BTW Articles

13 Jun

Faces in the Crowd: ABA Introduces Newest Staff Members

In recent months, ABA has welcomed four new staff members, whose aim is to share their skills as well as their passion for independent bookselling with member stores. For booksellers who didn’t have the opportunity to meet them at BEA, here’s an introduction to the association’s newest employees.

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30 May

Politics and Prose: One Year Later

Last June, when Bradley Graham and Lissa Muscatine purchased the landmark Washington D.C. bookstore Politics and Prose, they were determined to adhere to the goals of the store’s founders while making the changes necessary to thrive in an industry in flux.

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30 Jan

Around Indies

Nicola’s seeks new owner; Indie to open in downtown Las Vegas; Books Inc. and Cleis Press pair up for Valentine’s Day

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03 Dec

A Q&A With David Nicholls, Author of December’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

In an interview with Bookselling This Week, David Nicholls, author of Us, this month’s top Indie Next List Pick, sheds light on many of his influences and preferences as a writer.

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03 Sep

A Q&A With Hannah Kent, Author of September’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Booksellers have praised Hannah Kent’s debut novel, Burial Rites (Little, Brown), for its evocative imagery, attention to detail, and lyrical prose. Here, Kent talks about the inspiration for her impressive first novel, the process of writing and researching, and the line between fact and fiction.

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29 Oct

A Q&A With Allie Brosh, Author of November’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Allie Brosh, the author and illustrator of Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened (Touchstone), offers insights into her creative process as well as her motivations for sharing her personal stories.

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06 Mar

A Q&A With Nickolas Butler, Author of March’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Nickolas Butler, author of Shotgun Lovesongs, the #1 Indie Next List pick for March, recently spoke to BTW about the emotions that inspired his book, the notion of friendship, and being able to live out his dream.

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12 Jun

Debut Authors Highlighted at ABA’s Indies Introduce Reception

Last month’s BookExpo America included a reception and signing in the ABA Lounge that put a spotlight on the summer and fall 2014 Indies Introduce titles. After the booksellers on the Indies Introduce Committee presented each title, the authors that were honored at the reception took time to express their appreciation to booksellers and sign copies of their books.

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05 Jun

Bookseller/Publisher Meetings Provide Valuable Insights

ABA’s Meet the Editor and One-on-One Publisher meetings at BEA provided new opportunities for booksellers, editors, and publishers to network and share information about how they operate on a day-to-day basis.

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05 Jun

Booksellers Welcome Campaign to Promote Diverse Books

The recent call for an increase in the number of children’s literature titles that feature diverse, non-majority narratives is not a new one for booksellers.

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