Idea Exchange This Week

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    Every week dozens of booksellers seek and share advice and information about bookselling and the book industry on BookWeb's Idea Exchange Forums. Here, BTW presents a look at some of this week's topics -- with the hope that more booksellers will join in.

    In the Bookseller-to-Bookseller Forum this week, new threads were started about a "bookstore shake out" occurring in Illinois; e-mail list management software; promotion of a first-novel; children's classics series, and more.

    On "Ask ABA," a bookseller has posted a question regarding the new Harry Potter book.

    On "Ask BookSense.com," there's concern over Google's AutoLink and a question about packaging supplies.

    In the Inventory Control Forum, a bookseller is waiting for input from her colleagues about programs for online inventory display for a website.

    The Idea Exchange Forums are open to ABA bookstore and provisional members only. (Booksellers who do not already have a BookWeb Account will need to create one.) The greater the number of booksellers participating in the forums, the more useful they become as an educational tool for the whole independent bookselling community.