BTW Articles

10 Oct

2018 National Book Award Finalists Announced

A panel of literary experts chose the five finalists in each of five categories — Fiction, Nonfiction, Translated Literature, Poetry, and Young People’s Literature. 

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10 Oct

Last Call for Nominations to James Patterson’s Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program

Past recipients of Patterson grants are eligible for the 2018 bonuses, and booksellers are allowed to self-nominate.

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02 Oct
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ABA Launches New, More Interactive Version of

ABA recently redesigned its website to provide bookseller members and its other constituents with a more dynamic, cleanly designed online hub for resources and information.

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27 Sep

October 9 Deadline Approaching for Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship for Emerging Bookseller-Activists

The year-long scholarship will send one bookseller to ABA’s 2019 Winter Institute and their region’s 2019 fall trade show as well as provide $1,000 to start a community outreach program through the store.

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27 Sep

Nominations Close October 12 for James Patterson’s Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program

“It significantly took stress out of my holiday season,” said Green Bean Books owner Jennifer Green, who received a bonus last year.

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27 Sep

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Nicole Chung

According to Tyler Goodson of Avid Bookshop, in All You Can Ever Know, “Chung shares her story of daughterhood and motherhood with such thoughtfulness and honesty that it feels like a privilege to read.”

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26 Sep

BTW Checks in With The Book Catapult After One Free Year of IndieCommerce

“Our IndieCommerce website is something that, even if we didn’t have it for the year we were so generously given for free, we would have paid for anyway,” said The Book Catapult’s Seth Marko.

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20 Sep
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Deadline for Holiday Bookstore Bonus Nominations Extended to October 12

Anyone can nominate an indie bookseller to receive a bonus from author James Patterson. Bonuses will be granted in amounts of $750 to $1,500.

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25 Sep

Print Partners With Local Radio Station on Sweepstakes for The Great American Read

On October 5, one winner will be chosen for the “Turn 10 Into 100!” sweepstakes, and they will receive all 100 titles on The Great American Read’s list of most-loved American novels.

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24 Sep

Kickstarter Campaign Begins for Bookselling Without Borders 2019

Bookselling Without Borders, a scholarship program for booksellers that aims to make the American book market more welcoming to international voices, just kicked off its 2019 crowdfunding campaign.

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