BTW - Week of October 3, 2018

03 Oct

Sign Up Now for Special Programming at Winter Institute

Booksellers attending the 2019 Winter Institute are encouraged to sign up now for special education sessions and workshops.

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27 Sep
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Take Advantage of Special Publisher Offers on the Winter/Spring Indies Introduce Debuts

Stores should sign up now to gain access to special offers on the 10 adult and 10 children’s debuts selected as part of the Winter/Spring 2019 Indies Introduce program.

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03 Oct

More Than 30 Publishers Offering Specials for Indies First

Booksellers can take advantage of numerous specials that publishers and university presses are offering on a wide array of frontlist and backlist titles in celebration of Indies First on Small Business Saturday.

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27 Sep

Visit ABA at the New Atlantic, Mountains & Plains 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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01 Oct

Does Your Store Create Dazzling Displays? Let us Know!

The American Booksellers Association is seeking booksellers who have mastered the art of building engaging in-store and window displays.

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01 Oct

Sign Up Now for Virtual Marketing Roundtable on Social Media

The October 4 video conference 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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03 Oct

Nomination Process Underway for 2019 ABA Board of Directors Election

Any ABA member may nominate a qualified candidate to stand for election to the ABA Board of Directors in 2019; self-nominations are also welcome.

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01 Oct

Another Chance to Request ABA Governance Survey

In case you missed it, the American Booksellers Association’s Governance Review Committee is seeking booksellers who are interested in participating in a governance survey.

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27 Sep

October 9 Deadline Approaching for Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship for Emerging Bookseller-Activists

The year-long scholarship will send one bookseller to ABA’s 2019 Winter Institute and their region’s 2019 fall trade show as well as provide $1,000 to start a community outreach program through the store.

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27 Sep

Nominations Close October 12 for James Patterson’s Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program

“It significantly took stress out of my holiday season,” said Green Bean Books owner Jennifer Green, who received a bonus last year.

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02 Oct
FTC hearings announcement

FTC Begins Antitrust Hearings

In September, the Federal Trade Commission began a series of hearings titled “Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.”

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03 Oct

Amazon to Raise Minimum Employee Wage to $15 an Hour

The raise will take effect November 1 and will affect full- and part-time, temporary, and seasonal employees, as well as Whole Foods Market employees. 

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03 Oct

Booksellers Celebrate Banned Books Week 2018

Store windows and booksellers’ social media pages were decked with displays promoting Banned Books Week.

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27 Sep
Kids Autumn Indie Next List enewsletter

October Indie Next List e-Newsletter to Deliver to 503,000+ Customers

Booksellers can sign up now to send their own free adult or kids’ Indie Next List e-newsletter to customers.

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27 Sep

BTW Presents a Roundup of 2018 #HarperCollinsLovesIndies Facebook Live Videos

Booksellers can check out these 38 videos from bookstores that have already taken part in the program this year, which was created to allow booksellers to give viewers a virtual tour of their stores.

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03 Oct

BTW News Briefs

Australian Booksellers Association names next CEO; Love Your Bookstore campaign announced; Small Business Saturday materials available; EU approves lower VAT for ebooks; Lerner to distribute Creston Books; Staff changes at Henry Holt, S&S Children’s, Putnam, Dutton, Berkley; New executive director for CLMP; Nobel sexual harassment scandal yields conviction; CBC announces Diversity Award winners; National Book Foundation announces Literature for Justice program; Changes for Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards; Carle Honors award winners announced; Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice finalists, Scotiabank Giller finalists announced

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01 Oct
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IndieCommerce to Offer Increased Security for Credit Card Transactions

A new system allows for PCI-compliant payment processing, through which sensitive cardholder data, including full credit card numbers and card security codes, never touch booksellers’ websites.

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02 Oct
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ABA Launches New, More Interactive Version of BookWeb.org

ABA recently redesigned its website to provide bookseller members and its other constituents with a more dynamic, cleanly designed online hub for resources and information.

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27 Sep
November Indie Next List Flier featuring Scribe by Alison Hagy

The November 2018 Indie Next List Preview

Here are the 20 Indie Next Great Reads and 12 Now in Paperback titles featured on the November 2018 Indie Next List flier, which is on its way to stores in the IndieBound movement.

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27 Sep

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Nicole Chung

According to Tyler Goodson of Avid Bookshop, in All You Can Ever Know, “Chung shares her story of daughterhood and motherhood with such thoughtfulness and honesty that it feels like a privilege to read.”

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01 Oct

Libro.fm’s October 2018 Audiobook Bestsellers

The October 2018 Audiobook Bestseller List is based on sales through hundreds of independent bookstore locations participating in the Libro.fm audiobook program during the month of September.

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02 Oct
The Writer's Block

The Writer’s Block Brings a Community Space to Anchorage

In what was once a porn shop, the Writer's Block Bookstore and Café blends art, music, literature, and international cuisine with a family-oriented community space.

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03 Oct

Around Indies

Wonderland Bookshop to open; Booked opens; Green Apple and Annie Bloom’s celebrate anniversaries; Staff changes at Paulina Springs Books and [words]; Tombolo Books named “Best Bookstore On-the-Go”

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