BTW Articles

14 Mar

Survey Seeks Bookseller Input on Winter Institute 8

ABA is asking member booksellers who participated in Winter Institute 8 to complete a short survey about all aspects of last month’s event in Kansas City. The survey will arrive via e-mail within the next few days.

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27 Nov

Last Call: December 1 Deadline for World Book Night Store Sign-Up

Bookstores that wish to participate in the 2013 celebration of World Book Night in the U.S. must return a Host Store Marketing Agreement by Saturday, December 1.

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15 Jan

The 2012 Indie Holiday Bestsellers

Here are the top 15 bestselling titles in the categories of Hardcover Fiction and Nonfiction, Paperback Fiction and Nonfiction, and Children’s Interest and Illustrated based on reporting from independent bookstores nationwide for the six-week holiday period, from November 23 through December 31, 2012.

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13 Feb

67 Authors to Appear at Wi8’s Receptions

Here’s look at the 67 new and established authors and illustrators who will be featured at the Winter Institute’s signature Author Reception or the Closing Reception hosted by Wi8’s small and independent press sponsors.

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27 Nov

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

The December 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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17 Jan

Kobo Mini Valentine’s Day Promo to Launch January 25

Kobo is launching a national promotional event on Kobo Mini eReaders and Snapbacks leading up to Valentine’s Day. Beginning January 25 and ending February 14, the promotion consists of a Kobo Mini for $59.99 and a free Snapback.

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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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