BTW - Week of August 29, 2018

28 Aug

72 Booksellers Awarded Scholarships to the 2019 Winter Institute

Scholarships will cover the conference fee; up to four nights plus tax at a hotel in the ABA block; and transportation costs up to $400 for the January 22–25 event in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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29 Aug
Ghost by Jason Reynolds

Sign Up Now to Participate in Campaign to Donate Jason Reynolds’s “Ghost” to Underserved Kids This Holiday Season

Stores must sign up by September 10 to participate in the “Indie Bookstores Give Back on Small Business Saturday” campaign, which supports Reynolds’s mission of providing books to children in low-income communities.

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23 Aug

Winter Institute Registration to Open September 17

The 2019 Winter Institute, to be held January 22–25 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, will feature notable keynote presenters, 40 education sessions, author receptions, networking opportunities, and more.

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28 Aug

Learn About Maximizing Pre-Order Campaigns at the Fall Regional Shows

At each of the fall regional trade shows, ABA will present the new “Maximizing Pre-Order Campaigns” education session, where booksellers will learn how to work with publishers to take full advantage of pre-order opportunities.

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23 Aug

Meet With the IndieCommerce Team at the Fall Regional Trade Shows

At this fall’s regional trade shows, booksellers can sign up for one-on-one meetings with IndieCommerce staff to discuss the IndieCommerce and IndieLite e-commerce platforms.

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28 Aug
The Regulator Bookshop

The Regulator Bookshop Defaced With White Supremacist Graffiti

Co-owner Elliot Berger said he believed the store was targeted due to its reputation as a communist bookstore, despite the fact that it sells books from various viewpoints.

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28 Aug

HarperCollins to Release Exclusive Indie Bookstore Edition of New Kingsolver Novel

Barbara Kingsolver’s indie-exclusive edition of Unsheltered, on sale October 16, will include a one-page letter from the author that addresses the indie reader directly.

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29 Aug

Bidding Opens September 9 for Binc’s “Bank on Booksellers” Piggy Bank Auction

This year’s Bank on Booksellers auction to benefit the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation will help raise money for booksellers suffering from financial hardships.

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28 Aug

BookScan to Migrate to NPD’s DecisionKey Platform

Booksellers will have access to data and insights to help improve strategic and tactical decision-making; there will be no changes in how stores deliver data or report weekly sales to BookScan.

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28 Aug

Introducing Emily Behnke, ABA’s New Junior Writer/Researcher for Bookselling This Week

“As an active supporter of independent bookstores and other small businesses in my own life, I love being part of an organization that supports that effort,” said Behnke.

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23 Aug

2018 ABC Best Books Catalog Now on Edelweiss

Booksellers can visit Edelweiss to browse the many titles that will be appearing in the ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog, which is available for order now.

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29 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Former B&N CEO sues company; Sargent to speak at Frankfurt CEO Talk; Bumbalo to join Bloomsbury; Sourcebooks announces promotions; Barblan joins AAP; Taschen appoints new COO; The Bookshop premieres; Carle Honors auction opens; Rona Jaffe winners announced

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29 Aug
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New Economic Nexus Information Available on BookWeb

The diversity of the economic nexus laws, particularly in regard to threshold requirements, may have left businesses unclear about their state tax obligations. 

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28 Aug
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Recent ABA Virtual Marketing Roundtable Focuses on Bookstore Podcasts

During the roundtable, booksellers discussed why they decided to launch literary podcasts, partnerships they have developed, and how their podcasts have driven publicity and sales.

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28 Aug

Watch Now: ABA Webinar on Using NPD BookScan Data to Increase Sales

Booksellers can visit ABA’s Education Curriculum to watch a webinar on how to use NPD BookScan to help curate their inventory and increase sales.

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28 Aug

Ci6 Education: Expanding the YA Audience

Four bookseller panelists at Children’s Institute discussed ways indie bookstores can market young adult titles to adult readers, from making personalized recommendations to creating thematic displays.

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27 Aug
Darius the Great Is Not Okay

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Adib Khorram

In Darius the Great Is Not Okay, self-described “fractional Persian” Darius visits Iran for the first time, where he learns more about his family history — and himself — than he ever expected.

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23 Aug
23 Aug

The September ’18 Now in Paperback Flier & Shelf-Talkers

The September 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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29 Aug

Around Indies

Dotters Books and Madison Books to open this year; Skylark Bookshop and Caprichos Books are now open; Fountain Books and Auntie’s Bookstore celebrate 40th anniversaries; Eight Cousins wins 2018 Independent Spirit Award; Books & Books owner Mitchell Kaplan launches podcast; Avid Bookshop reopens after flood; and more. 

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