BTW Articles

07 Feb

Find Waldo Local” Survey Due February 12

By popular demand, Candlewick and ABA are bringing back Find Waldo Local  in July 2013. To make this month-long promotion even better the second time around, Candlewick is asking booksellers who participated in last year’s event for their feedback.

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05 Mar

Reservations Open for Cheaper BEA Rooming Option

This week, BookExpo America opened reservations for a limited number of rooms at Barnard College available exclusively for trade show attendees at a special rate of a $115 per night.

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18 Dec

Bestseller Lists to Be Sent Wednesday

With the Christmas and New Year’s holidays falling on Tuesday, the Indie Bestseller Lists will be produced and e-mailed to stores on Wednesday for the next two weeks; however, the reporting period each week remains unchanged.

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06 Mar

A Report on the February 2013 ABA Board Meeting

The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors met from February 20 - 22, 2013, in Kansas City, Missouri, just prior to the eighth annual Winter Institute. Among other things, the Board approved candidates for the 2013 elections, discussed plans for upcoming educational events, and received reports on an array of association projects.

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26 Apr

World Book Night: A Well-Documented Celebration

The first World Book Night in the U.S. has come and gone, but the stories of thousands of givers across the country are still being chronicled on Twitter and Facebook, on blogs and in photos, and in local and national newspaper coverage.

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29 May

ABA Booksellers Lounge: The Place to Chat, Relax, Learn

The ABA Booksellers Lounge (Room 1E07/08 of the Javits Center) will be the place for member booksellers to have their questions answered by ABA and IndieCommerce staff, learn about products and services, have a snack, and relax in a comfy chair.

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28 Jun

ABACUS-11 Data-Gathering Begins

The ABACUS-11 Survey process begins today with an e-mail to ABA member bookstores from the National Association of College Stores’ OnCampus Research. This year’s survey gathers financial data from 2011 store operations.

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22 Aug

ABACUS Survey Form Remains Open

The ABACUS-11 Survey form will remain open through this weekend to accommodate booksellers who are finalizing their submissions of 2011 financial data.

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26 Sep

Last Call for Events Specialty Institute

Registration for ABA’s first-ever Events Specialty Institute will close at midnight on Sunday, September 30. The institute, which is open to booksellers at all ABA member stores, will be held on Wednesday, October 3, at The Depot in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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24 Oct

Penguin Offers New Business Model for Indies

Beginning January 1, 2013, Penguin Group USA will be offering independent bricks-and-mortar full-service bookstores a unique partnership opportunity to increase sales and profits and reduce returns for both frontlist and backlist titles.

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