BTW Archive (April 2021-present)

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Recent Bookselling This Week issues:

Archive issues 8/2018-4/2021    CEO Allison Hill's dedicated emails    Board of Directors dedicated emails

November 2023



11/21/23 BTW: Are You Ready For the Holiday Season?

11/15/23 BTW: Get Ready For Indies First!

11/8/23 BTW: ABA and Matt Nosanchuk To Host Book Bans Webinar!

11/1/23 BTW: Follow the New ABFE Instagram!


October 2023



10/25/23 BTW: Ci2024 Scholarship Applications are Open!

10/18/23 BTW: Check Out the Indie Bookstore Day 2024 Exclusives!

10/11/23 BTW: Membership Updates, New Bookseller Petition, and More!

10/4/23 BTW: The James Patterson Holiday Bookstore Bonus is Back!


September 2023



9/27/23 BTW: Right to Read Toolkit, FTC’s Amazon Suit, and More!

9/20/23 BTW: Nominate a Bookseller for the Board!

9/13/23 BTW: Winter Institute is Sold Out! Join the Waitlist!

9/6/23 BTW: Meet the New Indie Bookstore Ambassador!

9/5/23 BTW: Banned Books Edition


August 2023



8/30/23 BTW: What You Need to Know for Wi2024 Registration

8/23/23 BTW: Start Planning Independent Bookstore Day 2024

8/16/23 BTW: Are You Ready for Q4?

8/9/23 BTW: ABA At Regional Shows! Plus New Staff & AI Policy Tips

8/2/23 BTW: Initial Win in Arkansas!


July 2023



7/26/23 BTW: ABA Files Suit Challenging Texas Censorship Law

7/19/23 BTW: Only 4 Days Left For ABACUS! Plus ABA Staff Changes

7/12/23 BTW: Bookseller Stories, ABA Fall Education, and More

7/5/23 BTW: Planning for Prime Day and the UPS Strike


June 2023



6/28/23 BTW: The Future Is Indie!

6/21/23 BTW: One Week Until Virtual Children’s Institute!

6/14/23 BTW: It’s Time to Fill Out the ABACUS Survey!


May 2023



5/31/23 BTW: ABA Files Suit Challenging Arkansas Act 372

5/24/23 BTW: AI and Your Store, Ci2023 Prep, and More!

5/17/23 BTW: Congrats Indie Bookstore Day Contest Winners!

5/10/23 BTW: See the Ci2023 Speaker and Author List Now!

5/3/23 BTW: You’re Invited to Virtual Ci2023!


April 2023



4/26/23 BTW: IBD on GMA and Ci2023 Deadline Approaching

4/19/23 BTW: Announcing the Ci2023 Keynote Speakers!

4/12/23 BTW: Election Results, ABFE Updates, and New Resources

4/5/23 BTW: Sign Up Now for Banned Books Week Kits!


March 2023



3/29/23 BTW: Be an IBD Advisor, Vote for the Board, and Read Dangerously

3/22/23 BTW: Share Your Experience With Publishers

3/15/23 BTW: Independent Bookstore Day Display Contest!

3/8/23 BTW: Cast Your Votes: Board of Directors Election and DEIC Nominations

3/1/23 BTW: Ci2023 Registration is Now Open


February 2023



2/15/23 BTW: Ci2023 Registration Opens March 1!

2/8/23 BTW: New Faces at ABA, Wi2023 Countdown, Small Biz Grant, and more!

2/1/23 BTW: We Want To Hear From You!


January 2023



1/25/23 BTW: You’re Invited! Virtual Winter Institute 2023

1/18/23 BTW: Find Waldo Local 2023 Registration is Open!

1/11/23 BTW: Wi2023 Keynotes Announced

1/4/23 BTW: Booksellers, Kick off 2023 with Renewals and Resolutions!


December 2022



12/21/22 BTW: Happy Holidays!

12/14/22 BTW: James Patterson Holiday Bonus Recipients!

12/7/22 BTW: Membership Renewals, Book Club, Indies Introduce, and more!


November 2022



11/30/22 BTW: The 2023 Q1 Marketing Handouts are here!

11/22/22 BTW: 12 Key Holiday Tips for Bookstores to Know

11/16/22 BTW: Don’t Miss Your Chance to Win a Ci2023 Scholarship!

11/9/22 BTW: Last Chance to Order IBD 2023 Exclusives

11/2/22 BTW: Unfulfilled: ABA and Civic Economics Take on Amazon

October 2022



10/26/22 BTW: Independent Bookstore Day Exclusives Available!

10/22/22 ABA Board Nominations Deadline Extended

10/19/22 BTW: Introducing ABA's Inaugural Indie Bookstore Ambassador

10/14/22 BTW: Beyond The Caution Tape: Banned Books Week 2022 Photo Essay

10/12/22 BTW: Join ABA For Children’s Institute 2023 In Milwaukee!

10/5/22 BTW: Announcing The James Patterson Holiday Bookstore


September 2022



9/28/22 BTW: Introducing Stacks + Additional Fall Marketing Assets

9/21/22 BTW: Wi2023 Hotel Block Opening Soon

9/14/22 BTW: Register for Winter Institute 2023!

9/7/22 BTW: Wi2023 program schedule launches today!


August 2022



8/31/22 BTW: Top 10 4th Quarter (Q4) Checklist!

8/24/22 BTW: What You Need To Know For Wi2023 Registration

8/17/22 BTW: Children’s Institute Session Videos now on BookWeb!

8/10/22 BTW: Announcing the Fall Marketing Campaign

8/3/22 BTW: One Week Left for a Chance To Win A Wi Scholarship


July 2022



7/27/22 BTW: ABA and ABFE in action, here’s how you can help

7/20/22 BTW: Submit ABACUS in time for a chance to win a Wi Scholarship

7/13/22 BTW: Tomorrow, can you make Town Hall?

7/6/22 BTW: Deadline Extended: Register for Virtual Ci! 


June 2022



6/29/22 BTW: Announcing the Virtual Ci Program

6/15/22 BTW: Meet the newest members of DEIC!

6/8/22 BTW: Chart your store’s progress with ABACUS!

6/1/22 BTW: Ci10 Juneteenth Celebration Announcement!


May 2022



5/25/22 BTW: Annual Town Hall Meeting Rescheduled

5/18/22 BTW: Join Us for a Virtual Children’s Institute!

5/11/22 BTW: Last Chance to Register for Ci10, plus a new Keynote announced!

5/4/22 BTW: Keynote Announcement for Ci10!


April 2022



4/27/22 BTW: Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day this Saturday

4/20/22 BTW: Are you ready for IBD Spirit Week?

4/13/22 BTW: Announcing an IBD Virtual Event, Angie Thomas In Conversation!

4/6/22 BTW: Save your seat on the Ci10 Bookstore Bus Tour


March 2022



3/30/22 BTW: Take A Look At The Ci10 Program!

3/23/22 BTW: Ci10 Hotel Reservations to Go Live Tuesday, March 29!

3/16/22 BTW: Make Your Voice Heard! 3 Ways you can make a difference!

3/2/22 BTW: Children’s Institute registration opens tomorrow!


February 2022



2/25/22 BTW: Board Edition: A Recap of ABA's Town Hall

2/23/22 BTW: Deadline extended! Sign up for Snow Days now!

2/16/22 BTW: Register for Snow Days and win a trip to Ci10!

2/9/22 BTW: Deadlines! Data! (And more deadlines!)

2/2/22 BTW: Christine Onorati Assumes Role as ABA Board President


January 2022



1/26/22 BTW: A Letter from ABA CEO Allison Hill

1/19/22 BTW: Register for February Programming + Snow Days!

1/12/22 BTW: No Winter Institute, no problem! Here's a sneak peek at ABA Winter 2022!

1/5/22 BTW: Winter Institute Cancellation Update


December 2021



12/22/21 BTW: Happy Holidays!

12/15/21 BTW: Alicia Keys is coming to Winter Institute!

12/8/21 BTW: ABA joins fight against the attack on books in schools

12/1/21 BTW: A Q&A With the ABA Board


November 2021



11/23/21 BTW: Indies First is almost here! Are you ready?

11/17/21 BTW: Join us tomorrow night for an exciting event!

11/10/21 BTW: Another exciting Winter Institute announcement...!

11/3/21 BTW: A letter from ABA CEO Allison Hill


October 2021



10/28/21 BTW: Spend an evening with Roxane Gay!

10/20/21 BTW: **It’s here!** The Winter Institute Program

10/13/21 BTW: *Last Chance* Submit your board nomination now!

10/6/21 BTW: A message from ABA Board President Bradley Graham

10/1/21 BTW: Patterson Revives Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program


September 2021



9/28/21 BTW: The 2021 Indies First spokesperson is...

9/24/21 BTW: ABA Board nominations underway

9/21/21 BTW: Publisher promotions for Indies First, Small Business Saturday

9/17/21 BTW: Winter Institute registration opens Monday, September 20

9/14/21 BTW: Catch up on recent education and sign up for next week’s events

9/10/21 BTW: Nominate A Bookseller (or Yourself!) for the ABA Board


August 2021



8/31/21 BTW: Winter Institute 2022 Registration Opens September 20!

8/27/21 BTW: Get ready for Children’s Institute! Check out September’s events lineup!

8/24/21 BTW: Your guide to Q4 planning

8/20/21 BTW: Supply chain issues and the holiday season

8/17/21 BTW: ABA’s Dan Cullen to retire in December

8/13/21 BTW: Last chance! Register for Children’s Institute!

8/10/21 BTW: Children’s Institute registration deadline extended! Sign up by 8/13

8/6/21 BTW: Register for Children’s Institute by August 9!

8/3/21 BTW: Order your Children’s Institute merch today!



July 2021



7/27/21 Register for Children's Institute before August 9!

7/23/21 BTW: Support Binc with Ci9 merch; sign up for next week’s events

7/20/21 BTW: Sign up for this week's events; a brief message from ABA's CEO

7/16/21 BTW: Back on Tuesday

7/13/21 BTW: Sign up now for a special Ci9 workshop!

7/9/21 BTW: Meet ABA's new marketing manager; sign up for next week's events

7/6/21 BTW: Register for Ci9; sign up for this week's events

7/2/21 BTW: Social media begins; Indie Next List assets live; ABC catalog revealed


June 2021



6/29/21 BTW: August Indie Next List Picked, Kids’ Authors Talk Cats, Bookstores Celebrate Pride

6/25/21 BTW: Sign up for social media best practices series, last chance for Winter Institute scholarships

6/22/21 BTW: Ci9 reg underway, #BoxedOut is back, antitrust vote coming up

6/18/21 BTW: New #BoxedOut assets; Children’s Institute reg underway; upcoming events

6/11/21 BTW: Sign Up for Banned Books Week Kit, Indies Introduce Publisher Promotions, ABACUS Education

6/8/21 BTW: Ci9 Registration Opens June 16; Edelweiss Bookfest Begins; Banned Books Week Kit Deadline June 11

6/4/21 BTW: ABA's Annual Meeting and Town Hall; May Board Report; Upcoming Events

6/1/21 BTW: Learn How to Reach Genre Readers; ABACUS Extended; Booksellers' Top Pick for June


May 2021



5/28/21 What to Do & What to Know

5/25/21 What to Do & What to Know

5/21/21 What to Do & What to Know

5/18/21 What to Do & What to Know

5/14/21 What to Do & What to Know

5/11/21 What to Do & What to Know

5/7/21 What to Do & What to Know

5/4/21 What to Do & What to Know


April 2021



4/30/21 What to Do & What to Know

4/27/21 What to Do & What to Know

4/23/21 What to Do & What to Know

4/20/21 What to Do & What to Know


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