Offline for Software Upgrade

On Tuesday, August 28, BookWeb.org will be offline from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. EDT for a planned system update.

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21 Aug

Trump Campaign Demands that Simon & Schuster Cease and Desist

A letter from President Trump’s legal counsel claims that Omarosa Manigault Newman’s Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House contains “confidential information and disparaging statements.”

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21 Aug

Banned Books Week Kits Arrive in Bookstores

Indie booksellers that ordered a Banned Books Week promotion kit from the American Booksellers Association will receive their kits in the August Red Box, on its way to stores now.

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22 Aug

Last Call to Sign Up for ABA’s Webinar on NPD BookScan for Booksellers

Booksellers can still sign up to participate in the American Booksellers Association’s August 23 webinar on using NPD BookScan data to increase sales.

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16 Aug

Social Media Consultants Offer Best Practices for Replying to Online Comments

Sarah Benoit of JB Media Group and Mary Cate Stevenson and Noah Nofz of Two Cats Communications spoke with BTW about how booksellers can best reply to comments on social media and review sites.

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21 Aug

Ci6 Education: How to Market and Sell STEM/STEAM Books

Four book industry professionals served on a panel at the American Booksellers Association's sixth annual ABC Children's Institute in New Orleans to discuss the best ways to market and sell STEM/STEAM titles. 

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20 Aug

IndieCommunication: Fall Trade Show One-on-Ones, Podcast Marketing Discussion

The latest IndieCommunication e-newsletter features sign-up links to meet with IndieCommerce staff this fall, plus news about a marketing roundtable on podcasting.

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21 Aug

A Q&A With Wayétu Moore, Author of September’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Wayétu Moore’s debut, She Would Be King, “is the kind of novel that lingers with you for days,” said Morgan McComb of The Raven Book Store.

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22 Aug

Around Indies

Book Bungalow, Our Daily Nada plan openings; Narrow Gauge Book Co-op holds ribbon-cutting; Book People, Trident Booksellers reopen; Annie Bloom’s celebrates 40 years; Local news highlights Zenith Bookstore, City of Asylum Books, and New York City stores; Tattered Cover launches membership program

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