BTW Articles

09 Oct
2018 ABA Board of Directors

A Report on the September 2018 ABA Board Meeting

The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors met from September 21–23, 2018, in Carrboro, North Carolina, to discuss a range of items.

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27 Jun

Domnitz Scholarship for Wi9 Open to ABACUS Participants

The American Booksellers Association will once again be awarding the Avin Mark Domnitz Scholarship to attend the upcoming ABA Winter Institute (Wi9) to the owner or an employee of a bookstore who submits the store’s 2012 financial data to the ABACUS-12 survey before the July 15 deadline.

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27 Jun

IndieCommerce Institute Registration Begins Tomorrow

The American Booksellers Association announced this week the opening of registration for the two upcoming IndieCommerce Institutes (ICI). Booksellers with IndieCommerce stores are urged to keep an eye on their inboxes for an e-mail notification –– including a link to the registration page –– to arrive when the ICI registration site goes live tomorrow, at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern).

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20 Nov

Small Business Saturday’s Success Puts Indies in Media Spotlight

In its third year, American Express’ Small Business Saturday has established itself as the preeminent national holiday promotion for Main Street businesses, and it is generating substantial national and local advertising that encourages consumers to support their locally owned businesses.

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24 Jan

Watch the Stars Come Out at Wi8

This year’s roster of Oscar nominees is rich with book connections, from Life of Pi, to Team of Rivals, to Silver Linings Playbook, to Anna Karenina, to Frankenweenie. Given that, what better place to discover who will be this year’s winners than with your industry colleagues at Wi8?

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23 Jul

DOJ Unmoved by Public Comments

On Monday, July 23, the Department of Justice posted the 868 public comments received during the comment period for the proposed consent decree with three of the five publishers involved in its civil suit regarding the agency model. Also posted on the DOJ website was the government’s response to the public comments.

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31 Jul

ABA and B&N Seek to File Joint Amicus Brief in DOJ Suit Regarding Agency Model

On July 31, the American Booksellers Association and Barnes & Noble filed a motion petitioning the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to allow them to submit an amicus brief in regard to the Department of Justice's' (DOJ) proposed consent decree affecting publishers' pricing of e-books and the agency model.

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01 Aug

A Report on the ABA Board’s 2012 Summer Meeting

From July 20 - 22, the ABA Board of Directors met in Naperville, Illinois, to consider a range of issues of concern to independent booksellers.

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01 Aug

IndieCommerce Institute 2012 Registration Now Open

The American Booksellers Association announced this week the opening of registration for the second IndieCommerce Institute (ICI). The program will take place on Thursday, September 13, 2012, with a reception on the evening of Wednesday, September 12, and opportunities for hour-long one-on-one sessions with IndieCommerce staff on Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning, September 14.

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02 Aug

Owning a Bookstore: Learning Best Practices for Success

An upcoming intensive workshop facilitated by Paz & Associates offers an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of essential aspects of independent bookselling and to establish a tangible competitive advantage. 

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