BTW - Week of October 31, 2018

31 Oct

“Booksellers of America” Social Media Campaign Debuts

Booksellers of America is a platform to share the stories and experiences of the diverse people who own, manage, and hand-sell books in the more than 2,400 independent bookstores across the nation.

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30 Oct

Special Publisher Terms for Indies First Make a Difference, Booksellers Say

In a business with small profit margins, said Jeanne Costello of Maria’s Bookshop, using publishers’ special terms for Indies First “can make the difference that puts you in the black.”

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30 Oct

ABA Seeks Winter Institute Bookseller Panelists and Moderators

Winter Institute attendees who have experience across a range of topics, from managing multi-location bookstores to thriving as a new bookstore owner, are asked to volunteer.

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30 Oct

Wi14: Let ABA Know If Your Plans Have Changed

Registrants who are no longer planning to attend the 2019 Winter Institute are asked notify the American Booksellers Association as soon as possible so waitlisted booksellers can be offered a chance to attend.

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30 Oct

Last Call for ABA Board of Directors Nominations

Booksellers have until the end of the day today 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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29 Oct
2018 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog cover

Add the 2018 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog to Your Website

The full-color, 20-page consumer circular features more than 200 frontlist and backlist titles for children and teens, all suggested by ABA member booksellers; it also carries no fourth-quarter/holiday branding so booksellers can use it throughout the year.

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29 Oct

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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30 Oct
Lyn Roberts and Dylan Brown at Frankfurt bookstore

Three Bookselling Without Borders Winners on Their Frankfurt Book Fair Experience

American booksellers Dylan Brown of Skylight Books, Lyn Roberts of Square Books, and Adam Sonderberg of Seminary Co-op reflect on this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair.

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29 Oct
Kids Autumn Indie Next List enewsletter
31 Oct

BTW News Briefs

S&S to launch Avid Reader Press; New illustrated books imprint for Little, Brown; Nick Offerman to host National Book Awards; PRH acquires majority stake in Brazil’s Companhia das Letras; B&N details reasons for Parneros firing in court filing; Promotions at Workman, Penguin Young Readers, Tom Doherty Associates; PW names top books of 2018; U.K.’s Orwell Foundation launches new prize; 2018 Kirkus Prize winners, SCIBA Book Award winners announced

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30 Oct
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Small Business Majority to Host Webinar Series on Healthcare Law

The webinar series, “What the Healthcare Law Means for Your Small Business,” will provide an overview of both federal and state provisions that affect small businesses.

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30 Oct
A look inside Book Culture in New York City

Recent Virtual Marketing Roundtable Focuses on Membership Programs

During the discussion, three bookseller panelists shared details about the membership programs their stores offer and the benefits customers receive when they sign up.

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30 Oct

Sign Up for November 8 Virtual Marketing Roundtable on Co-op

During the video conference, indie bookseller experts will discuss how they take advantage of publishers’ co-op funds for advertising and promotions.

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29 Oct

Visit BookWeb to Learn About the “Principles of Bookstore Finance”

Booksellers who missed out on ABA’s educational finance seminar at the Heartland and Mountains & Plains regional trade shows can now see the presentation on BookWeb.

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30 Oct

Now on BookWeb: ABA Webinar on ADA Compliance

ABA’s new webinar “Web Accessibility and Your IndieCommerce Site” features tips booksellers can use to apply Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines to their IndieCommerce and IndieLite websites.

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29 Oct

Retail Data Breaches: How You Can Learn From Others’ Mistakes

LIBRIS, the insurance program supported by ABA that offers tailored, affordable bookstore coverage, is encouraging booksellers to think about how they can better secure online data to prevent a breach.

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31 Oct
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The Indie Mystery & Thriller Bestseller List

The American Booksellers Association’s specialty bestseller lists provide a current snapshot of what’s selling in indie bookstores nationwide.

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31 Oct
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Booksellers Get Spooky on Social Media for Halloween

Booksellers are celebrating Halloween 2018 with creative book displays, themed window decorations, and festive events.

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31 Oct

Around Indies

A Novel Idea, Southern Fried Books to open; Fundamentals to be sold to new owners; Amherst Books marks 15 years; The Bookery, Epilogue Books, Read With Me featured in the news; R.J. Julia, Bookmans, Antigone Books, Joe’s Place, M. Judson named top bookstores around the country; Tattered Cover to host Colorado Teen Book Con

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