BTW Articles

07 Nov

Amazon Offer Met With Chilly Reaction From Indies

This week, Amazon invited independent booksellers to sign up for its new Amazon Source program, which would allow retailers to sell Kindle devices and accessories in their stores and, in some states, earn a commission on e-book sales. Independent booksellers’ reactions have been strongly negative.

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07 Nov

Penguin Random House Announces Credit, Customer Service Integration

Penguin Random House has announced plans to unify its Credit and Customer Service functions, with new, integrated systems projected to go live in early 2015.

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29 Oct

Third Place Books’ New T-Shirts Designed With Community’s Help

Washington State’s Third Place Books tapped its customer base to solicit designs for new, limited-edition bookstore T-shirts, and the result was a slew of fresh and innovative ideas. 

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29 Oct

BookPeople of Moscow Digs Up History to Celebrate 40 Years

As Idaho’s BookPeople of Moscow approaches its 40th year in business, co-owner Carol Spurling is reconstructing the store’s history with a collection of videos, stories, and photographs.

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30 Oct

Lake Forest Book Store Welcomes New Owner

Eleanor Thorn, Lake Forest Book Store’s bookkeeper, purchased the store from Sue Boucher on October 9 and was met with a warm welcome from the community. 

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23 Oct

New Bookstore Shines Spotlight on Independent Presses

Malvern Books, which opened its doors on October 8 in Austin, Texas, is welcoming the city’s literary community to enjoy its bright, open space and shelves filled with titles from independent presses.

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24 Oct

Last Chance: Indies Introduce Debut Authors Deadline Extended to November 1

Bookstores have just one more week to sign up for the Spring 2014 Indies Introduce Debut Authors promotion. Booksellers across the country have worked tirelessly to pick out the best and brightest of upcoming debuts for the spring selling season.

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17 Oct

Deadline Approaches: Choose Your Spring Indies Introduce Debut Titles by October 25

In order to participate in the spring 2014 Indies Introduce Debut Authors promotion, ABA member stores must select their titles by October 25. Independent booksellers across the country, doing what they do best, have discovered and championed these 20 titles as the best new talent to share with customers this spring.

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17 Oct

KRRP Urges School District to Remove Ban on Gaiman Title

The Kids’ Right to Read Project is urging district officials in Alamogordo, New Mexico, to reconsider the removal of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere from high school English classrooms and lessons. 

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17 Oct

Indies First Participation Soars

More than 285 authors and 225 bookstores have signed up for the Indies First grassroots movement, which will celebrate the unique value of independent bookstores on Small Business Saturday, November 30.

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