BTW - Week of August 28, 2019

28 Aug

Fall Regional Trade Shows to Kick Off September 13

Stop by the ABA booth to say hi to staff, learn about ABA programming, and drop a business card to get in the running for a Winter Institute scholarship.

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28 Aug

Mark Your Calendars for These Important Winter Institute Action Items

On September 11, the Winter Institute program will be announced; on September 18, registration will open; and on October 1, the hotel room block opens for accommodations.

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27 Aug

Learn How to Make the Most of Your ABA Membership

Booksellers are invited to join staff from ABA’s membership department at the fall trade shows to talk about the programs and resources the association provides to strengthen independent booksellers’ businesses.

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28 Aug

Schedule a One-on-One Meeting 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

Sign Up for ABA’s Upcoming Marketing, Technology Meetups

The September 5 Marketing Meetup will look at Hummingbird e-book marketing, while the September 10 Technology Meetup will focus on hosting digital events. All booksellers are welcome to join.

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28 Aug

ABA Highlights Titles Recently Added to Pre-Order Calendar

The Pre-Order Calendar offers a list of titles with good pre-order potential and specifically features books with added value to encourage customers to order from their local indie bookstore.

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28 Aug

ABA’s Book Buyer’s Handbook Includes Trove of Publisher Information, Special Offers

Handbook users will find a collection of publisher-provided information, including details about special offers, key contacts, ordering and returns policies, and more. 

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28 Aug

Two Dollar Radio Bookstore Partners With Tin House for Pre-Order Campaign

Two Dollar Radio is offering customers signed first-edition copies of Hanif Abdurraqib’s second poetry collection, A Fortune for Your Disaster.

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28 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Op-ed in New York Times lauds indie bookstores; ProPublica reports on book tariffs; Bustle covers Ripped Bodice’s Great Big Romance Read; AAP sues Audible; Baker & Taylor to distribute McSweeney’s; Arcadia acquires Wildsam; Personnel changes at Macmillan, Penguin Press, Twenty Summers, Random House Children’s Books, Booksellers NZ; Dayton Literary Peace Prize, New American Voices Award, SCIBA Book Awards finalists announced; Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Awards, Midwest Booksellers Choice Awards, Carla Cohen Free Speech Award winners announced  

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28 Aug

Reminder: Application Period Open for ABA’s New Entrepreneurial Excellence Award

Monday, October 21, is the deadline to apply for the award, which recognizes and celebrates the achievements borne of booksellers’ creativity and ingenuity.

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28 Aug

Submit Your Order for the ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

The full-color, 16-page consumer circular, which is slated to be in stores in September, features nearly 200 frontlist and backlist titles for children and teens, all suggested by ABA member booksellers.

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28 Aug

ABA Provides DOJ Antitrust Division With Information Ahead of Its Big Tech Review

“It is clear that Amazon is able to use its dominance to manipulate market structures, suppress competition, and harm consumers and other stakeholders,” ABA wrote in an August 28 letter.

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28 Aug

Bookseller Launches Teen Book Festival After Attending Ci7 Events University

“The big takeaway from Events University was that launching a festival is feasible, and it is possible to do it without an army,” said Gathering Volumes owner Denise Phillips.

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27 Aug

Bibliotech: Augmented Reality Games Driving Gamers Into Public Spaces

With similar audiences, gameplay, and book tie-ins, Pokémon Go, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, and Minecraft Earth offer retailers across the globe new opportunities to augment their bottom line.

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26 Aug

Marketing Meetup Recap: Holiday Marketing

Attendees heard from fellow booksellers about when they start planning for the holiday season, how they decide on which books and gifts to promote, and more.

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28 Aug

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Lindsay Lackey

Pam Moser of Pacific Island Books in Thornton, Colorado, called All the Impossible Things “beautifully glazed (not frosted!) with magical realism that will keep you reading and wondering…is it?”

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28 Aug

ABA Now Accepting Nominations for the Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide Flier

The American Booksellers Association’s third Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide flier will feature the top adult and children’s gift books as recommended by independent booksellers.

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28 Aug

The September ’19 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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28 Aug

Libro.fm Names Top 14 Audiobooks for Fall

The list features titles that were editorially selected by the Libro.fm team as the season’s most anticipated audiobooks. 

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28 Aug

Around Indies

Patchouli Joe’s to open; Fabled, McNally Jackson Seaport District, Book & Puppet debut; DIESEL, Greedy Reads, Tattered Cover to open new locations; Gottwals, Ivy to move; Penn Book Center under new ownership; The Book Worm transitions to co-op; Vroman’s, Women & Children First, Square celebrate anniversaries; Casa Camino Real hosts fiesta; Third Street, Hooray for Books!, Neverending Bookshop, Rediscovered, Books & Books, Lark & Owl, M. Judson, Queen Anne, Wild Geese, Saturn, Greenlight, Unabridged, Left Bank, The Last Bookstore, Montague Bookmill, Sun Rose, Words!, BookTowne, River Road, BookBar, Literati, Nicola’s, Bookworks featured in local news

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