BTW Articles

20 Feb

A Few Last-Minute Winter Institute Schedule Reminders

Here’s a quick reminder about some of this weekend’s Winter Institute highlights.

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10 Dec

Booksellers and Others Are Waiting

To help accommodate those on the waiting lists for Winter Institute 8,  ABA is asking registered booksellers who are no longer planning to attend, and all registrants who no longer need their hotel reservations, to contact the association as soon as possible.

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24 Jan

Google eBooks No Longer Available via IndieCommerce on January 31

On January 31, IndieCommerce stores that do not participate in the Kobo eBook program will no longer be able to sell e-books. That’s the date set by Google for the end of the Google eBooks reseller program worldwide. Stores that would still like to offer e-books to their customers should sign up as soon as possible for the ABA/Kobo program.

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27 Feb

The March “Now in Paperback” Flier & Shelf-Talkers

The March Indie Next List’s 12 “Now in Paperback” titles are featured with bookseller quotes on a downloadable flier and shelf-talkers.

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11 Dec

ABFFE Returns to Lower Manhattan Offices

Six weeks after Hurricane Sandy shut down much of lower Manhattan, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression has returned to its fourth-floor offices on Fulton Street in the South Street Seaport.

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24 Jan

Wi8 Consultation Station Appointments Now Available

Winter Institute 8 registrants can now make appointments to meet with Consultation Station participants, including ABA’s affiliated business solution partners, POS vendors, and others, on Monday, February 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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27 Feb

ABA Announces 2013 Board Candidates

The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors, which met this week in Kansas City just prior to the Winter Institute, has named three director candidates to stand for election to the Board.

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12 Dec

January 7 Key Date for IndieCommerce Stores Still Selling Google eBooks

IndieCommerce stores that have not signed up to participate in the Kobo eBook program must do so by January 7 in order to ensure that there is no interruption in their ability to sell digital content. Also on the 7th, stores already signed up for the Kobo program that have not indicated a time for the switch from Google eBooks to Kobo eBooks will be switched automatically.

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30 Jan

Pre-Ordering Launches on Kobo eBooks

Customers looking to pre-order upcoming eBook releases can now do so from stores participating in the ABA/Kobo partnership.

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28 Feb

The Authors Who Were There

A snowstorm in Kansas City just before the start of Winter Institute 8 didn’t keep authors and illustrators away from the event’s signature Author Reception and Small & Independent Press Closing Reception.

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