BTW Articles

25 Jun

ALA Awards First Carnegie Medals for Fiction and Nonfiction

The American Library Association has announced the first recipients of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, recognizing the best books for adult readers published the previous year in the U.S. as selected by library professionals.

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15 Aug

ABA Heading to SIBA Trade Show

ABA will be at the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance’s September 7 - 9  trade show in Naples, Florida, to offer an e-books education session and to meet with booksellers to hear their concerns and to share updates on ABA’s programs and initiatives.

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20 Sep

World Book Night 2013 Bookstore Sign-up Begins

This week a crucial first step opened for indie bookstores wishing to take part in World Book Night U.S.’s second annual celebration of reading, giving, and community. Bookstores are being asked to complete a 2013 Host Store Marketing Agreement.

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18 Oct

Winter Institute Almost Completely Booked

The Eighth Annual Winter Institute is now more than 90 percent booked, and ABA is strongly encouraging members who want to attend to register as soon as possible.

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14 Nov

Winter Institute Host Hotel Sold Out

Bookseller registration for ABA’s Eighth Annual Winter Institute reached capacity last week, and an event waiting list began forming. Now, reservations at the host hotel, Missouri’s Westin Kansas City at Crown Center, are also sold out.

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23 Apr

Board of Directors Elections End May 7

ABA’s main store members have until midnight on Monday, May 7, to submit their electronic ballots for the election of three directors to serve three-year terms on the Board.

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24 May

New & Upcoming E-Book Promos

The IndieCommerce Publisher Promotions page was updated this week with two free samplers, a YA science fiction series, and two Workman promotions that begin  June 1.

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25 Jun

Best Books for Children Catalog Nomination Deadline Monday

Monday, July 2, is last day for booksellers at ABA member stores to submit nominations for the fall 2012 ABC Best Books for Children Catalog.

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15 Aug

IndieCommerce Institute Registration Deadline Next Wednesday

Booksellers who would like to take part in ABA’s second IndieCommerce Institute must register by next Wednesday, August 22.

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20 Sep

Thanks for Shopping Indie Sign-up Deadline October 22

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. The promotion starts on November 24, Small Business Saturday, but to take part stores must sign up by October 22.

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