BTW Articles

06 Jan

Wi9 Plenary Speaker Dan Heath on Getting a Sense of Perspective on Your Toughest Decisions

Winter Institute 2014 opening plenary speaker Dan Heath, the co-author with his brother, Chip, of the bestselling business book Decisive, shares strategies for attaining some distance before making crucial business decisions.

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30 Dec

Wi9 Plenary Speaker Dan Heath on Reality-Testing Your Assumptions

Dan Heath, the co-author with his brother, Chip, of the bestselling business book Decisive, will be the opening plenary speaker at Winter Institute 2014. Here, he offers booksellers facing decisions a few tips for overcoming “confirmation bias” — the tendency to seek out information that confirms our existing beliefs or preferences.

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11 Dec

Winter Institute Opening Speaker Dan Heath Offers Tips for Better Decision-Making

Dan Heath, co-author with his brother, Chip, of  the bestselling business book Decisive, will be the opening plenary speaker for Winter Institute 2014. Here, Heath offers some key insights and tips from Decisive, in anticipation of a talk that will do much to answer the question of how booksellers can make better choices in life and work.

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26 Nov

ABA CEO and Board Named PW Person of the Year

Publishers Weekly announced today that American Booksellers Association CEO Oren Teicher and the ABA Board have been chosen as PW’s Person of the Year for 2013.

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23 May

Kobo to Fund NPR Underwriting Campaign to Strengthen Kobo Brand in U.S.

Beginning immediately after BEA, Kobo eReaders and eBooks will be featured in a national brand campaign on NPR that will run until the end of the year. The news was announced first to ABA member bookstores participating in the Kobo program in an e-mail update on May 23.


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23 May

Edelweiss Now Lets Users Share Reviews With Friends

This week, Edelweiss unveiled new functionality that allows registered users to connect with friends and colleagues who have an Edelweiss account in a peer-to-peer network within the site. Currently, the new functionality enables users to share reviews, but Edelweiss expects to add more features in the near future.

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23 May

2012 – 2011 ABA Financial Statements Available to Bookstore Members

The American Booksellers Association, Inc. and subsidiaries consolidated financial statements (with the independent auditors’ report) are available to ABA bookstore members in PDF format on

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16 May

ABACUS-12 Data-Gathering Begins

The ABACUS-12 Survey process has begun. On Wednesday, May 15, ABA main store members should have received an e-mail from the National Association of College Stores’ OnCampus Research with key instructions, updates, and links to the secure, online ABACUS submission form.

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