28 Mar

BTW News Briefs

Awards: Pen/Faulkner for Fiction and NCIBA Books of the Year; Harry Potter e-books on sale; Georgia Senate recognizes state’s indie booksellers

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21 Mar

ABA Meets With Justice Department

On Monday, ABA Board members and staff met with representatives of the  Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., to express ABA’s support for agency model pricing of e-books in connection with the Department’s ongoing investigation of e-book pricing terms.

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15 Mar

A March Missive From ABA’s CEO

In his bimonthly letter to members, ABA CEO Oren Teicher talks about the association’s spring Booksellers Forums and some of the issues of concern to those who attended the first two gatherings of the season.

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08 Mar

Around Indies

Nantucket Bookworks takes over operations of Mitchell’s Book Corner; Copperfield’s gets yarn stormed; Star Ledger reports on indie booksellers’ multifaceted approach; Atlanta InTown lists area bookstores adapting; Posman named Best Bookstore by New York Magazine

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01 Mar

Tech Talk: E-Readers

This week, BTW’s new technology feature provides an overview of common e-reader devices and their compatibility with Google eBooks.

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29 Feb

Google to Continue Affiliate Relationships With Booksellers

Despite last week’s news to the contrary, Google will be continuing its relationship with indie booksellers that sell Google eBooks™ through its affiliate program.

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29 Feb

BTW News Briefs

USA Today analysis finds tax-free Internet sales have big impact; E-book consumers increasingly turn to apps and online retailers; Harper campaign celebrates Maisie Month; Perseus and NBN agree to terms with Amazon; Open Road partners with Ingram to print and distribute e-riginals; NACS and Amazon settle suit over advertising claims; OverDrive to bring Potter e-books to libraries

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23 Feb

Amazon Pulls IPG E-Books

On February 20, in a dispute over terms, Amazon.com stopped selling some 4,000 e-book titles distributed by Independent Publishers Group.

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21 Feb

Google eBooks and Self-Publishers

Many indie booksellers have successfully partnered with self-published authors for years, and the growing popularity of digital formats doesn’t mean these relationships have to end.

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16 Feb

Algonquin’s “Lucky 7” Launches

On February 13, Algonquin kicked off “Lucky 7,” a monthly e-book promotion offering seven backlist titles in e-book format for seven days for $1.99 each. This month’s theme is “Author Crush.”

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