BTW Articles

17 May

Mary Gay Shipley in Run for Arkansas House Seat

Mary Gay Shipley, the owner of That Bookstore in Blytheville, is seeking the Democractic nomination to represent Arkansas’ 55th District. The primary vote is next Tuesday, May 22.

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24 May

Agency Model Comment Period Ends June 25

As of Thursday, May 24, booksellers have 32 days to submit a letter to the Department of Justice expressing their opinions about the proposed settlement with three of the five publishers involved in DOJ’s civil suit regarding the agency model.

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31 May

25 Days Left to Submit Comments to DOJ

The deadline to submit comments to the Department of Justice about the proposed settlement with three of the five publishers involved in the DOJ’s civil suit regarding the agency model is June 25.

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21 Jun

Hold the Date: ABA to Present IndieCommerce Specialty Institute on September 13

This week, the American Booksellers Association announced that it will again be offering an IndieCommerce Specialty Institute for member bookstores.

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27 Jun

ABA to Offer Events Specialty Institute

ABA will be offering an Events Specialty Institute for member bookstores on Wednesday, October 3, in Minneapolis, prior to the start of the MIBA and GLIBA Heartland Fall Forum.

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23 Jul

DOJ Unmoved by Public Comments

On Monday, July 23, the Department of Justice posted the 868 public comments received during the comment period for the proposed consent decree with three of the five publishers involved in its civil suit regarding the agency model. Also posted on the DOJ website was the government’s response to the public comments.

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31 Jul

ABA and B&N Seek to File Joint Amicus Brief in DOJ Suit Regarding Agency Model

On July 31, the American Booksellers Association and Barnes & Noble filed a motion petitioning the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to allow them to submit an amicus brief in regard to the Department of Justice's' (DOJ) proposed consent decree affecting publishers' pricing of e-books and the agency model.

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01 Aug

IndieCommerce Institute 2012 Registration Now Open

The American Booksellers Association announced this week the opening of registration for the second IndieCommerce Institute (ICI). The program will take place on Thursday, September 13, 2012, with a reception on the evening of Wednesday, September 12, and opportunities for hour-long one-on-one sessions with IndieCommerce staff on Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning, September 14.

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02 Aug

Owning a Bookstore: Learning Best Practices for Success

An upcoming intensive workshop facilitated by Paz & Associates offers an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of essential aspects of independent bookselling and to establish a tangible competitive advantage. 

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30 Aug

ABA and Kobo Join Forces to Offer Indie Bookstores E-reading Solution

This week, the American Booksellers Association and Kobo, a leader in eReading with more than 10 million registered users worldwide, announced a new partnership to bring Kobo’s eReading platform to independent bookstores across the United States.

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