BTW Articles

24 Aug

Your Guide to Planning Marketing Campaigns

Here are some questions to consider as you start to think about your marketing plans.

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12 Oct
How To Pronoun Jólabókaflóð

How Bookstores Can Celebrate Jólabókaflóð

If only there was a holiday all about gifting books…Luckily, Iceland has this covered with Jólabókaflóð!

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25 Oct
The Presents Are Now #ShopLocal

The Future is Indie, The Presents Are Now

Join us in celebrating the joy of giving with meaningful presents that hold stories and memories, making this holiday season truly special. Encourage your customers to shop local for the holidays, because the future is undoubtedly indie.

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18 Oct

The Countdown to Indies First 2023 is On!

In addition to in-store and window display posters to promote the event, here are some other resources and tips to get the word out for your store.

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16 Aug
Plant the Future You Want To See

The Future Is Indie Campaign Continues For The Fall!

By choosing to shop local and shop indie, readers not only nurture a thriving literary culture but also sow the seeds of a more sustainable and diverse future.

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26 Jun
The Future Is Indie: Anti-Prime Campaign

ABA Launches #TheFutureIsIndie Campaign To Counter Prime Day

The future will be more diverse, more authentic, less corporate, more local, more community-oriented — The Future Is Indie. This year’s brand new campaign counters Amazon Prime Day and champions the importance of independent businesses in shaping the future.

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15 Jun
Jessica Stauffer and Gen de Botton Ci6 costume party

Guess ABA’s Costumes for the Children’s Institute Costume Party!

ABA staff are putting the finishing touches on their costumes for the 10th Children’s Institute Costume Party, which all attendees are encouraged to participate in.

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26 Apr
Emily Henry, author of "Happy Place"

A Q&A With Emily Henry, Author of May Indie Next List Top Pick “Happy Place”

“Emily Henry is the master of the romance novel and Happy Place is her best one yet!” said Robin Limeres of Phoenix Books in Burlington, Vermont.

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29 Mar
Abby Jimenez, author of "Yours Truly"

A Q&A With Abby Jimenez, Author of April Indie Next List Top Pick “Yours Truly”

“Readers will laugh hysterically while simultaneously sobbing from Jimenez’s page-turning plot. From pen pals to partners, the protagonists’ undeniable chemistry brings this story to life,” said Amber Reinhart of Adventures By the Book in San Diego, California.

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