BTW Articles

12 Mar

2018 BookExpo Editors’ Buzz Books Revealed

BookExpo has announced the 16 titles to be featured at this year’s adult, YA, and middle grade Editors’ Buzz panels.

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02 Mar
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Donations Sought for Silent Art Auction at BookExpo

Illustrators are encouraged to donate artwork for the 2018 Silent Art Auction to benefit the American Booksellers for Free Expression and Every Child a Reader, which will be held May 30 at BookExpo.

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28 Feb

ABA Programming at BookExpo to Feature Return of Perennial Favorites

BookExpo 2018 will kick off on Wednesday, May 30, with a full day of events, including Meet the Editors, Publicists Speed Dating, the Celebration of Bookselling Lunch, and the Silent Art Auction.

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24 Jan
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Ordering Underway for Independent Bookstore Day Special Items

The catalog includes literary tea towels with quotes from Gertrude Stein and Louisa May Alcott, an On the Come Up journal from Angie Thomas, lapel pins of Toni Morrison, Neil Gaiman, and Margaret Atwood, and more.

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25 Jan

AdventureKEEN Partnership With Indie Bookstores Raises Over $2,000 for Binc

Last year, outdoor and regional publisher AdventureKEEN rolled out a new version of its shop local program for independent bookstores to raise money for the Book Industry Charitable Foundation.

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25 Jan

Watch BookWeb for Winter Institute Keynotes, Education Sessions

In the coming weeks, ABA will post videos of keynote presentations and education sessions from the 2019 Winter Institute for all member booksellers to enjoy.

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25 Jan
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16 Jan
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Sign Up for Two Upcoming ABA Marketing Meetups

The January 17 discussion will look at marketing your bookstore in a tourist town; the January 31 topic is marketing through Instagram.

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14 Jan

Winter Institute Keynotes, Education Sessions to be Available on BookWeb

Booksellers can watch live-streamed videos of keynote presenters Reshma Saujani, Hanif Abdurraqib, and Margaret Atwood with Erin Morgenstern. In addition, dozens of education sessions will be posted on BookWeb following Wi14.

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16 Jan
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Independent Bookstore Day Ordering Opens

Booksellers have until February 1 to place their orders for limited-edition merchandise, including signed editions from Chuck Palahniuk and Andrea Beaty, an exclusive vinyl from Charles Bukowski, and more.

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