BTW - Week of January 8, 2020

08 Jan

Indie Bookstores See Strong Holiday Shopping Season

“The holidays really bring out the magic of what a bookstore is and what it can do for a community,” said Laurie Raisys of Island Books. “We get to be a part of so many little special moments. It amazes me.”

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08 Jan
New Year's Resolutions

ABA Board Members Set Resolutions for 2020

Bookselling This Week has compiled a list of New Year’s resolutions from members of the American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors.

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08 Jan

Independent Bookstore Day Catalog to Go Live January 15

Booksellers will have until February 3 to place their orders for limited-edition, literary-themed merchandise to sell in their stores on Independent Bookstore Day, April 25.

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03 Jan

January Indie Next List E-Newsletter Sent to More Than 619,000 Customers

Booksellers are invited to sign up now to send the free monthly adult or quarterly Kids’ Indie Next List e-newsletters to their customers.

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08 Jan

ABA Dues Renewal Underway

For the upcoming membership year, the American Booksellers Association is inviting all member bookstores to renew their dues via an online form.

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08 Jan

BTW News Briefs

PartnerShip highlights how to save on shipping; KKR acquires OverDrive; S&S to distribute Oneworld Publications: Mango Publishing acquires Yellow Pear Press; Sourcebooks acquires Dawn Publications; The Experiment acquires Appletree Press; Sonny Mehta dies; Boris Kachka joins LA Times; Binc to honor SIBA’s Wanda Jewell; PNBA office on the move; Western Writers of America launches contest; PW and BookBrunch debut the Selfies book awards; RWA cancels RITA award; SIBA Okra Picks, PNBA Book Awards, Otherwise Awards, GINT Prize, Costa Book Award category winners announced

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08 Jan
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Winter Institute at Your Fingertips: Download the Wi15 App

Attendees can use the app to access the Winter Institute schedule, submit session evaluations, message fellow attendees, view keynote speakers and appearing authors, and more.

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08 Jan

Wi15 Keynote Ryan Raffaelli on Technology Reemergence and the Indie Bookstore Resurgence

Raffaelli’s research introduces the concept of “technology reemergence,” a process whereby mature organizations and industries faced with technological change reinvent themselves.

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08 Jan

Learn About Batch for Books at Winter Institute

Representatives from Batch will be available for one-on-one meetings in addition to presenting an education session on this new electronic invoicing system.

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08 Jan

Win $500 While Supporting Binc: Play the Heads or Tails Game at Winter Institute

Booksellers can donate to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation by buying flashing pins onsite in the days leading up to the game, during which attendees will have the opportunity to win $500.

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08 Jan

Wi15 Town Hall Meeting Offers Opportunity for Open Discussion

ABA is inviting all booksellers attending the 2020 Winter Institute to take part in an open discussion about industry and association issues at a Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, January 23.

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08 Jan

IndieCommerce Team to Host One-on-Ones, Special Education Sessions at Winter Institute

Booksellers attending the 2020 Winter Institute in Baltimore later this month have a number of opportunities to learn more about ABA’s e-commerce platforms for indie bookstores, IndieCommerce and IndieLite. 

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08 Jan

Publishers Available for One-on-One Meetings at Winter Institute

Booksellers can sign up now to book an appointment with one of the 19 publishing companies that have signed up to take part. 

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08 Jan

Need to Change Your Winter Institute Hotel Reservation? Contact the Hilton, Marriott Directly

Attendees are asked to contact the front desk of their hotel with any reservation changes or cancellations rather than contacting ABA. 

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08 Jan
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New “Counterspeak” Episode Out Now

In this episode, ABA Content Director Sydney Jarrard speaks with author David Kaye about his book Speech Police: The Global Struggle to Govern the Internet.

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08 Jan
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First Marketing Meetup of 2020 Highlights Successful Marketing Strategies

The open conversation focused on marketing ideas and strategies that did and didn’t work in the past year, marketing plans for the upcoming year, and more.

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08 Jan

Sign Up for ABA’s January 14 Technology Meetup

In this session, booksellers will participate in an open discussion about what technology made their businesses most efficient last year, what topics they want to see covered this year, and more.

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08 Jan
February Indie Next List flier featuring American Dirt

The February 2020 Indie Next List Preview

Here are the 20 Indie Next Great Reads and 12 Now in Paperback titles featured on the February 2020 Indie Next List flier, which is on its way to stores in the IndieBound movement.

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08 Jan

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Simon Jimenez

The Vanished Birds speaks to where we are now by showing us where we can go — and asking us how much will really change when we arrive,” said Barak Lake of Pegasus Books.

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08 Jan

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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08 Jan

Libro.fm’s January Audiobook Bestsellers

The Monthly Audiobook Bestseller List is based on sales through hundreds of independent bookstore locations participating in the Libro.fm audiobook program. 

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08 Jan
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Around Indies

Madison Street to open; words! goes co-op; Cupboard Maker Books holiday pop-up to stay; Brookline Booksmith to expand; Books of Wonder to stay through February; Liberty Bay Poulsbo sold; Chevalier’s celebrates 80 years; Let’s Play launches book festival; Casa Camino Real, Zenith, Brazos, Pressed, Collected Works, Magic City, Rough Draft, Still North, Fact & Fiction, Book Exchange, Tombolo, Downbound, Delaware Art Museum, Thank You, Left Bank, Green Toad, Off the Beaten Path, Trident, Brookline, Harvard, Paperback Exchange, Run for Cover, Mysterious Galaxy, Book Catapult, Back of Beyond, City Lights, Tattered Cover featured in local news.

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