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27 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Hugo Award winners, Thurber Prize finalists announced; BISG reveals shortlists for most valuable volunteer, industry champion; HarperCollins India gets new CEO; Mississippi Book Festival exceeds expectations; IPS adds three publishers; Campaign asks bloggers to visit their local indie bookstores 

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27 Aug

Turn of the Corkscrew to Bring Books and Wine to Long Island

Carol Hoenig and Peggy Zieran, two former Borders employees with a combined 35 years in the book business, are opening Turn of the Corkscrew, Books & Wine in Rockville Centre, New York, next month.

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27 Aug

Deadly West Coast Wildfires Affecting Area Booksellers

BTW recently checked in with booksellers on the West Coast who have been impacted by wildfires this season.

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26 Aug

Dr. John Sherlock to Share Actionable Steps to Address Human Resources Challenges

Dr. John Sherlock, who will be leading two ABA Human Resources Workshops this fall, discusses why it is imperative for bookstore owners and managers to implement a human resources strategy. His session on HR at this year’s Winter Institute was very highly praised by booksellers.

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20 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Find Waldo Local to return for fifth year; SIBA welcomes new and returning board members; BISG announces 2015 Lifetime Service Award recipient; University of Akron Press to reopen

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20 Aug

ABA Shares Its Reply to Letters From NAIBA and NEIBA Regarding IndieCommerce

ABA’s Board of Directors recently received correspondence expressing concerns about IndieCommerce from the boards of the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association and the New England Independent Booksellers Association. Here is the full text of ABA’s reply.

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20 Aug

Don’t Miss Out: Register Now for Fall Workshops on Human Resources for Small Businesses

Booksellers will learn best practices and practical strategies for managing personnel issues and workplace policies at two Human Resources Workshops this October. Both programs will be presented by Dr. John Sherlock, the educator who led the highly praised HR session at Winter Institute 10.

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13 Aug

Economic Relationship Between Booksellers and Publishers Focus of ABA Education at Fall Shows

At this fall’s regional shows, ABA will present an all-new education session highlighting the interdependency between booksellers and publishers. A leading publishing executive will introduce booksellers to the key financial realities of publishing and delineate the many factors that affect both the bookstore channel and consumers.

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12 Aug

Durango Residents Pull Together Following River Contamination

The community of Durango, Colorado, is coping with the recent spill that contaminated the Animas River. “Our usual natural disasters are forest fires, avalanches, and flooding,” said Peter Schertz of Maria’s Bookshop. “This manmade disaster is difficult for us to put in perspective.”

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12 Aug

High Praise for Human Resources Workshop to Be Held Twice This Fall

In response to enthusiastic feedback from booksellers who participated in Winter Institute 10’s Advanced Learning Session on Human Resources, ABA has invited the session’s presenter, Dr. John Sherlock, to lead two Human Resources Workshops this fall.

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06 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Binc blog to cover qualifying events for bookseller assistance; NAIBA announces 2015 award winners; Alice Award shortlist revealed; HarperCollins, Ediouro Group establish HarperCollins Brasil

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05 Aug

NCIBA Names New Executive Director

This fall, longtime bookseller Calvin Crosby will succeed Hut Landon as executive director of the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association. Crosby will formally begin his new role during the NCIBA Discovery Show in October.

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05 Aug

Human Resources Expert John Sherlock to Offer Workshops on Essentials

Dr. John Sherlock, who will lead ABA’s two Human Resources Workshops being held in conjunction with the PNBA and NEIBA fall trade shows, presented a highly praised HR session at Winter Institute earlier this year, which bookseller Vicky Titcomb called “the highlight of the entire conference.”

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30 Jul

Essentials of Human Resources Focus of Fall Workshops

Registration is underway for ABA’s Human Resources Workshop, a new in-depth education event, to be offered twice this fall exclusively to the owners and managers of member stores.

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23 Jul

BTW News Briefs

Midwest Booksellers Choice Award winners announced; Go Set a Watchman becomes fastest-selling book in HarperCollins’ history; Deadline approaches for 2016 PEN Literary Awards title submissions

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