BTW Articles

20 Nov

Now on BookWeb: Calendar Featuring Title Suggestions With Pre-Order Potential

ABA’s new Pre-Order Calendar on BookWeb.org lets booksellers see a curated list of titles that have good pre-order potential and added value for customers who order from their local indie. 

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20 Nov
My Sister the Serial Killer book cover

A Q&A With Oyinkan Braithwaite, Author of December’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Sarah Sorensen of Bookbug calls My Sister, the Serial Killer “one of the best books to come along in quite a while — fast, funny, and completely engrossing.”

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19 Nov

Shelf-talker Featuring Indie Next List Submission Deadlines Serves as Aid for Bookstore Staff

Booksellers in the IndieBound movement are encouraged to post the new shelf-talker in their back room so staff can keep track of blurb submission deadlines for the Indie Next List.

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17 Oct

2019 ABC Children’s Institute Scholarship Application Process Continues

ABA is committed to awarding a number of 2019 Children’s Institute scholarships to booksellers from diverse backgrounds. All applications to next year’s event in Pittsburgh are due December 4, 2018.

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14 Nov
California Camp Fire

Book Community Responds to California Wildfires

http://www.childrensbookworld.com/As three major wildfires continue to affect the state, individual bookstores and organizations like NCIBA and Binc want to make sure booksellers and others in California get the help they need. 

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15 Nov

2018 National Book Award Winners Announced

Winners in five categories, including the inaugural award for Translated Literature, were announced at the 69th annual National Book Awards on November 14 at a ceremony in New York City.

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14 Nov

This Indies First, Publishers’ Special Terms Offer Booksellers a Range of Deals

This year, 37 publishers and university presses are offering ABA member booksellers special terms for Indies First on Small Business Saturday.

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14 Nov

Sign Up for Advanced Education Sessions at Winter Institute

Sessions booksellers can sign up for include “Developing Leaders in Your Store, with Alden Mills,” which will feature an overview of strategies to help owners and managers nurture promising booksellers.

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14 Nov

Booksellers Give Back to Young Local Readers With “Ghost” Giveaway

Hundreds of bookstores are working with schools and community partners to donate special-edition copies of Jason Reynolds’ Ghost as part of the “Indie Bookstores Give Back on Small Business Saturday” campaign.

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14 Nov

Third Place Hosts Congresswoman Jayapal and Other Ways to Create Connections With Elected Officials

Third Place Books Managing Partner Robert Sindelar offers a few best practices for booksellers looking to build meaningful and long-lasting relationships with their local and state elected officials.

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