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21 Sep

ABA Education at PNBA & Heartland Shows Features ABACUS & IndieCommerce One-on-Ones

ABA will present the education session “Understanding and Acting on Your ABACUS-15 Report” and IndieCommerce one-on-one meetings at the upcoming Pacific Northwest and Heartland trade shows.

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14 Sep

October Workshops to Illustrate Principles of Successful Financial Management

ABA’s Principles of Bookstore Finance Workshops, to be held just prior to the NAIBA and NCIBA trade shows, will help booksellers understand the five components of financial management and how to apply these theories to real bookstore situations.

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07 Sep

BTW News Briefs

Chicago booksellers’ response to coming Amazon store draws media coverage; SIBA trade show to move to spring in 2018; Counterpoint Press to merge with Catapult; John Ingram to receive 2016 BISG Award for Excellence; Oprah’s Book Club selects Love Warrior; Shortlist for Center for Fiction First Novel Prize revealed; Winners of William Saroyan International Prize for Writing announced

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07 Sep

ABA Programming at Regional Shows Kicks Off at SIBA & NEIBA

At the first two shows of the fall season, SIBA and NEIBA, booksellers are invited to stop by the ABA booth to learn about upcoming initiatives, to attend an ABA education session, and to meet one-on-one with an IndieCommerce representative.

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06 Sep

IndieCommerce to Offer One-on-One Sessions at Fall Regional Trade Shows

IndieCommerce users and non-users alike will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with an IndieCommerce staff member at this fall’s regional trade shows.

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31 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Thirty prospective and existing booksellers attend Paz workshop; Amazon to open bookstore in Chicago; German publishers, booksellers join petition for free expression in Turkey; Penguin Random House introduces Subway Reads; Globe Pequot launches Lone Star Books; Pen Center USA announces award winners; Wendell Berry to receive Voice of the Heartland Award; Thurber Prize finalists, Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award winners announced

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24 Aug

BTW News Briefs

George by Alex Gino receives NAIBA’s Carla Cohen Free Speech Award; 2016 Hugo Award and John W. Campbell Award winners announced; Marilynne Robinson wins 2016 Holbrooke Award

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23 Aug

Registration Underway for Workshops on Principles of Bookstore Finance

ABA is offering the full-day workshop “Principles of Bookstore Finance” on Saturday, October 15, in Baltimore and on Wednesday, October 26, in San Francisco, prior to the New Atlantic and Northern California independent booksellers association trade shows, respectively.

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16 Aug

Murfreesboro, North Carolina’s First Bookstore to Open August 19

Caroline Stephenson is opening Cultivator Bookstore to “cultivate” community, foster literacy, and improve the quality of life for families living in the rural, high-poverty community of Murfreesboro.

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09 Aug

Principles of Finance Focus of October Workshops

ABA will be presenting a full-day workshop on the principles of finance, led by Robert Sindelar, managing partner of Third Place Books, and Robyn DesHotel, ABA's chief financial officer, just prior to the NAIBA and NCIBA fall trade shows.

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03 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Oprah’s Book Club selects Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad; Hefner First Amendment Awards seeking nominations; NAIBA names Ian Doherty sales rep of year; Library of Congress National Book Festival to feature 120 authors, illustrators; S&S to distribute Ryland, Peters & Small; Tracy Nelson promoted to S&S director of retail field sales

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02 Aug

Registration Opens for Principles of Bookstore Finance Workshops

Booksellers looking to further their understanding of bookstore financial operations can now register for ABA’s Principles of Bookstore Finance Workshop, which will take place just ahead of the NAIBA and NCIBA fall trade shows.

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27 Jul

BTW News Briefs

Hastings Entertainment to close all stores; Ingram launches Ingram Academic Services; IPG to distribute five new publishers; Hachette Book Group reorganizes sales staff; 800-CEO-READ appoints new CEO; Midwest Booksellers Choice Awards winners announced

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20 Jul

BTW News Briefs

Candlewick to publish interactive tie-ins to J.K. Rowling movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; IPG acquires INscribe Digital; Simon &Schuster to distribute Hazelden Publishing; WNBA announces new executive officers; SCIBA Book Award finalists announced; PEN America urges presidential candidates to provide open environment for journalists

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13 Jul

BTW News Briefs

Senate confirms Carla Hayden as Librarian of Congress; NEA Big Read announces new focus; Christopher Myers to launch imprint with Random House Children’s Books; Carl Lennertz named Children’s Book Council executive director; Inaugural edition of Buzz Books: Romance released; AAP survey reveals book industry net revenue of $28 billion in 2015; Malaprop’s owner discusses post-H.B. 2 decline in business; Longlist for the 2016 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize announced; PEN America introduces PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers

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