28 Jul
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Sign Up for August Marketing, Technology Meetups

Upcoming meetups will focus on paid social media advertising, Crowdcast, and marketing romance books.

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15 Jul

Sign Up Now to Participate in Bookstore Romance Day

Swag packs with buttons, window clings, and more will be sent to all bookstores that register by August 1; T-shirts should be ordered by July 18.

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20 May
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Bookstore Romance Day Announces 2020 Ambassador

Bestselling author Meg Cabot will be the Bookstore Romance Day Ambassador for 2020.

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11 Mar

BTW News Briefs

Binc’s Bank on Booksellers returns; Bookselling Without Borders scholarship winners named; Ripped Bodice publishes fourth State of Racial Diversity in Romance report; WNDB launches internship grants; Bologna Book Fair canceled, NBCC award ceremony postponed; Emma Watson picks Sex and World Peace; HBG pulls Woody Allen memoir; RHCB launches Underlined imprint; Workman launches audio imprint; Two Rivers to distribute Welbeck; Bucknell University Press teams with Rutgers; Ingram Academic Services to distribute Edinburgh University Press; LAMBDA finalists, Stella and LBF shortlists, Walter Scott longlist announced.

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04 Mar

BTW News Briefs

London Book Fair canceled; WNDB grant applications open; Ingram Spark to remove certain content; S&S potentially for sale, to distribute Indigo River; FSG launches Dare to Imagine; Stanford University Press partners with De Gruyter; Stephen Rubin joins S&S; The Booksellers film, Bookable podcast debut; Audie Award, PEN America Award, Romantic Novel Award, Story Prize, Kay Sexton Award, RBC Taylor Prize winners announced; Nebula Award finalists out; Longlists announced for International Booker Prize, Women’s Prize for Fiction.

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19 Feb

BTW News Briefs

BookExpo announces children’s breakfast speakers; RWA to hold special election; California Consumer Privacy Act sees update; Panorama Project announces new initiatives; James Patterson named Bookstore Champion; Harlequin’s Love Inspired to launch paperback program; Personnel changes at Holt, S&S; Winners named for LA Times Book Prize, Ripped Bodice awards, Southern Book Prize; Shortlist out for Aspen Words Literary Prize; Nominees and longlists announced for WNBA Pannell Award, PEN/Faulkner Award, Reading the West Book Award, AAP Prose Awards

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18 Sep

Bookstore Romance Day Book Club to Kick Off This November

Each quarter, two or more books in different romance subgenres will be selected; discussions will take place in August, November, February, and May.

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04 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 Aug
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Indie Booksellers Nationwide Celebrate Inaugural Bookstore Romance Day

Take a look at how booksellers around the country marked Bookstore Romance Day on Saturday, August 17.

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14 Aug
Marissa and Roseann Backlin of Love's Sweet Arrow.

What’s in a Name? Love’s Sweet Arrow

Mother-daughter duo and avid romance readers Marissa and Roseann Backlin opened Love’s Sweet Arrow, a new and used romance bookstore, in Tinley Park, Illinois, this past June. 

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07 Aug
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Booksellers Gear Up for Inaugural Bookstore Romance Day

Bookstore Romance Day, which aims celebrate the genre and strengthen the relationship between bookstores and the community, will be held on August 17. 

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24 Jul

Announcing the Ripped Bodice Awards for Excellence in Romantic Fiction

The inaugural class of 12 honorees will be announced on Valentine’s Day 2020; monetary prizes will be furnished by such sponsors as Sony Pictures Television.

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17 Jul

Marketing Meetup Recap: Catching the Romance Reader

Here are some of the tips the speakers shared on how indie booksellers can better welcome and promote romance books in their stores.

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08 Jul
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July 11 Marketing Meetup to Look at “Catching the Romance Reader”

Bookseller speakers will share how they have delved into the world of romance through book clubs, pop-up shops, dreaming up annual celebration days, and generally being romance-friendly.

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01 Jul
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Sign Up for July 11 Marketing Meetup on “Catching the Romance Reader”

During this Marketing Meetup, booksellers will hear about strategies for marketing romance titles in their stores.

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