BTW Articles

07 Apr

50 Words or Fewer: The Art of Writing Shelf Talkers

"Word-for-word a well-crafted shelf talker can be the most effective means of recommending a book to an avid reader," said Joe Drabyak of Chester County Book & Music Company in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

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24 Jan

Booksellers Say New Bestseller List Reporting Saves Time, Effort

This month, reporting to the Book Sense Bestseller List has gotten a lot easier. Booksellers in the Book Sense program have begun reporting their store sales by uploading a file from their POS systems directly into the ABA system and by using an improved online Bestseller data entry form. [For an earlier BTW story about new reporting options, click here].

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04 Jan

Easy As 1, 2, 3: Reporting to the Book Sense Bestseller List

In 2002, reporting to the Book Sense Bestseller List will be easier and less time-consuming, thanks to two new electronic procedures and an improved online Bestseller data entry form. Booksellers who report their sales to the Bestseller List can now choose which method works best for them.

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13 Jun

Book Sense Bestseller Reporting -- Never Faster, Never Easier

According to many booksellers, independents can now transmit the data for the Book Sense Bestseller List before you can say "Kingsolver." Since the list debuted in November 1999, its importance to book buyers, publishers, and media analysts -- as well as booksellers -- has increased dramatically.

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01 May

New Enhancements Make Manual Bestseller Reporting Easier

ABA recently launched a new set of features on the Book Sense Bestseller List reporting Web site, bestsellers.bookweb.org, designed to simplify the reporting process for booksellers who choose the manual-entry method each week.

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18 Feb

A Report on the ABA Board's Winter Meeting

The American Booksellers Association's Board of Directors and senior staff held meetings from Sunday through Tuesday, January 31 - February 2, 2010, just prior to the Fifth Annual Winter Institute, at the Doubletree hotel in San Jose, California.

Among its activities during the two and a half days of meetings, the Board:

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25 Mar

ABA Hotel @ BEA 2010 in the Heart of NYC

Booksellers at ABA member stores can now make reservations for the Park Central, the official "ABA Hotel" for BookExpo America 2010. The Park Central's location, just 20 blocks north of New York's Javits Convention Center, near Times Square, provides easy access to the trade show and ABA and BEA educational programming and special events.

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31 Mar

Novel Inspires Bookstore Philanthropy

Last week, Maria's Bookshop, in Durango, Colorado, announced through the store Twitter feed that it was issuing a "gentle challenge" to other independent bookstores.

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06 Apr

ABA, Indie Booksellers to Participate in AMIBA International Conference

Meg Smith, the American Booksellers Association's membership and marketing officer, and indie booksellers Steve Bercu and Betsy Burton are on the program of the American Independent Business Alliance's International Conference  this weekend in Tampa, Florida.

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