BTW Articles

04 Apr

Kobo Mini & Snapback Offer Starts Friday

Bookstores participating in the American Booksellers Association/Kobo partnership can offer their customers a new Kobo Mini & Snapback offer, beginning this Friday, April 5, and running through Thursday, April 18.

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27 Mar

Signup Begins for Bookseller/Publisher Focus Groups at BEA

Following the success of the Bookseller/Publisher Focus Groups held at Winter Institute 8, ABA is arranging similar meetings at BookExpo America. Booksellers who are interested in meeting with publishers to discuss issues of common interest and mutual concern must sign up by May 3.

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27 Mar

April 5 Deadline for Celebrate (With) Indies

Stores can choose to participate in one, some, or all four of this spring’s Celebrate (With) Indies multi-publisher promotions, but they must sign up by next Friday, April 5. Stores that are not yet taking part in the promotion can sign up at

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27 Mar

Board Ballots to Arrive Via E-Mail on March 29

All ABA Regular Bookstore members should be on the lookout for an electronic ballot for the 2013 election of American Booksellers Association officers and directors to arrive via an e-mail from CEO Oren Teicher this Friday, March 29.

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28 Nov

December 7 Reporting Deadline for Black Friday/SBS Kobo Mini Sales

ABA member stores that sold the Kobo Mini for $49 during last weekend’s Black Friday/Small Business Saturday promotion must report their sales by next Friday, December 7, to receive Kobo’s $30 rebate for each Mini sold.

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17 Jan

ABA Asks You to Share Your Creativity

ABA is asking booksellers to share some of the creative things they have done to make their stores more successful and profitable. Booksellers’ input, via a short, online survey, will help ABA formulate the Spring Forum season’s educational component, “The Top 10 Things You Must Do Now!”

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19 Feb

Binc Opens Application Process for Higher Education Scholarships

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation is accepting applications from now through April 18 for the Binc Foundation Scholarship program, which will award up to 35 higher education awards totaling $100,000 to eligible bookstore employees, bookstore owners, former Borders employees, and dependents of each.

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21 Mar

“Celebrate Debut Authors” Title List, Shelf-Talkers, Videos Available

Learn more about four new spring promotions created just for independent bookstores, which launched last week under the banner “Celebrate (With) Indies.” Then sign up. Promotional materials are available, including shelf-talkers and author videos for the Celebrate Debut Authors With Indies campaign.

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