BTW Articles

08 Aug

Kate DiCamillo on Fall Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “Louisiana’s Way Home”

“In her follow-up of sorts to Raymie Nightingale, Kate DiCamillo tells the story of Louisiana, Raymie’s friend who has spent her life on the run,” said Diane Capriola of Little Shop of Stories.

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13 Aug

Join ABA’s Biweekly Virtual Marketing Roundtables

The online roundtables, held every other Thursday, offer booksellers a chance to discuss marketing topics with fellow booksellers, from affiliate marketing to social media to customer engagement.

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13 Aug

Ci6 Education In-Depth: Judge a Book by Its Cover

Panelists from three publishing houses discussed brainstorming ideas for cover art, creating line looks across multiple books in a series, trends in cover creation, and more.

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06 Aug

Ci6 Education In-Depth: Hindsight is 20/20

At Children’s Institute, a panel of indie bookstore owners shared what they wished they had known before opening their stores.

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07 Aug

Lemmy the Llamacorn Travels to Bookstores Nationwide

“Lemmy is an avid reader,” according to Scholastic’s Nikki Mutch, who told BTW about Lemmy’s adventures. “If you leave him in the store overnight, you might find a pile of books next to a comfy chair the next morning.”

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07 Aug

BrocheAroe Fabian on Opening River Dog Book Co.

BrocheAroe Fabian, owner of River Dog Book Co., discussed bookselling, bookmobiles, and book clubs with Bookselling This Week

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31 Jul

Recent ABA Virtual Marketing Roundtable Focuses on Affiliate Marketing

Booksellers at last week’s marketing roundtable discussed what affiliate marketing is and how they can use it to their advantage.

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01 Aug

Booksellers Celebrate Seventh Annual Find Waldo Local

This July, independent booksellers across the U.S. celebrated another year of Find Waldo Local, the shop-local challenge co-sponsored by Candlewick Press and the American Booksellers Association.

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24 Jul

SubText Books Provides Voter Registration Forms In-Store

SubText Books in St. Paul, Minnesota, is offering members of the Ramsey County community a chance to register to vote in-store. 

 
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24 Jul

White Birch Books Leads Video Shelf-Talker Challenge #IndieYoureNext

Nichole Cousins of White Birch Books in North Conway, New Hampshire, has helped establish the #IndieYoureNext community on social media, which encourages booksellers to post short video book reviews and then tag others to do the same.

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