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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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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29 Jul

ABA Announces Staff Promotions

ABA CEO Oren Teicher has announced the restructuring of the organization’s technology department and the promotion of two ABA staff members.

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30 Apr

What Booksellers Need to Know About Google’s Mobile-Friendly Update

A recent update to Google’s search algorithm privileges mobile-friendly websites by ranking them higher in search results on mobile devices. While this may impact searches for some bookstore websites, affected businesses should take a considered approach rather than rushing to accommodate the change.

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23 Apr

BTW News Briefs

All the Light We Cannot See wins Pulitzer Prize; NRF contest celebrates small retailers’ contributions to advocacy; BEA to host publishing technology startup competition for second year; De Gruyter to distribute Columbia University Press e-books

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09 Apr

Survey Finds Millennials Prefer Print Books, Physical Bookstores

Recent research has found that people born between 1982 and 2004 — the generation known as Millennials — are more interested in print rather than digital reading. 

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26 Feb

BTW News Briefs

NYT article on indie bookstores shared with millions of Twitter followers; SFWA announces 2014 Nebula Award nominees; Poets & Writers introduces mobile app; PEN releases 2015 Literary Awards calendar; Young people prefer print books to digital, Washington Post reports; May 2 announced as first Canadian Authors for Indies Day; Lerner Publishing Group acquires Egmont USA’s list

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