BTW - Week of September 26, 2018

24 Sep

“Booksellers of America” Social Media Campaign Aims to Expand the Conversation Around Bookselling

The new campaign will interview independent booksellers from across the country to tell the story of how each independent bookstore is unique in its own way, thanks to those store’s employees.

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26 Sep
SIBA Discovery Show

ABA Heads to Northern California, Heartland Trade Shows

Attending booksellers can participate in an education session on maximizing pre-order campaigns, meet one-on-one with IndieCommerce staff, and enter to win a Winter Institute scholarship.

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26 Sep

BTW Checks in With The Book Catapult After One Free Year of IndieCommerce

“Our IndieCommerce website is something that, even if we didn’t have it for the year we were so generously given for free, we would have paid for anyway,” said The Book Catapult’s Seth Marko.

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24 Sep

Introducing Melissa Napolitano, ABA’s New Graphic Designer

Melissa Napolitano joined the American Booksellers Association staff last month as the new Graphic Designer. 

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20 Sep

Nominate Now for 2019 ABA Board of Directors Election

ABA’s Nominating Committee, chaired by Annie Philbrick of Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop & Café, is seeking qualified candidates to stand for election to ABA’s Board of Directors in 2019.

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20 Sep
Mouse pointing to James Patterson Holiday Bonus text

Deadline for Holiday Bookstore Bonus Nominations Extended to October 12

Anyone can nominate an indie bookseller to receive a bonus from author James Patterson. Bonuses will be granted in amounts of $750 to $1,500.

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25 Sep

Print Partners With Local Radio Station on Sweepstakes for The Great American Read

On October 5, one winner will be chosen for the “Turn 10 Into 100!” sweepstakes, and they will receive all 100 titles on The Great American Read’s list of most-loved American novels.

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24 Sep

Kickstarter Campaign Begins for Bookselling Without Borders 2019

Bookselling Without Borders, a scholarship program for booksellers that aims to make the American book market more welcoming to international voices, just kicked off its 2019 crowdfunding campaign.

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25 Sep

Penguin Random House Two-Day Transit Program Begins October 1

For the seventh consecutive year, orders received from independent booksellers by 3:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday will ship for arrival at booksellers’ doors within two days.

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26 Sep

BTW News Briefs

Ingram donating to booksellers, libraries post-Florence; Independent We Stand announces annual Indie Awards; IPG sets up new print facility; NCAC director pens op-ed; Penguin Young Readers and Scholastic to launch new imprints; Staff changes at Holt, Melville House, Ecco, Ingram, Penguin’s Viking Children’s Books, S&S; SPD, CLMP create Indie Bookseller Council; 2018 Man Booker Prize shortlist announced; Kirkus Prize finalists announced; Isabel Allende to receive National Book Award for lifetime achievement; National Book Foundation announces 2018 “5 Under 35” list

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24 Sep
NPD logo on computer screen

Sign Up for a Webinar on Navigating the New BookScan

NPD Book President Jonathan Stolper will demonstrate how to access and interpret the information provided to booksellers through the new NPD BookScan.

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25 Sep

Virtual Marketing Roundtable Offers Insight Into Subscription Services

Booksellers at last week’s virtual marketing roundtable discussed how they have implemented subscription services in their stores. 

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20 Sep

Upcoming Virtual Marketing Roundtable to Focus on Social Media

The October 4 roundtable on using social media to increase customers and drive sales, part of a series of educational roundtables held every other Thursday, will feature four experienced bookseller panelists.

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26 Sep
Quote from John Green

Penguin Random House Partners With We Need Diverse Books to Celebrate Banned Books Week

As part of a social media sweepstakes, PRH is highlighting quotes from books that have been challenged or banned. For every entry, PRH will donate one book to We Need Diverse Books.

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26 Sep
2017 Holiday Indie Next List Gift Guide

Last Call: Share Your Pick Now for the Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide

Booksellers have just a few more days to submit their favorite adult and children’s gift books of 2018 across a range of categories, including photography/art, cooking, visual travel, novelty, stocking stuffers, and more.

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20 Sep

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

The October 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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25 Sep
Logo for Ink Fish Books in Warren, Rhode Island

Ink Fish Books Brings Cookbooks and Culture to Warren, Rhode Island

The new Ink Fish Books, a new and used bookstore in Warren, Rhode Island, specializes in cookbooks and kitchen gear. 

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26 Sep

Around Indies

Cindy Hulsey of Magic City Books dies at 58; Bookie's New and Used Books celebrates opening of second location; The Next Chapter Cafe to open in Northshire Bookstore's restaurant space; Empire Books to get new name; Second Star to the Right to move; The Learned Owl Bookshop celebrates 50th anniversary; Firestorm Books & Coffee files an appeal against the City of Asheville; and more.

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