BTW Articles

11 Apr

Richard Russo to Open ABA’s Day of Education

Award-winning, bestselling author Richard Russo will be the featured speaker at the opening plenary session at ABA’s Day of Education, on Monday, June 4, at BEA. Also participating in the hour-long, interview-style opening event will be noted broadcaster and author Lynn Sherr.

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14 Jul

Borders Heads Towards Liquidation

As the endgame for the Borders Group winds down, on Thursday, July 14, a judge said that the bookstore chain — which has been in Chapter 11 bankruptcy since February — could move toward liquidation.

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03 Mar

Forbes Wonders if’s Sales Tax Battle Is a Losing Effort

The national fight for sales tax equity garnered prominent media attention this week, even as threatened to terminate its affiliate marketers in California should the state pass e-fairness legislation.

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10 Aug

ABA Hosts Inaugural IndieCommerce Institute

The IndieCommerce Institute, which debuted in Chicago yesterday, drew close to 70 booksellers who took part in a day of intensive work focused on building a better website and developing e-commerce.

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09 Mar

Key California Assembly Committee Hears Testimony on Sales Tax Fairness

On Monday, March 7, the California Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation heard testimony regarding one of several sales tax equity bills expected to be introduced this legislative session. Speakers at the hearing included NCIBA Executive Director Hut Landon.

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01 Sep

SIBA to Host Sales Tax Summit at Trade Show

At this month’s SIBA trade show, attendees will have an opportunity to hear an important update on the e-fairness fight from a national and regional perspective, to learn what’s unfolding in key battleground states (including South Carolina, Virginia, and Florida), and to ask questions about what can be a complex and confusing issue.

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10 Mar

NCIBA Ad in San Francisco Chronicle Proclaims: “We’re Still Here”

The Northern California Independent Booksellers Association wanted to make sure that the business troubles of Borders were not the last word on the prospects of bricks-and-mortar bookstores.

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08 Sep

Winter Institute Registration to Open Next Thursday

ABA will open registration for the Seventh Annual Winter Institute, sponsored by the Ingram Content Group, on Thursday afternoon, September 15. Wi7 will be held from Wednesday, January 18, through Friday, January 20, 2012, in New Orleans.

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17 Mar

New Ads Communicate Special Attributes of Indie Bookstores

ABA has created a series of new templated ads for members designed to help communicate the special attributes and ongoing services of indie bookstores to customers and book buyers. The six ads present a positive, inviting message and are adaptable for many markets.

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30 Mar

Booksellers Testify in Support of E-Fairness Legislation

As the sales tax fairness fight continues to gain momentum nationwide, on Monday, March 28, booksellers in Connecticut and Texas testified before legislative committees about pending legislation.

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