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14 May

James Patterson’s Fourth Annual College Book Bucks Essay Competition Underway

Bestselling author James Patterson’s annual College Book Bucks essay competition, which will award more than $30,000 in independent bookstore gift certificates, is currently accepting entries.

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22 Sep

James Patterson to Give Away $70,000 in Gift Certificates Redeemable at IndieBound Stores

James Patterson has announced the launch of the second annual College Book Bucks program supporting college-bound high school seniors. The 230 contest winners will receive gift certificates ranging from $250 to $1,000 apiece for use at any IndieBound bookstore.

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03 Jul

The August Book Sense Picks & Notables Preview

Here is the full listing of August Book Sense Picks, with booksellers' comments, as well as a preview of the month's Notables. Independent booksellers in the Book Sense program will be receiving their August Picks fliers in the July Red Box.

The August 2007 Book Sense Picks

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24 Jun

New Book Cash Promotion Begins

Nutella® is teaming up with Book Cash, the nationwide program coordinated by the Properties Group, for a new promotion that offers consumers who purchase a jar of its hazelnut spread (13 oz. size or larger) a coupon to receive a $5 Book Cash check. The Book Cash check, good for $5 off the purchase price of a book, is valid until December 31, 2004. Booksellers must deposit Nutella Book Cash checks by January 14, 2005.

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28 Jan

New Book Cash Checks to Appear in February

Book Cash, the nationwide promotional program coordinated by The Properties Group, has begun a new promotion offering select credit card holders in Visa's Gold Rewards program $5 Book Cash checks. The checks, which can be used for books as well as movie tickets and pizza, should begin appearing in stores in February. (Click here for sample coupon.)

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31 Jul

Be on the Lookout for Book Cash Certificates

Booksellers should make note and inform staff that Coca-Cola, The New York Times, General Mills, and Bausch & Lomb Book Cash checks are still in circulation. The Book Cash promotion, a nationwide program coordinated by the Properties Group, is driving traffic into stores and raising national awareness of Book Sense.

There are three Coca-Cola Book Cash certificates:

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03 Apr

New Book Cash Program Rolls Out, Two More to Launch This Month

Booksellers with Book Sense should be on the lookout for new Book Cash checks that are being distributed as part of three new Book Cash promotions, with Bausch & Lomb, Coca Cola, and Albertsons.

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14 Jan

New York Times Book Cash Certificates Will Expire Soon

Booksellers should be aware that the New York Times Book Cash Certificates expire on January 31, 2003. Times Book Cash checks were sent as gifts to consumers who upgraded from a trial subscription to a full subscription to the newspaper and are good for $10 towards payment for any book purchase.

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13 Aug

Booksellers Could See Times' Book Cash This Week

This month, the New York Times began sending Book Cash checks as a gift to consumers who upgraded from a trial to a full subscription to the newspaper. It is expected that the Times' Book Cash check, which is good for $10 towards payment for any book purchase, will be distributed to as many as 20,000 consumers. Booksellers could start seeing customers with the checks as early as this week.

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17 Jul

Book Cash Headed to Consumers with the New York Times

Beginning in August, as many as 20,000 consumers nationwide will receive a special Book Cash promotion designed to send book buyers into bookstores nationwide. The latest version of Book Cash certificates, good for $10 towards payment for any book purchase, will be sent to certain new subscribers to the New York Times.

As in previous Book Cash promotions, the certificates should be handled as if they were regular checks or traveler's checks: they should be deposited in the store's bank account.

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14 Feb

Book Cash Store Decals Sent Out in January

In January, the "Book Cash Accepted Here" decal was sent to booksellers. It is important that bookstores participating in the Book Sense program remember to place the decal prominently in their store window to let consumers know that Book Cash certificates are accepted at their bookstore.

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