BTW Articles

26 Sep

Last Call for Events Specialty Institute

Registration for ABA’s first-ever Events Specialty Institute will close at midnight on Sunday, September 30. The institute, which is open to booksellers at all ABA member stores, will be held on Wednesday, October 3, at The Depot in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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24 Oct

Penguin Offers New Business Model for Indies

Beginning January 1, 2013, Penguin Group USA will be offering independent bricks-and-mortar full-service bookstores a unique partnership opportunity to increase sales and profits and reduce returns for both frontlist and backlist titles.

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15 Nov

Black Dog & Leventhal Names “My Bookstore” Scholarship Winners

This week, Black Dog & Leventhal announced the winners of its “Why My Bookstore Matters” Winter Institute scholarship contest, launched in September in celebration of this month’s publication of “My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop.

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27 Apr

Introduction to Bookselling Seminar Open to ABA Members

Provisional booksellers and employees of regular member stores can still register for ABA’s free, full-day seminar “How to Succeed at Retail Bookselling: Introduction to the Bookstore Business,” to be held on Sunday, June 3 — the day before ABA’s Day of Education and the opening of BookExpo America.

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02 Jul

Constant Contact Rebates to Be Sent in July

Later this month, bookstores that participated in ABA’s Constant Contact affinity program between April 30, 2011, and April 30, 2012, will receive a rebate check equivalent to their average monthly payment to Constant Contact over the 12-month period.

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23 Aug

ABA to Offer E-Books Session at MPIBA Trade Show

ABA will be at this fall’s Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association trade show to offer educational programming, meet with booksellers about their concerns, and share updates on ABA’s programs and initiatives.

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27 Sep

Winter Institute 8 Registration Opens

Registration for ABA’s Eighth Annual Winter Institute is now open. Wi8 kicks off in Kansas City, Missouri, with a reception on Friday evening, February 22,  and continues through Monday, February 25, with more than 25 education sessions for booksellers at all levels of experience.

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25 Oct

New Materials Added to Reorganized Kobo Resource Page

ABA member stores will find a number of newly added resources on BookWeb’s Kobo Bookseller Resource page to help them market and sell Kobo eBooks, eReaders, and accessories.

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19 Nov

Kobo “Art Forger” Promo Begins

Thanks to Algonquin Books, customers who purchase a Kobo Glo or Mini from an ABA member store from November 19 – 26 will receive a promotional code for a free download of “The Art Forger,” by B.A. Shapiro, the #1 Indie Next List Great Read for November.

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