BTW Articles

08 Sep

A Preview of the NEIBA, PNBA, and GLIBA Trade Shows

Next month’s NEIBA, PNBA, and GLIBA trade shows will provide booksellers with a full range of educational programming, author events, and networking opportunities. Here’s a look at some of the regional highlights and ABA programming at the shows.

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30 Mar

Customers Take the “Five More Books” Pledge

Sandi Torkildson recently figured that if A Room of One’s Own sold just five more books a day, it could comfortably commit to a new lease.

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12 May

Bookseller Task Forces Provide Valuable Feedback

ABA recently convened four Bookseller Task Forces – Digital, Education, Local First, and ABACUS – to gather member input and suggestions for ABA initiatives and programming.

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06 Jul

A Q&A With Emily St. John Mandel

Emily St. John Mandel talks about The Singer’s Gun, Unbridled Books’ recent 25-cent e-book promotion, and her cautiously optimistic forecast for indie bookstores.

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14 Sep

A Q&A With Carl Lennertz About World Book Night

U.S. World Book Night Chief Executive Carl Lennertz talks about plans for the inaugural U.S. event to be held on April 23, 2012 — the International Day of the Book.

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31 Mar

Northshire Community Meeting Reinforces Bonds

On March 25, about 100 customers participated in a community discussion about the book business and how Vermont’s Northshire Bookstore can continue to thrive as the industry changes.

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19 May

An Interview With Outgoing ABA President Michael Tucker

Michael Tucker, the co-owner of San Francisco’s Books Inc., talks about his experience during two terms as ABA president and some of the accomplishments, challenges, and surprises of working on behalf of indie booksellers across the country.

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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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31 Mar

Booksellers Diary: Books, The Kindle Killer

This week BTW launches “Booksellers Diary,” an occasional feature of first-person accounts of bookseller’s experiences on the frontlines. The first entry is from Carol Chittenden of Eight Cousins in Falmouth, Massachusetts.

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