BTW - Week of October 24, 2018

24 Oct

Deadline Extended for ABA Board of Directors Nominations

Booksellers now have until Wednesday, October 31, to nominate a qualified candidate to stand for election to the American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors in 2019; self-nominations are also welcome.

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24 Oct
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Responses Due Today for 2019 Winter Institute Education Survey

The survey, which was e-mailed to booksellers last week, will help ABA gauge interest in education sessions being planned for the event in Albuquerque, New Mexico, this coming January.

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23 Oct

This Indies First, Take Advantage of Special Terms From More Than 35 Publishers

When indie bookstores join together to participate in programs like Indies First, said ABA President Robert Sindelar, “we have the opportunity to remind our publishing partners of our collective muscle.”

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24 Oct
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Sign Up by October 29 to Get Access to Special Offers on Indies Introduce Debuts

Publishers are offering specials on all 20 Indies Introduce debuts, including titles for adults, young adults, and middle grade readers, all publishing between January and May 2019.

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17 Oct

2019 ABC Children’s Institute Scholarship Application Process Continues

ABA is committed to awarding a number of 2019 Children’s Institute scholarships to booksellers from diverse backgrounds. All applications to next year’s event in Pittsburgh are due December 4, 2018.

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24 Oct

Booksellers to Discuss Bookstore Membership Programs During Virtual Roundtable

Customers join bookstore membership programs (sometimes called loyalty programs or frequent buyer programs) in order to receive discounts and perks. Sign up for the October 25 online chat to learn more.

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19 Oct

ABA to Offer Webinar on ADA Compliance for IndieCommerce, IndieLite Websites

In the October 25 webinar, booksellers will learn how to implement the guiding principles of digital accessibility by reviewing and decoding the federal Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

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23 Oct

Ring in the Winter Holidays With New Designs

Five new holiday designs for newsletters, web banners, and social media postings are available in BookWeb’s Marketing Assets section.

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23 Oct

After Hurricane Michael, Midtown Reader to Collect for Damaged School Libraries

Midtown Reader in Tallahassee, Florida, has launched “Re-book to Re-build,” an effort to raise money to rebuild several school libraries in the Florida Panhandle that were destroyed in the storm.

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24 Oct

Seminary Co-op’s Jeff Deutsch Reports Back From the Frankfurt Book Fair

Deutsch was one of several ABA member booksellers who attended the fair, including three who received the 2018 Bookselling Without Borders scholarship from Europa Editions.

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24 Oct

YourTown Store Match Now Available to Bookstores on Edelweiss+

Arcadia and Edelweiss+ have teamed up to offer indie booksellers easy access to hyper-local collections of titles unique to each specific store and community as part of the YourTown Store Match program.

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23 Oct

U.S. Stores Invited to Apply for London Book Fair’s Bookstore of the Year Award

The judges are looking for excellence in a range of areas, including customer service, staff knowledge, events, displays, outreach, atmosphere, innovation, imagination, and more.

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24 Oct

BTW News Briefs

Crown merges with Random House; Touchstone to migrate to Atria, Gallery; Consortium to distribute NAEYC; New member joins B&N board; Personnel changes at HarperCollins Children’s, S&S Children’s; Bookselling Ireland chair praises bookshops; Bookselling Without Borders Kickstarter hits goal; Independent We Stand deadline approaches; T.S. Eliot Prize, Andrew Carnegie Medal finalists announced

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23 Oct
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Learn About “Maximizing Pre-Order Campaigns” Now

Booksellers who missed out on ABA’s presentation of its brand-new “Maximizing Pre-Order Campaigns” education session at the fall regional trade shows can check out the PowerPoint on BookWeb.

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24 Oct

Now on BookWeb: Short Demo on Navigating the New BookScan

NPD Book President Jonathan Stolper showed booksellers how to use NPD’s new DecisionKey® platform in this 30-minute demonstration.

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24 Oct
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ABA Advocacy Staff Visit Washington, D.C.

Dave Grogan and Maria Peroni met with free expression organizations and discussed antitrust enforcement and the implementation of economic nexus laws with key legislators.

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24 Oct

eBay Sues Amazon for Poaching Sellers

According to eBay’s lawsuit, Amazon has been using eBay’s messaging service to recruit sellers for its own third-party marketplace platform.

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19 Oct
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IndieCommunication: ADA Compliance Webinar, Credit Card Security, New Features and Themes

The most recent IndieCommunication shares news about an upcoming webinar, a new feature to remind customers to complete checkout, credit card transaction security, and new mobile-friendly themes.

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24 Oct
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A Q&A With Alyson Hagy, Author of November’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Sarah Crossland of New Dominion Bookshop said Hagy’s post-apocalyptic saga Scribe “finds the perfect alchemy between Cold Mountain and The Leftovers.”

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22 Oct

Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide Flier to Arrive in Stores in November

ABA’s second annual Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide flier features 19 children’s and adult titles across a range of categories, from arts and culture to cooking and crafts.

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23 Oct

The November ’18 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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23 Oct
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Around Indies

A Little Bookish, Compass Rose Books, Symposium Books at the WaterFire Center open; Loyalty Bookstore pop-up to open; Staff changes at Books & Mortar Bookstore; 57th Street Books, Island Books, Annie Bloom’s celebrate anniversaries; Green Apple Books and Dog Eared Books receive grants; and more. 

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