BTW Articles

07 Mar

Tech Talk: The Benefits of a Telecom Audit

Hiring the right firm to conduct a telecom audit can take the pain out of analyzing system inefficiencies and fees, lead to a phone company and Internet provider that better suit your business needs, and save you thousands of dollars.

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27 Oct

Avid Bookshop Opens With Enthusiastic Community Support

After interning at several bookstores, attending BEA, graduating from booksellers school, and fundraising and planning for a few years, Janet Geddis hosted the grand opening of Avid Bookshop in Athens, Georgia, this past weekend. Community response has been overwhelmingly positive.

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21 Dec

Google Staff Members to Take Part in Winter Institute

Representatives of Google will take part in next month’s Winter Institute at two sessions on Google Analytics and at the Ask ABA Table at the Consultation Station, all on Thursday, January 19.

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08 Mar

Some World Book Night Reminders

Here’s a quick reminder of some of things booksellers do and don’t need to do in the run-up to the April 23 celebration of books and reading.

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27 Oct

Candlewick Announces CHIRP Scholarship Winner

Candlewick Press has named Marika McCoola of The Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, Massachusetts, as the winner of its CHIRP scholarship to Winter Institute 7.

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05 Jan

Holiday Sales Bring Good Cheer

December brought double-digit sales improvements to some indie booksellers, increased online sales to others, and the reversal of a negative trend to another.

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02 Nov

With Private Sponsorship, Inkwood Hosts Author Events for Low-Income Students

Thanks to the sponsorship of a local law firm, Inkwood Books was able to donate 100 copies of Zora and Me and to host the book’s authors at two events aimed at students from low-income schools.

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11 Jan

Waldo Comes to Main Street

Candlewick Press and ABA are partnering to bring “Find Waldo Local” to Main Street USA this July. Indie booksellers nationwide are invited to host a month-long scavenger hunt for Waldo throughout local businesses. The community-wide event was developed to help spread the Shop Local message.

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08 Mar

Around Indies

Nantucket Bookworks takes over operations of Mitchell’s Book Corner; Copperfield’s gets yarn stormed; Star Ledger reports on indie booksellers’ multifaceted approach; Atlanta InTown lists area bookstores adapting; Posman named Best Bookstore by New York Magazine

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