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11 Jun

Preparations Heat Up for Inaugural Bookstore Romance Day; Promotional Graphics Now Available

On Saturday, August 17, the first Bookstore Romance Day will unite independent bookstores, readers, and writers across the country in celebration of the romance literary genre.

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26 Feb
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Wi14 Education Idea Exchange: Marketing to Genre Readers

Booksellers at the American Booksellers Association’s recent Winter Institute discussed marketing, merchandising, events, and more during a roundtable focused on genre titles. 

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13 Feb
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The Indie Love & Romance Bestseller List

The American Booksellers Association’s specialty bestseller lists provide a current snapshot of what’s selling in indie bookstores nationwide.

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13 Feb
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Happy Valentine’s Day! Check Out These Romantic Bookstore Proposals

Bookselling This Week reached out to indie booksellers for photos of marriage proposals that have taken place in their stores over the years.

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19 Sep

Around Indies

Bronx River Books opens; Union Ave Books to expand; Wesleyan R.J. Julia Bookstore and Newtonville Books celebrate anniversaries; The Ripped Bodice signs deal with Sony Pictures TV; and more.

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05 Sep

The Indie Love & Romance Bestseller List

The American Booksellers Association’s specialty bestseller lists provide a current snapshot of what’s selling in indie bookstores nationwide.

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20 Dec

Wi13 Panel to Discuss Strategies for Reaching Romance Readers

The “Courting the Romance Reader” education session at Winter Institute will give booksellers tips for marketing the genre and engaging with its devoted readership.

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02 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Becky Anderson runs for Congress; Macmillan to move; Ingram announces promotions; Quarto Iberoamericana enters agreements; Kristin Keith Sales Rep of the Year, BISG Distinguished Service Award, Arthur C. Clarke Award, RITA Awards, Restless Books Prize winners announced

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22 Mar

BTW News Briefs

BookExpo Author Tea lineup revealed; Reading Without Walls activity guide available; Ingram adds to leadership team; Americanah chosen for One Book, One New York; Award winners (NBCC) and finalists (Publishing Triangle; RITA) announced

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23 Aug

Bookseller’s Debut Novel Publishes Next Month

Kea Wilson of Left Bank Books talks about her writing career and the inspiration for We Eat Our Own, her debut novel based on a controversial 1980 Italian horror exploitation film.

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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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01 Jun

The Ripped Bodice Featured on E! Reality Show

Los Angeles romance bookstore The Ripped Bodice was featured in an episode of the reality TV show Rich Kids of Beverly Hills on Sunday, May 29.

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24 May

Making Bookstores Welcoming to Romance Readers

How to create positive and welcoming spaces for romance readers was the focus of the BEA panel “Creating a Safe Space for Genre Readers in Traditional Literary Strongholds.”

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15 Oct

Around Indies

Los Angeles to welcome The Ripped Bodice in 2016; Upshur Street Books to celebrate first year in business; Oblong Millerton turns 40; Octavia Books marks 15 years; Maine Coast Book Shop acquired by Sherman’s; Star Wars Reads Day a hit at Phoenix Books; Vroman’s announces fall Young Readers League pick

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25 Jul

BTW News Briefs

Maine and Missouri enact affiliate nexus laws; SIBA launches read-aloud program Parapalooza; Man Booker Prize longlist revealed; Romance Writers of America announces RITA, Golden Heart winners; Student spending on textbooks increases; ABFFE asks for transparency from Congress; Amazon loses battle to acquire .amazon Internet suffix

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