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24 Jun

ABA Book Buyer's Handbook Update -- 6/24/03

Below is an outline of the most recent changes to the data in the ABA Book Buyer's Handbook online.

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19 Jun

BTW News Briefs


Coliseum Books Reopens

New York's Coliseum Books is back. On Tuesday, June 17, the city's largest independent bookstore reopened, across from the New York Public Library and Bryant Park.

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12 Jun

Bookseller Inspires Others to Lend Support to ABFFE

When Cammie Mannino, owner of Halfway Down the Stairs in Rochester, Michigan, encouraged booksellers to donate part of the proceeds from the sales of the new Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix to the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE), she spurred Betsey Detwiler, owner of Buttonwood Books & Toys in Cohasset, Massachusetts, to also allow customers to either donate 20 percent to ABFFE or their local schools.

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06 Jun

ABA Book Buyer's Handbook Update -- 6/6/03

Below is an outline of the most recent changes to the data in the ABA Book Buyer's Handbook online.

Publishers can update their online listings and add special offers at any time using the Publisher Editing Tools at http://handbook.bookweb.org/pubhome.jsp. Questions about access to the editing features of the Handbook online should be e-mailed to handbook@bookweb.org or call (800) 637-0037, ext. 1263 or 1261.

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05 Jun

BEA Trade Floor Offers a Wealth of Intriguing Titles

"Stacks of books were piled high all over" reads a passage from the opening chapter of a new work by German author Cornelia Funke -- a passage that might almost describe the literature-laden aisles of the Los Angeles Convention Center last week, during the 2003 BookExpo America. "Small piles of books, tall piles of books, books thick and thin, books old and new. They welcomed ... with invitingly opened pages; they kept boredom at bay ... and sometimes you fell over them."

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05 Jun

BTW News Briefs


AOL Time Warner Drops Plan to Sell Book Division

Media and publishing giant AOL Time Warner (AOLTW) has decided to drop the sale of its book publishing division after the company failed to find an attractive bid, as reported by Reuters. "Frankly, we didn't receive an offer that reflected the true value of the asset," AOLTW spokeswoman Tricia Primrose told Reuters. The news was announced to company employees on Thursday, June 5.

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22 May

Barefoot Books Fills Shoes With Champagne for 10th Anniversary

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Book Sense publisher partner and children's book publisher, Barefoot Books, the homegrown project of two mothers, Tessa Strickland and Nancy Traversy. With previous careers in publishing and management consulting, respectively, the two founded the company in the U.K. in 1993, publishing 10 cross-cultural picture books with no other staff.

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08 May

BTW News Briefs -- May 8, 2003


Pocket Books Recalls Mass Market Edition of Deception Point

On Friday, May 2, Pocket Books announced that it was recalling the mass market edition of Deception Point, by Dan Brown (ISBN 0671027387), because the prologue was inadvertently left out of the book. The publisher conducted a "rush reprint" to replace the recalled books, which were scheduled to be available by May 5.

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01 May

Book Sense Welcomes Peachtree

Book Sense is pleased to welcome Peachtree Publishers, Ltd. as a Publisher Partner.

Peachtree Publishers is an independently owned trade book publisher, specializing in quality children's books, from picture books to young adult fiction and nonfiction; consumer references in health, education, and parenting; and regional guide books about the American South, where the company is based.

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16 Apr

Scholastic Provides More Info on Potter Retailer Coupon Program

When the clock strikes midnight on June 21, ushering in the release of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, many booksellers will see droves of eager fans rushing through the door in a mad scramble to purchase the latest Potter adventure.

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14 Apr

ABA Book Buyer's Handbook Update -- 4/14/03

Below is an outline of the most recent changes to the data in the ABA Book Buyer's Handbook online.

Publishers can update their online listings and add special offers at any time using the Publisher Editing Tools at http://handbook.bookweb.org/pubhome.jsp. Questions about access to the editing features of the Handbook online should be e-mailed to handbook@bookweb.org or call (800) 637-0037, ext. 1263 or 1261.

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09 Apr

Baker & Taylor Announces Special Disney DVD Offer to Independent Bookstores

Baker & Taylor has teamed up with Disney and Buena Vista Home Entertainment to present to independent booksellers a promotional offer meant to make it easier for booksellers to market DVDs in their stores. The companies are offering bookstores a Disney DVD display rack featuring a selection of 16 Buena Vista Home Video titles. Bookstores that participate in the promotion will receive a $100 placement fee, 90-day payment terms, and a free merchandising display unit. The offer is limited to the first 500 customers.

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