BTW Articles

06 Jun

Bowker Study Provides Encouraging News for Kids’ Booksellers

ABA educational programming at the first ABC Children’s Institute kicked off with the opening plenary “Understanding the Children’s Book Consumer in the Digital Age,” presented by Kelly Gallagher, vice president, Publishing Work Flow Solutions, R.R. Bowker.

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26 Jul

IndieCommerce Institute Registration to Open Next Week

ABA’s second IndieCommerce Institute will take place in White Plains, New York, on Thursday, September 13. The event will also feature a reception on the evening of Wednesday, September 12, and opportunities for hour-long one-on-one sessions with IndieCommerce staff on Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning, September 14.

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12 Sep

Few Spaces Left for Events Specialty Institute

There are still a few openings for booksellers who are interested in attending ABA’s first-ever Events Specialty Institute, on Wednesday, October 3, at The Depot in Minneapolis, Minnesota, just prior to the Great Lakes and Midwest independent booksellers association’s Heartland Fall Forum.

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16 Oct

Kobo Webinar Now Available on BookWeb

Booksellers who were unable to attend a session on the ABA/Kobo eReading Solution at the regional shows and those who missed last week’s live webinars can now access a recording of the October 12 webinar and question-and-answer session via

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07 Nov

Board Candidate Nomination Deadline Extended

Due to Hurricane Sandy, which knocked out power and Internet service at ABA’s office in Tarrytown, New York, the deadline for nominations of candidates to serve on the Board of Directors has been extended from October 31 to next Monday,  November 12.

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17 Apr

Town Hall, Membership Meetings Set for June 5

ABA will hold its 2012 Membership Meeting from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5,  at the Javits Convention Center in conjunction with BEA. The Membership Meeting will be preceded by the association’s annual Town Hall gathering.

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09 May

Children’s Institute Sold Out: Wait List Now Forming

Registration for the ABC Children’s Institute at BEA is booked to capacity. ABA member booksellers can add their names to a waiting list via the Institute website.

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14 Jun

WBN: Last Call for Nominations & a Great New Video

Monday, June 18, is the deadline for booksellers to send in title recommendations for World Book Night 2013.

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08 Aug

IndieCommerce Institute Registration Underway

Registration for ABA’s second IndieCommerce Institute, which opened last Wednesday, will close on August 22. To help create an engaging and interactive learning environment, participation is capped at 100 booksellers with a maximum of two attendees per store.

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17 Sep

Bill and Judith Moyers Honorary Chairs of Banned Books Week

Award-winning broadcast journalist Bill Moyers and Judith Davidson Moyers, president of Public Affairs Television, have been named honorary co-chairs of Banned Books Week (September 30 – October 6).

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