BTW Articles

19 May

ABA CEO Delivers Keynote Address at UK Conference

At the invitation of the Booksellers Association of the U.K. and Ireland, ABA CEO Oren Teicher delivered the keynote address at the BA’s Book Industry Conference on May 16.

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12 May

ABA Leadership Meets With 14 Trade Publishers

From May 2 to May 4, ABA President Michael Tucker and President-elect Becky Anderson, together with association CEO Oren Teicher and COO Len Vlahos, met with 14 publishers in New York City.

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14 Apr

Free Seminar on Opening a Bookstore Scheduled for BEA

ABA is inviting prospective booksellers to a free, full-day “Introduction to Retail Bookselling” Seminar, on Sunday, May 22, at the Holiday Inn at 57th Street, in New York City.

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07 Apr

Margaret Atwood to Speak at ABA Day of Education

Bestselling and award-winning author Margaret Atwood will be a featured plenary speaker at ABA’s Day of Education, on Monday, May 23, at BEA. The hour-long event will be open to all BEA badged attendees.

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31 Mar

ABA Hosts Two Productive Sales Tax Workshops

This week, ABA hosted sales tax fairness workshops at Booksellers Forums in Salt Lake City, Utah, in conjunction with MPIBA, and Manhattan Beach, California, in conjunction with SCIBA.

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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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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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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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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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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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