BTW Articles

18 Oct

Monday Deadline for Thanks for Shopping Indie

The last day to sign up for Thanks for Shopping Indie, the first multi-publisher initiative for ABA member stores, is Monday, October 22. The promotion, which starts on Small Business Saturday, provides booksellers with an opportunity to give back to their customers on a broad range of 2012 Indie Next List titles.

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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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10 Nov

ABA Names Joy Dallanegra-Sanger as Senior Program Officer

On Thursday, November 10, ABA announced that Joy Dallanegra-Sanger, a long-time book industry professional, was joining the association as senior program officer, a newly created senior executive position.

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16 Nov

ABA Announces Location of 2013 Winter Institute

This week, ABA announced that the 2013 Winter Institute will be held in Kansas City, Missouri. Wi8 will begin with an opening reception on Friday, February 22, 2013, and will feature programming from Saturday, February 23, to Monday, February 25.

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26 Jan

Digital Book World Looks at Indie Bookseller Landscape

On Wednesday, ABA CEO Oren Teicher told Digital Book World attendees that “not only are indie booksellers surviving in extraordinarily turbulent times, but many ... are thriving, even recording record sales numbers for the fourth quarter of last year.”

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23 Feb

BEA Offers Free Hotel Night to Limited Number of Qualifying ABA Member Stores

ABA bookstore members who have not attended BookExpo America in the past three years recently received an e-mail from BEA with information about an opportunity to secure one free hotel night for their stay in NYC if they are attending the 2012 trade show.

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15 Mar

Arizona Sales Tax Fairness Suffers Setback

The sales tax equity fight continues in Arizona, despite recent legislative setbacks in the state Senate.

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