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15 Jan

Outreach Begins to Facilitate IndieCommerce Transition to Drupal 7

Preparations for the IndieCommerce upgrade to Drupal 7 might affect the functions of some store sites, including authorize.net accounts and store themes. As the upgrade progresses, it is increasingly important that members are informed of new action items and changes to the interface.

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18 Jul

BTW News Briefs

BISG to present first annual industry awards; More students seek illegal alternatives to textbooks; Media Coalition concludes gun violence and media connection flawed; Frommer’s to start releasing print titles; IPG and Trafalgar Square acquire new clients; 2014 BEA Global Market Forum to focus on books in translation; NCAC to host free speech benefit

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09 May

BTW News Briefs

World Book Night titles sales jump; Goodreads alternative Riffle now open to public; American Express study looks at small business owners’ purchasing; O’Reilly cancels Tools of Change conference; Memorial service planned for Bryan Pearce of University Bookstore

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20 Nov

An Important Update on Affiliate Links and Constant Contact E-mails

ABA is warning stores participating in the Kobo partnership that there could be unintended negative consequences to using a third-party e-mail service when distributing promotional links to customers.

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06 Sep

Kobo Announces New Family of eReaders

On Thursday, September 6, Kobo announced a new lineup of e-readers. The news comes a week after ABA and Kobo announced an agreement for a new e-book solution for ABA member bookstores.

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12 Jul

BTW News Briefs

HarperCollins completes acquisition of Thomas Nelson; Google’s Nexus 7 tablet gets strong reviews; European e-book growth slow but inevitable

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12 Jul

Small Demons Gives Booksellers a New Reference Tool

For booksellers and librarians who were among the first users of Small Demons, the new web resource has proved valuable in helping them respond to patrons seeking a title, or a list of titles, in which a particular person, place, or thing is mentioned.

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02 May

Tattered Cover’s Neil Strandberg to Join ABA

The American Booksellers Association announced this week that Neil Strandberg, a longtime staff member at Denver’s Tattered Cover Book Store, would be joining the association in the newly created position of Director of Member Technology, on Monday, May 7.

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12 Apr

Tech Talk: Keeping Your Website Up to Date

Christine Onorati of WORD and Kelly Justice of Fountain Bookstore offer tips to increase online sales and to ensure your customers know that your website is always open for business.

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14 Mar

Tech Talk: Pinterest for Online Window-Shopping and More

Several indie booksellers who have made Pinterest part of their social media marketing efforts have found it easy and fun to use and better than Twitter for connecting with customers.

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07 Mar

BTW News Briefs

Justice Department to sue over e-book pricing; Google creates a one-stop shop for digital content; Scholastic launches beta version e-reading app; Lulu.com and NACS Media Solutions in self-publishing partnership; OverDrive acquires Australian e-book company

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07 Mar

Tech Talk: The Benefits of a Telecom Audit

Hiring the right firm to conduct a telecom audit can take the pain out of analyzing system inefficiencies and fees, lead to a phone company and Internet provider that better suit your business needs, and save you thousands of dollars.

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01 Mar

Tech Talk: E-Readers

This week, BTW’s new technology feature provides an overview of common e-reader devices and their compatibility with Google eBooks.

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21 Feb

Google eBooks and Self-Publishers

Many indie booksellers have successfully partnered with self-published authors for years, and the growing popularity of digital formats doesn’t mean these relationships have to end.

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29 Sep

BTW News Briefs

ABFFE honored; Health care law headed to Supreme Court; Amazon unveils tablet; Lee and Rideau win Dayton Literary Peace Prizes; Before Columbus Foundation names American Book Award winners

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