BTW Articles

28 Jul

Literary Agent's E-Book Publishing Arrangement Sparks Strong Industry Reaction

Last week's news of literary agent Andrew Wylie's exclusive agreement with Amazon.com to publish Kindle editions of 20 backlist titles by notable writers represented by Wylie provoked strong reactions among some major publishers and elicited extensive industry discussion regarding the implications of this potential disintermediation.

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04 Aug

2010 ABACUS Initiative Begins

On Thursday, August 5, ABA member bookstores were scheduled to receive a special e-mail from the National Association of College Stores' OnCampus Research regarding ABA's ABACUS financial survey. The e-mail begins the data collection process for the 2010 ABACUS initiative.

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05 Aug

ABA Responds to New Republic's "In Defense of Amazon"

ABA CEO Oren Teicher recently sent a Letter to the Editor of The New Republic in response to Senior Editor Ruth Franklin's piece "In Defense of Amazon."

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11 Aug

2010 ABACUS Data Collection Process Underway

On Thursday, August 5, ABA members received a special e-mail from the National Association of College Stores' OnCampus Research that began the information collection process for ABA's 2010 ABACUS financial survey.

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12 Aug

ABA Urges Connecticut Attorney General to Shift Focus

This week, ABA CEO Oren Teicher wrote to Richard Blumenthal, the Connecticut attorney general, to urge him to refocus his office’s recently announced inquiry into agreements between the industry’s major publishers and Amazon.com and Apple, Inc.

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25 Aug

Media Shines Spotlight on Good News for Indie Bookstores

An interesting media meme has emerged in the last month: that there are unique opportunities for indie booksellers in a society of hyper-connectivity and technological saturation.

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08 Sep

Winter Institute 6 Registration Opens

Registration is now open for ABA's Sixth Annual Winter Institute, to be held from Wednesday, January 19, through Friday, January 21, 2011, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C. This educational event – sponsored by Ingram – is a member benefit exclusively for ABA bookstore and provisional members.

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21 Oct

SBA Administrator and PBS NewsHour Host Featured in Wi6 Legislative Day Keynote

This week, ABA announced that Karen Mills, the administrator of the Small Business Administration, and PBS’ Jim Lehrer will be the featured speakers at the opening, keynote event for the first day at Winter Institute 2011.

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16 Dec

Bookseller Input Sought for “Working With Reps” Panel

ABA’s education staff is seeking input from booksellers for the Winter Institute education panel “New Adventures in Book Buying: Working With Reps Near and Far.”  ABA would especially like to hear from those who use new technology to buy and/or communicate with reps.

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21 Dec

Internationally Recognized Thought Leader David Allen to Present Wi6's “Efficiency 201”

Bestselling author David Allen, widely recognized as the leading authority on personal and organization productivity, will focus on effectively taking on projects large and small and mastering key components in making a bookstore more productive at the Winter Institute’s “Efficiency 201: Accomplish More By Working Less.”

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