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26 Oct

BTW News Briefs

150-plus independent bookstores now offer Libro.fm digital audiobooks; CBC introduces ABA institute scholarships for publishing staff; Nominations open for National Small Business Week Awards; Ingram Academic Services to distribute Stanford University Press and University of Ottawa Press; Association of American University Presses moves central office

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25 Oct

Someone Probably Knows Your Password

Here is a look at several ways that technology can you help you protect against hackers gaining access to your accounts.

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27 Sep

Treeline Tips & Tricks: Getting Affiliated on Edelweiss+

Edelweiss/Treeline Education Coordinator Joe Foster shows how booksellers can find a deeper integration of community activity in Edelweiss+.

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31 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Thirty prospective and existing booksellers attend Paz workshop; Amazon to open bookstore in Chicago; German publishers, booksellers join petition for free expression in Turkey; Penguin Random House introduces Subway Reads; Globe Pequot launches Lone Star Books; Pen Center USA announces award winners; Wendell Berry to receive Voice of the Heartland Award; Thurber Prize finalists, Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award winners announced

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27 Jul

Bookstores Use IndieCommerce’s Wish List Feature to Create Gift Registries

Two ABA member stores, Greenlight Bookstore and Politics & Prose, have repurposed IndieCommerce’s wish list feature so that customers can also use it to set up gift registries.

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18 Jul

Libro.fm Offers Digital Audiobook Platform for Bookstores

A new online platform created by the Seattle-based technology company Libro.fm 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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27 Apr

BTW News Briefs

PBS to host panels, livestream coverage from BEA and BookCon; NetGalley blog highlights Independent Bookstore Day; B&N founder Len Riggio to retire; Bargain wholesaler Book Depot launches automation project; IPG announces POD deals with Bookmasters and Edwards Brothers Malloy

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16 Mar

BTW News Briefs

Antitrust lawsuit filed over EMV chip card transition; BookCon 2016 unveils slate of YA authors; Consortium signs distribution deals with six publishers; Phaidon Press and The Met Store to launch pop-up bookstore; Edwidge Danticat to deliver keynote at children’s book writers’ conference

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20 Jan

BTW News Briefs

Publishers Lunch releases Buzz Books’ spring/summer adult and YA titles; AAUP member presses to launch diversity fellowship; AAP, United Negro College Fund partner for diversity initiative; Chronicle Books to distribute Hardie Grant Books; Eleven publishers sign with IPG, subsidiaries; Nominees announced for National Book Critics Circle Awards, 2016 Edgars; Book tech startups named winners in 1440 Accelerator Program; BEA announces library, children’s, and self-publishing programming

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06 Jan

Winter Institute 11 App Now Live

The first-ever Winter Institute app for iPhone, iPad, or Android went live on January 6. A link tot the app, which is designed to enhance their experience at this month’s ABA education event in Denver, was sent in an e-mail to all registrants.

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01 Jan

Keep Up to Date: Download the Winter Institute App to Enhance Your Event Experience

The first-ever Winter Institute app for iPhone, iPad, or Android puts all of the details about next week’s education event in Denver at attendees’ fingertips, while allowing users to customize their schedules, share messages, and more.

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09 Dec

Wi11 Session to Offer Booksellers Tips on Data Security/PCI Compliance

A Wi11 education session led by Total Computing Solutions’ Jim Hammons will review data security and PCI compliance standards to show booksellers how they can better protect their customers’ credit card data and their own businesses from liability.

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12 Nov

How to Use BookWeb’s Bookseller DIY Feature

Bookseller DIY is the first section to be featured in Bookselling This Week’s new series of articles on getting the most out of the association’s website.

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01 Oct

BTW News Briefs

SBA offers EMV card webinar; Schumacher wins Thurber Prize; We Need Diverse Books to present first Walter Dean Myers Award; 23 publishers sign deals with IPG; National Book Foundation announces 2015 “5 under 35” honorees; 2015 Kirkus Prize finalists announced; NetGalley introduces “Wish Granting”; Edelweiss partners with DOGObooks; HarperCollins forms HarperCollins Italia 

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