BTW Articles

14 Feb

DOJ Clears Way for Penguin Random House Merger

The Department of Justice has completed its review of the proposed merger of Penguin and Random House and has cleared the transaction in the U.S., according to a statement released today by the publishers’ respective parent companies, Pearson and Bertelsmann.

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18 Mar

Binc Scholarship Applications Accepted Through April 18

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

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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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23 Jan

The February 2013 “Now in Paperback” Flier & Shelf-Talkers

The February 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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21 Mar

Healthcare Reform Webinar Next Tuesday: Register Today

The Affordable Care Act and how it will affect indie bookstores will be the focus of a free healthcare reform webinar hosted by the Small Business Majority and ABA on next Tuesday, March 26, at 2:30 p.m. EDT.  Registration for the webinar is required.

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06 Dec

New Wi8 Sponsors and Scholarship Winners Named

This week, two new Small Press sponsors of Winter Institute 8 were announced, as well as the recipient of the Disney Publishing Worldwide publisher-sponsored scholarship and the winner of the Rainy Day Books A Good American challenge.

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