BTW Articles

18 Dec

A Record 333 Booksellers Receive Holiday Bonuses From James Patterson

James Patterson announced the names of the independent booksellers receiving grants totaling $250,000 as part of his Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program.

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17 Dec

Binc Continues 2018 Year-End Campaign

Booksellers from all over the country are praising the work of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, which began its annual year-end fundraising campaign last month.

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11 Dec
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Small Press Profile: Belt Publishing

Cleveland, Ohio-based Belt Publishing primarily publishes nonfiction that focuses on the Rust Belt and the Midwest. 

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20 Feb
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A Q&A With Tara Westover, Author of the #1 March Indie Next List Pick

Westover writes of her childhood living off the grid on a mountain in rural Idaho in Educated: A Memoir, which was chosen by booksellers as their top pick for the March Indie Next List.

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04 Dec
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What Books Are ABA Staff Reading and Gifting This Holiday Season?

American Booksellers Association staff are reading and giving a variety of highly recommendable titles this holiday season.

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05 Dec
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Booksellers’ Social Media Showcases Holiday Marketing Ideas

Indie booksellers are taking to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to showcase their creative ideas for holiday marketing this season, including book displays, promotions, and in-store holiday activities.

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04 Dec

Coming in ABA’s December Red Box: Bookmarks Featuring New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of 2018

“We are delighted to share these bookmarks with independent bookstores across the country, whose work bringing books to readers we are delighted to support,” said NYTBR Editor Pamela Paul.

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05 Dec

ABA’s Marketing Meetup on January 3 to Feature Freeform Conversation for Booksellers

During a wide-ranging conversation, booksellers will recap the marketing strategies that worked for them in 2018 — and the ones that didn’t — and come up with new marketing topics for future Meetups.

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19 Nov

Children’s Book Council Prepares for 100th Anniversary Celebration of Children’s Book Week

The 2019 celebration will feature a new logo and theme, works by 20 featured illustrators, activities in 15 languages, and more.

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19 Nov
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For More Page Views, Add the Best Books for Young Readers Catalog to Your Website

The 2018 ABC Best Books digital catalog is mobile-friendly and easily integrated by IndieCommerce staff with no work necessary for bookstores.

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