BTW Articles

05 Feb

IndieCommerce Institute Provides Valuable Interactive Learning Experience

“There’s so much to IndieCommerce that training programs like the institute can help booksellers get to the next level and more fully utilize the site’s capabilities,” said Eileen McGervey of One More Page Books.

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05 Feb

Wi14 Author in Focus: Why James Baldwin Always Matters

The session at Winter Institute 14 examined why author James Baldwin’s work has, does, and will always matter and explored how to grow his audience through independent bookstores.

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05 Feb

Roundup of BTW’s Winter Institute Coverage Provides Closer Look at 2019 Event

Bookselling This Week has compiled all previous coverage of Winter Institute 14, as well as this week’s articles recapping the event.

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06 Feb
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ABA Announces Bookseller Forums Spring 2019 Schedule

At the forums, ABA will present the education session “ABACUS and Pre-Orders: Two Programs You Can’t Do Without” in addition to a general discussion about industry issues.

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30 Jan

Winter Institute’s Grand Finale With Podcast Hosts Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark

Kilgariff and Hardstark are the authors of Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide, a memoir/humor/advice book and a Winter/Spring Indies Introduce debut.

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30 Jan

Binc’s Heads or Tails Game at Wi14 Raises $7,559 for Booksellers in Need

The winner of the $500 grand prize was Whitney Balaun of LIBRIS, who was playing on behalf of Sunriver Books & Music’s Deon Stonehouse.

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30 Jan

Small Press Profile: Two Lines Press

The year 2019 will be a groundbreaking one for Two Lines Press, as it will include the first-ever novel by a Thai woman translated into English and the press’ first work of speculative fiction.

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30 Jan

ALA Announces 2019 Adult, Youth Award Winners

Prizes announced included the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction and the winners of the ALA Youth Media Awards, including the Newbery and Caldecott Medals.

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28 Mar

Hotel ABA for BookExpo Almost Sold Out

Rooms at The Row NYC, Hotel ABA for BookExpo 2017, are going fast; booksellers should reserve their rooms now to lock in the ABA members-only rate.

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25 Jan

Wi14 Town Hall Takes on Book Supply Issues, Rising Minimum Wage, Programming Diversity

Topics discussed at the Town Hall included ABA’s actions on diversity since the last town hall, the challenge of a rising minimum wage, the importance of ABACUS, and issues with book supplies during the holidays.

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