BTW Articles

14 Mar

Spring Forum Next Week in Washington, DC

ABA is inviting booksellers to a Spring Forum at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, March 19. The event, presented in conjunction with the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association, is free and open to all booksellers.

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10 Jan

Save the Date: ABA Announces 2013 Spring Forum Schedule

ABA is inviting members to attend any of the 11 Spring Forum programs, which are being held in conjunction with the regional booksellers associations, between Friday, March 15, and Wednesday, May 8, 2013.

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13 Feb

ABA’s Teicher at TOC: Indies Innovate and Adapt

“Indie booksellers are innovative agents of change,” ABA CEO Oren Teicher told an audience at the O’Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing Conference on Thursday morning in New York City.

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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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02 May

Task Forces Provide Important Insights

In conjunction with recent Booksellers Forums in Illinois and Massachusetts, ABA convened task forces to gather member input on its digital initiatives and educational programming, respectively.

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31 May

ABA at BEA: Next Week’s Highlights

Here’s a roundup of the American Booksellers Association’s programming highlights, BEA breakfast and lunch events, and resources for booksellers at BookExpo America.

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23 Jul

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

The August Indie Next List’s 10 “Now in Paperback” titles are featured with bookseller quotes on a downloadable flier and shelf-talkers.

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06 Sep

Multi-Publisher Promotion for ABA Members to Begin on Small Business Saturday

Thanks for Shopping Indie, the first-ever multi-publisher promotion exclusively for ABA member bookstores, will give booksellers the opportunity to offer  an “extra” to customers on a broad range of 2012 Indie Next List titles.

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04 Oct

ABA to Host Webinars on Kobo eBook Solution Next Week: Sign-up Now

The American Booksellers Association will be hosting two one-hour webinars next week on the ABA/Kobo partnership for booksellers who have been unable to attend the “eBooks and Indie Bookstores” session at the regional trade shows.

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07 Nov

World Book Night Announces 2013 Titles, Honorary Chairs & Opening of Giver Sign-up

Authors Ann Patchett and James Patterson will be co-chairs of the 2013 celebration of World Book Night in the U.S. Also announced today were the 30 titles to be given away during the April 23 campaign as well as the opening of the online application process for volunteer book givers.

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