BTW Articles

26 Jul

IndieCommerce Institute Registration to Open Next Week

ABA’s second IndieCommerce Institute will take place in White Plains, New York, on Thursday, September 13. The event will also feature a reception on the evening of Wednesday, September 12, and opportunities for hour-long one-on-one sessions with IndieCommerce staff on Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning, September 14.

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17 Sep

Bill and Judith Moyers Honorary Chairs of Banned Books Week

Award-winning broadcast journalist Bill Moyers and Judith Davidson Moyers, president of Public Affairs Television, have been named honorary co-chairs of Banned Books Week (September 30 – October 6).

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16 Oct

October 31 Deadline for ABA Board Nominations

The deadline for nominations of candidates to serve on ABA’s Board of Directors is October 31, 2012. Any ABA member may submit nominations.

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08 Nov

Instructions Rectify Problem With Kobo Display Unit

Some stores have encountered a problem with the Kobo display unit security claw. Kobo has provided instructions for rectifying the problem.

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17 Apr

Town Hall, Membership Meetings Set for June 5

ABA will hold its 2012 Membership Meeting from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5,  at the Javits Convention Center in conjunction with BEA. The Membership Meeting will be preceded by the association’s annual Town Hall gathering.

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09 May

Children’s Institute Sold Out: Wait List Now Forming

Registration for the ABC Children’s Institute at BEA is booked to capacity. ABA member booksellers can add their names to a waiting list via the Institute website.

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14 Jun

WBN: Last Call for Nominations & a Great New Video

Monday, June 18, is the deadline for booksellers to send in title recommendations for World Book Night 2013.

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08 Aug

IndieCommerce Institute Registration Underway

Registration for ABA’s second IndieCommerce Institute, which opened last Wednesday, will close on August 22. To help create an engaging and interactive learning environment, participation is capped at 100 booksellers with a maximum of two attendees per store.

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18 Sep

ABA to End Fall Shows With E-Books & Literacy at SCIBA

ABA staff will be at the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association Authors Feast & Trade Show on October 20 to present education sessions, listen to booksellers’ concerns, and share updates on ABA’s programs and initiatives, including the new ABA/Kobo partnership.

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17 Oct

Ingram, 40-Plus Publishers Sponsor Wi8

The 2013 Winter Institute in Kansas City, Missouri, is made possible by the overall support of the Ingram Content Group, Wi8’s lead sponsor, and the support of more than 40 large and small publishers.

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