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    BTW News Briefs

    Sourcebooks launches Bookstore Blackout Challenge; Ingram announces new associates, promotions; Award winners (Christopher Awards, PEN/America Literary Awards) and award finalists (NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award) revealed

    ABA Board Ballot to Arrive April 3

    ABA main store members should be on the lookout for an e-mail from CEO Oren Teicher to arrive on Monday, April 3, with links to the ballot for the 2017 Board of Directors election and candidate bios.

    Independent Bookstore Day Celebrations Showcase Booksellers’ Creativity

    More than 400 independent bookstores are planning in-store parties, author signings, and more for the April 29 celebration of Independent Bookstore Day. 

    Treeline Tips & Tricks: The Transition to Edelweiss+ and Treeline Analytics News

    Edelweiss/Treeline Education and Outreach Coordinator Joe Foster answers some common questions about the transition to Edelweiss+ and offers an array of resources available to help with the transition.

    Hotel ABA for BookExpo Almost Sold Out

    Rooms at The Row NYC, Hotel ABA for BookExpo 2017, are going fast; booksellers should reserve their rooms now to lock in the ABA members-only rate.

    Nominations Sought for 2017 WNBA Pannell Award

    Nominations are being accepted for the WNBA Pannell Award, which honors bookstores that demonstrate exceptional creativity in fostering a love of reading and books in children and young adults.

    Wi12 Education: Take Your Show on the Road — Managing Large-Scale Events

    The Winter Institute education session “Take Your Show on the Road: Managing Large-Scale Events” offered booksellers a range of strategies for managing large off-site events.

    Wi12 Education: Converting Social Media to Sales

    Here’s a look at some of the successful social media strategies used by booksellers to drive traffic to store websites, grow e-mail lists, and increase sales, as shared at Wi12. 

    BTW News Briefs

    BookExpo Author Tea lineup revealed; Reading Without Walls activity guide available; Ingram adds to leadership team; Americanah chosen for One Book, One New York; Award winners (NBCC) and finalists (Publishing Triangle; RITA) announced

    Square Books Creates Broadside Welcoming All

    A year ago, Square Books in Oxford, Mississippi, posted a sign in its front window announcing its welcoming attitude toward everyone who might walk through its doors.

    Bloomberg BNA: Amazon Close to Breaking Wal-Mart Record for Subsidies

    Bloomberg BNA’s Daily Tax Report: State details how Amazon is on the verge of setting a record for garnering state and local tax subsidies.

    Victory! Amazon Will Collect and Remit Sales Tax in All States With Sales Tax Laws

    After almost two decades of a hard-fought political battle to require Amazon to collect and remit sales tax in every state that collects sales tax, Main Street retailers can finally declare victory.

    Small Press Profile: AdventureKEEN

    AdventureKEEN publishes travel guides, nature and animal books, and regional guides for hiking, paddling, cycling, and camping aimed at readers interested in exploring the natural world.

    Anna Dewdney Read Together Award Finalists Announced

    Five titles have been chosen as the finalists for the first annual Anna Dewdney Read Together Award, which honors a superb read-aloud picture book that also sparks compassion, empathy, and connection.

    Libro.fm Announces Independent Bookstore Day Audiobook Giveaway

    Visitors to bookstores participating in Independent Bookstore Day will have the opportunity to download a selection of complimentary digital audiobooks.

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