BTW Articles

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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30 Jun

Club Read: Authors Included

The New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association and the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance have partnered to create Club Read, a “booklovers retreat,” featuring 12 authors who will interact with 200 attendees.

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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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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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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

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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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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