BTW Articles

26 Nov

Indies First Homestretch: A New Facebook Page, Great Author Photos & More

With Indies First just days away, the Indies First Facebook page has gone live, the final author and bookstore matchups have been made, and Indies First totes, which were spotted all over last week’s Miami Book Fair International, have been sent to participating stores.

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21 Nov

Important Indies First News & Deadlines

Indies First tote bags make their debut; new author-bookstore matchups; deadlines for matching assistance and the Indies First map fast approaching; IndieBound buy buttons; bookstores get creative; tips for a successful Indies First; Indies First goes international

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20 Nov

Deck the Halls With DIY Holiday Designs

Bookstores can add to the season’s festivities with Winter Holiday designs for banners, posters, and bookmarks archived in the Bookseller DIY’s Designs & Downloads. 

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13 Nov

A Resilient Spellbound Opens in New Home

Spellbound Children’s Bookshop has just completed its move to a new location in Asheville, North Carolina, and owner Leslie Hawkins said the store is settling in for good. On October 26, she hosted a party to celebrate the store’s grand opening, its ninth anniversary, and Halloween all rolled into one.

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14 Nov

Kobo Writing Life Teams With Booksellers for Author Events

This month, Kobo Writing Life, Kobo’s do-it-yourself eBook publishing platform, sponsored a very successful event at Jan’s Paperbacks that brought together independent booksellers and local authors. Now, Kobo would like to replicate the event at other stores throughout the country.

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13 Nov

Deadline Approaches for California Bookstore Day Orders

The full catalog of limited-edition, word-based items developed exclusively for NCIBA and SCIBA bookstores to sell on California Bookstore Day, May 3, 2014, is now available. Orders are due no later than December 1.

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02 Oct

A Q&A with Graeme Simsion, Author of October’s #1 Indie Next List Pick, The Rosie Project

Booksellers are singing praises for Graeme Simsion’s debut novel, The Rosie Project, their top pick for the October 2013 Indie Next List. Here, Simsion talks about the winding path that led to him to The Rosie Project and what booksellers can expect from him next.

Simsion recently spoke to Bookselling This Week about the winding path that led to him to The Rosie Project and what booksellers can expect from him next. - See more at:
Simsion recently spoke to Bookselling This Week about the winding path that led to him to The Rosie Project and what booksellers can expect from him next. - See more at:
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01 Aug

Boris Kachka, Author of August’s #1 Indie List Next Pick, on Hothouse

Author Boris Kachka talks about Hothouse: The Art of Survival and the Survival of Art at America’s Most Celebrated Publishing House, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, which holds the top spot on this month’s Indie Next List.

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10 Oct

Special Items for California Bookstore Day Revealed

Enthusiasm is revving up across the Golden State as preparations continue for the first California Bookstore Day, on May 3, 2014. Last week, booksellers at the NCIBA trade show learned about some of the limited edition, word-based items available exclusively for the day of the event.

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07 Nov

Tips for Passing on Thanks for Shopping Indie Holiday Cheer

Here’s both a look at some of the clever and creative ways ABA members rewarded customers during last year’s inaugural Thanks for Shopping Indie promotion and a peek at a plan or two for this year. Let us know what you’re planning for 2013!

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