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13 May

BookSense.com Adds Bookwrap Author Video Interviews

Partnership With BookstreamInc. to Bring More Content to Independent Bookstore Web Sites

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06 May

BookSense.com and Gift Card Users Groups to Meet at BEA

Preparations are in high gear for ABA's education sessions at this year's BookExpo America (BEA), which will be held from June 2 - 6 at Chicago's McCormick Place Convention Center. Among the many events planned are two very valuable users group meetings -- for BookSense.com and for Book Sense Gift Cards.

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05 May

BookSense.com On the Move ...

Here is the latest news and an update on improvements to BookSense.com.

On April 29, BookSense.com announced that it had made following enhancements to its templated sites:

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04 May

BookSense.com Sites Start Taking Pre-Orders for Clinton Memoir

On Thursday, April 29, BookSense.com announced that bookstore sites could begin taking pre-orders for former President Bill Clinton's memoir, My Life, which will be published at the end of June by Knopf.

BookSense.com joined other online retailers that had already begun pre-selling the highly anticipated book, which has not yet been assigned a price or ISBN by the publisher.

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21 Apr

BookSense.com On the Move…

Here, BookSense.com Director Len Vlahos provides an update on the latest improvements and enhancements to BookSense.com.

Greetings BookSense.com Bookseller! There is a lot of BookSense.com news in this edition of On the Move:

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04 Mar

BookSense.com Co-Op a Win-Win for Booksellers and Publishers

With one year in the books, so to speak, recently released BookSense.com Co-op Reimbursement Program figures indicate that the program has done well to help publishers increase book sales, while giving booksellers access to co-op to help offset the cost of their BookSense.com Web sites. "We're delighted at the early success of this program," BookSense.com Director Len Vlahos told BTW.

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11 Feb

Kiosks Bring BookSense.com In-Store

Rather than hope customers will use and/or buy from their Web sites when they can't get to the bookstore, some booksellers have decided to bring their BookSense.com Web sites to customers by creating Web kiosks in their stores. Booksellers who spoke to BTW about their kiosks have found the axiom made famous in W.P. Kinsella's Shoeless Joe on target: Build it, and they will come.

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05 Feb

BookSense.com On the Move…

Here, BookSense.com Director Len Vlahos provides an update on the latest improvements and enhancements to BookSense.com.

Greetings BookSense.com Bookseller! There's a lot of BookSense.com news in this edition of On the Move:

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22 Jan

A Report on the Recent Meetings of ABA's Advisory Councils

On Sunday and Monday, January 11 - 12, ABA's Booksellers Advisory Council (BAC) met with representatives of the ABA Board and senior staff in Miami, Florida, to offer the association guidance on a number of issues important to independent booksellers.

The BAC is composed of 25 members and represents a broad cross-section of views from within the community of independent booksellers. For a complete list of BAC members, click here.

Topics discussed at the two days of meetings included:

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16 Dec

Houghton Mifflin to Participate in BookSense.com Co-op Program

BookSense.com has announced that Houghton Mifflin will join the BookSense.com Co-op Reimbursement Program starting this January. "We're participating in the BookSense.com co-op program to support Book Sense and to be supportive of every new program it offers -- and to be one of the early birds," said Houghton Mifflin's Carla Gray. "It's a great way to get titles onto booksellers' Web sites and displayed in their stores."

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06 Nov

BookSense.com Unveils New Look, New Attitude

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23 Oct

BookSense.com On the Move... E-mail and Domain Hosting Now Available

Here, BookSense.com Director Len Vlahos provides an update on the latest improvements and enhancements to BookSense.com.

Greetings BookSense.com Booksellers!

So many improvements are being made to BookSense.com this month that it called for a second installment of my On the Move… column.

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16 Oct

BookSense.com On the Move...

Here, BookSense.com Director Len Vlahos provides an update on the latest improvements and enhancements to BookSense.com.

Greetings! There's a lot of BookSense.com news in this edition of On the Move, as we've made more improvements to your BookSense.com site:

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11 Sep

BookSense.com Announces New Subscription Fee

On Wednesday, September 10, the following e-mail announcement was sent to BookSense.com members from Len Vlahos, BookSense.com director.

Greeting BookSense.com Bookseller,

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11 Sep

BookSense.com Introduces Co-Op Offer From Algonquin

Starting September 15, BookSense.com Co-op Reimbursement Program participants will be able to take advantage of a special offer from Algonquin Books. Booksellers who feature a special theme on their Web site based around titles culled from Esmé Raji Codell's new book, How to Get Your Child to Love Reading, and display the new book in their stores will be eligible to receive newsletter co-op from Algonquin.

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