Youve Got Mail -- First E-Mail Edition of BTW Launches

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Welcome to the first issue of the new Bookselling This Week e-mail edition. BTW is now a redesigned, online information resource for independent booksellers, available free to the book industry. We've begun this week with our expanded coverage of bookselling and publishing, with more frequent updates throughout the week of news about independent bookselling, books, authors, important free expression issues, and much more.

This e-mail "headline" edition of BTW contains all the week's stories and a brief summary. Simply click on the story's link to direct your Web browser to the full story at the ABA's members' Web site, www.BookWeb.org. The BTW home page, http://news.bookweb.org/, includes a navigation bar on the left-hand side of the screen. It features links that will take you to additional stories on Book Sense, features on authors and intriguing new titles, more on ABA initiatives and ABFFE, and much more.

Among the new features available are downloadable PDF files of the redesigned and expanded Book Sense Bestseller Lists, now coming to booksellers a day earlier each week with more titles and "On the Rise" books. There's also a search engine at the BTW page, to locate previous stories, and there are additional links to important information. At the bottom of each page there are links to BookWeb.org and BookSense.com.

Current subscribers to Book Flash This Week are automatically receiving the new e-mail edition of BTW, but access to BTW online is open to anyone in the industry. There is no charge for digital delivery, and it's hoped that as many as possible within a bookstore or publishing company will sign up for direct delivery of the weekly e-mail.

To sign up, click here and fill out our online registration form.

The key goal in launching BTW online is to provide booksellers with the most timely delivery of information possible -- the information that will help them to sell more books and to serve their customers better. BTW Editor Dan Cullen and his colleagues would very much appreciate hearing from readers so that BTW can continue to evolve to meet the needs of booksellers. E-mail him at dan@bookweb.org.