BTW Articles

02 Jan

Keep Staff in the Loop: Encourage Colleagues to Sign Up for Bookselling This Week

Make sure your coworkers stay in the know by signing up for BTW. In the weeks to come, BTW will report on Winter Institute, new bookstore openings, industry news, and more!

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02 Jan

Get Featured in ABA’s Bookstore Showcase

The “Bookstore Showcase” feature on the American Booksellers Association’s homepage highlights independent bookstore members.

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02 Jan

Register Now for Advanced Education Sessions at Winter Institute

Booksellers can sign up for sessions on developing leaders, staff management and human resources, and in-store merchandising, as well as a used bookstore forum.

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19 Dec
Survey Says

A Roundup of Results From BTW’s One-Second Survey

Check Bookselling This Week each Wednesday for a new one-second survey and catch the results in the following week’s issue. If you don’t want to miss out, subscribe to Bookselling This Week now.

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14 Dec

Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in October

Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were up by 7.7 percent in October 2018 compared to October 2017, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census. As of December 19, the year-to-date sales among ABA member stores, as reported to the weekly Indie Bestseller Lists, are up nearly 5 percent over 2017.

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19 Dec
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Sign Up for ABA’s January 3 Marketing Meetup

The first online Marketing Meetup of 2019 will feature an open conversation for booksellers to discuss the marketing ideas that worked for them in 2018 and to brainstorm new topics for future meetups.

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19 Dec
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Sign Up Now for the 2019 IndieCommerce Institute

The IndieCommerce Institute, to be held on Tuesday, January 22, in conjunction with the 2019 Winter Institute in Albuquerque, is an interactive, classroom-style workshop for users of ABA’s IndieCommerce platform.

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19 Dec

Bookselling This Week Goes on Holiday

Due to the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays, this is the final issue of Bookselling This Week for 2018. BTW will return to its regular Wednesday schedule on January 2, 2019.

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18 Dec

Catch The Bookshop Band at Winter Institute

Next month, The Bookshop Band will be playing at bookstores throughout the United States and making a special stop at Winter Institute 14 in Albuquerque.

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12 Dec
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Winter Institute to Feature More Than 140 Authors

More than 140 authors and illustrators will appear at the 2019 Winter Institute over the course of four days of keynotes, education sessions, author receptions, and special events.

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