20 Jul

Booksellers, Publishers Decode Leveled Books for Early Readers

How to use leveled book designations to guide parents and children to appropriate reading choices that are both fun and educational was the subject of a panel discussion at last month’s Children’s Institute.

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18 Jul Offers Digital Audiobook Platform for Bookstores

A new online platform created by the Seattle-based technology company allows independent bookstores to offer digital audiobooks to their customers through cobranded online storefronts.

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08 Jun

New ABA Institutes App Launches Ahead of Children’s Institute

Registrants for the ABC Children’s Institute can now download the new ABA Institutes app, which allows users to create personal schedules, share messages with fellow attendees, and more. 

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07 Jun

Customizable Bingo Card Available for Give Me Summer, Give Me Books

A Google Drawings file allows booksellers to create a customized store bingo card for the Give Me Summer, Give Me Books reading program.

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18 May

Bookseller Panel Provides Tips to Authors on Working With Indies

At last week’s BookExpo America, a panel of four booksellers spoke to authors about how to create positive relationships with indies during an education session presented by the Authors Guild and ABA and moderated by author Richard Russo.

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04 May

AAP’s Now Open to Bookstore Job Postings

The Association of American Publishers is encouraging booksellers to post their open staff positions on the organization’s website, which is widely used by young book-loving professionals to search for entry-level jobs and internship positions.


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06 Apr

ABA Group on LinkedIn Open to All in Bookselling Industry

ABA has its own group page on the business-oriented social networking tool LinkedIn. Booksellers, publishers, and others in the industry are invited to share photos, post helpful articles, and start conversations about the business of retail bookselling.

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05 Apr

ABA’s YouTube Channel Features Array of Resources

Booksellers are encouraged to check out the recent additions to ABA’s YouTube channel, including Winter Institute 11’s discussions on the New Localism movement and two of the event’s three plenary presentations, as well as bookseller interviews of 10 of this season’s Indies Introduce authors.

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22 Mar

New Localism Toolkit a Boon to Booksellers

Kevin Gillies of City Stacks Books & Coffee and Nina Barrett of Bookends & Beginnings will be using some of the many resources in ABA’s New Localism Toolkit to educate customers, elected officials, and others about the need for public policies that ensure the health of locally owned businesses and their communities.

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15 Mar

Booksellers Urged to Ask Lawmakers to Investigate Amazon Antitrust Violations

ABA is urging each of its bookseller members to reach out to their lawmakers and ask that they investigate Amazon’s business model for antitrust violations.

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02 Mar

New Localism Toolkit Launches

ABA has released a New Localism Toolkit to help booksellers educate their staff, their customers, elected officials, and the media about the latest relevant data regarding the localism movement.

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17 Feb

Paz & Associates Debuts Online Training System for New Bookstore Owners

The Bookstore Training Group of Paz & Associates has launched “Owning a Bookstore: Foundations for Your Success,” a new online training program for prospective bookstore owners.

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17 Feb

BTW News Briefs

Donald Roseman joins Ingram Content Group as vice president of retail; Pulitzer Prizes centennial organizers issue reading challenge; SBA begins online matchmaking for small business loans


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03 Feb

Wi11 Education Session Brings Human Resources to the Forefront

Dr. John Sherlock, director of the Master of Science in Human Resources Program at Western Carolina University, led a discussion at Winter Institute 11 focusing on HR essentials for small businesses.

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15 Jan

Bookstore Design & Display Ideas on Pinterest

Drawing inspiration from indie bookstores around the world and design-forward general retailers, Donna Paz Kaufman of the Bookstore Training Group of Paz & Associates has created the Pinterest page “Bookstore Design & Display,” featuring hundreds of photos in 14 categories.

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