BTW Articles

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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06 Oct

The November 2010 Indie Next List Preview

Here's a preview of the November Indie Next List, as well as the month's Notables and "Now in Paperback" titles.

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09 Dec

Booksellers Take to the Podium at Pegasus Books

On December 1, seven staff members came together at Pegasus Downtown in Berkeley to read their own fiction and poetry to a full house.

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10 Feb

Booksellers Think Strategically About New Business Models

Last month’s Winter Institute session “How to Create New Business Models Through Strategic Thinking” revealed how indie booksellers are using their ingenuity and their roots in the community to come up with new ways to grow book sales. 

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08 Jul

Indies Key Part of Grove's Long-Term Plan for Matterhorn

For Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War to get noticed, and to overcome any resistance readers might have to a doorstop book on an unpopular war, Grove/Atlantic had to cut through a “very noisy world,” said Morgan Entrekin, the company's president and publisher.

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19 Aug

ABA President Michael Tucker Sends Important Update

On Wednesday, August 18, ABA member bookstores were e-mailed an important letter from ABA President Michael Tucker. The letter outlined the association’s priorities and initiatives, including the launch of a new dues structure, set to go into effect beginning February 1, 2011. Under the changes, the association will be reducing the annual dues of smaller stores, and establishing a separate category for new stores.

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