BTW Articles

19 May

Member Lounge Offers Free WiFi, Autographing, Ask ABA Bar

The ABA Members-Only Lounge at BEA — Room 1E07/08 of the Javits Center — will be the place for booksellers to learn about ABA products and services, check e-mail, have books autographed by some of their favorite authors, grab a snack and coffee, or relax in a comfy chair. This year’s lounge offers free WiFi and more seating.

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13 Jul

An IndieCommerce FAQ on the iRiver E-Reader

Here are answers to frequently asked questions about the first e-reader integrated with the Google eBooks™ platform.

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15 Sep

Stores Reopen After Flooding From Tropical Storm Lee

RiverRead Books in Binghamton, New York, and Farley’s Bookshop in New Hope, Pennsylvania, are both fine structurally, but are operating in cities that were heavily affected by flood damage and had mandatory evacuations last week.

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30 Jun

Howard's Bookstore, 40 Years and a "Million Weird Tales"

The focus at Howard's Bookstore in Bloomington, Indiana, has always been outward – centered on serving the community – and not so much on itself. It's only appropriate, then, that the bookstore's 40th anniversary will be low-key.

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18 Aug

Retail Bookstore Sales Down in June

June retail sales at bookstores dropped for the third consecutive month. June 2010 sales were off by 0.81 percent, compared with June 2009, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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06 Oct

At Last Week’s Regional Shows

Here are a few scenes from last week's New England Independent Booksellers Association and Midwest Booksellers Association trade shows.

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02 Dec

Holiday Season Off to a Good Start

Black Friday weekend sales results gave many indie booksellers a reason to smile. Now, following a positive start, they’re  gearing up to continue the run, with Local First efforts, special sales and unique merchandise, in-store promotions, and good old-fashioned handselling.

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03 Feb

Representatives of English-Language Booksellers Associations Talk Bookselling and Wi6

Among the events held in conjunction with Winter Institute 6 was a meeting hosted by ABA for the leaders of the booksellers associations of Australia, the United Kingdom and Ireland, New Zealand, and Canada. This week, BTW talks with one of the participants – Lee Trentadue, vice president of the Canadian Booksellers Association – about building “new friendships and co-operative liaisons.”

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30 Jun

BTW News Briefs

W.S. Merwin named poet laureate; ABA Partnership with Google in New York Times; Ingram Publisher Services adds three clients; WNBA Pannell Award installs new chair; Audiobook sales increase; Marie Johns becomes SBA deputy administrator; Midwest Booksellers Association on the move

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18 Aug

ABA Seeks Nominations for Board of Directors

The American Booksellers Association's Nominating Committee, chaired by Betsy Burton of The King’s English Bookshop in Salt Lake City, Utah, is searching for qualified candidates to serve on the ABA Board of Directors.

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