BTW Articles

15 Apr

RSVPs Required for Celebration & Video Lab

There's still time for booksellers interested in attending the Celebration of Bookselling Lunch or participating in the Day of Education's "It's A Wrap" Video Lab to make reservations.

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21 Apr

Pacific Northwest Reader Features Booksellers' Essays

HarperCollins Vice President for Independent Retailing Carl Lennertz has pulled together a second collection of regional essays inspired by State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America (edited by Matt Weiland and Sean Wilsey, Ecco). Booksellers and librarians from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska contributed to the Pacific Northwest Reader, which is available now. The first regional collection, the Great Lakes Reader, was published last year.

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28 Apr

Google Expands Local Business Options

Google announced last week that it has expanded the features available to small businesses through its Google Places service. The changes give business owners the opportunity to provide more information to consumers through Google's Local Search results.

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05 May

Free Classifieds: A Benefit for ABA Bookstore Members

All ABA Bookstore Members in good standing are entitled to four free two-week Classified Ad insertions in Bookselling This Week each year. BTW Classifieds are the perfect place for booksellers to place help wanted ads, advertise fixtures or stores for sale, and more.

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13 May

The Summer 2010 Children's Indie Next List

1. The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafn
(Little, Brown Young Readers, $17.99, 9780316044776)
"Zafn's erie ghost story is illuminated with the lyrical descriptions and intriguing complexities his adult readers have come to rave about. Here, savvy middle-grade readers and young teens will fall prey to Zafn's haunted tale. An evil magician, a protective lighthouse keeper with dark secrets, three young people, and a series of gambles risk the lives of everyone involved." -- Angela K Sherrill, 57th Street Books, Chicago, IL

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13 May

ABC and ABA Agree on Steps for Merger Proposal

The Boards of Directors of the Association of Booksellers for Children and the American Booksellers Association today released the following letter of agreement detailing the principles under which the two organizations will pursue further development of a merger proposal. In spring 2009, ABC began exploring a merger with ABA as an option to keep the organization viable in the face of unprecedented change in the industry.

To Whom It May Concern:

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18 Mar

Board Ballots to Arrive Via E-Mail on March 22

All ABA Regular Bookstore members should be on the lookout for an electronic ballot for the 2010 election of ABA officers and directors to arrive via an e-mail from the American Booksellers Association on Monday, March 22. All voting is being conducted electronically, as authorized by a 2009 amendment to the ABA Bylaws.

One person per ABA Member ID number may vote, and a BookWeb log -in and the store ABA Member ID number are required.

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25 Mar

April Indie Next List Notables Flier & Shelf-Talkers Available

Booksellers can now download the April Indie Next List Notables title recommendations from BookWeb.org in flier and shelf-talker formats. Each month, the Indie Next List Notables showcase outstanding writing recommended by indie booksellers nationwide.

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31 Mar

Free, One-Day Seminar on Opening a Bookstore Added to ABA Program @ BEA

The American Booksellers Association is sponsoring a free, one-day "Introduction to Retail Bookselling" Seminar, on Monday, May 24, at New York's Javits Convention Center, just prior to the Day of Education and BookExpo America. The seminar, facilitated by the Bookstore Training Group of Paz & Associates, is geared toward people interested in opening a bookstore.

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08 Apr

One Week, Four Forums

The American Booksellers Association invites members to four Booksellers Forums in the next week:

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