BTW Articles

23 Oct

This Indies First, Take Advantage of Special Terms From More Than 35 Publishers

When indie bookstores join together to participate in programs like Indies First, said ABA President Robert Sindelar, “we have the opportunity to remind our publishing partners of our collective muscle.”

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24 Oct

Now on BookWeb: Short Demo on Navigating the New BookScan

NPD Book President Jonathan Stolper showed booksellers how to use NPD’s new DecisionKey® platform in this 30-minute demonstration.

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24 Oct
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A Q&A With Alyson Hagy, Author of November’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Sarah Crossland of New Dominion Bookshop said Hagy’s post-apocalyptic saga Scribe “finds the perfect alchemy between Cold Mountain and The Leftovers.”

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24 Oct
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Responses Due Today for 2019 Winter Institute Education Survey

The survey, which was e-mailed to booksellers last week, will help ABA gauge interest in education sessions being planned for the event in Albuquerque, New Mexico, this coming January.

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16 Oct

Sign Up for ABA’s Webinar on ADA Compliance for IndieCommerce, IndieLite Websites

In a new ABA webinar on Americans With Disabilities Act website compliance, booksellers will learn how to apply federal Web Content Accessibility Guidelines to their websites.

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16 Oct

Booksellers, Watch Your Inboxes for 2019 Winter Institute Education Survey

The survey, which will be sent to all registered attendees, will help ABA gauge interest in education sessions being planned for the upcoming event. Booksellers should respond by Wednesday, October 24.

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16 Oct
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Board Games Offer Boost in Sales for Indie Bookstores

Here, booksellers discuss the benefits of selling board games. Booksellers who are registered for Winter Institute 2019 who can offer their experiences for an education panel on the topic should let ABA know now.

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09 Oct

July–September 2018: ABA Members Opening/Sold

The third quarter of 2018 saw 25 ABA member store openings and 6 sales of existing businesses to new owners.

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10 Oct

“Talk to ABA”: BTW Highlights Interactive Elements of Redesigned ABA Website

ABA’s new, improved website features interactive resources booksellers can use to better communicate with the association and other booksellers, including new ways to submit information about store changes.

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