BTW Articles

11 Mar

ABA 101: Governance and Administration

This article offers an explanation of the distinction between the roles of the ABA Board of Directors and the ABA staff

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19 Jan
Hanya Yanagihara’s To Paradise: A Novel

A Q&A With Hanya Yanagihara, Author of January's Top Indie Next List Pick

“Expansive, wholly original, and utterly engrossing,” said Christine Bollow of Loyalty Bookstore in Washington, DC. 

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12 Jan
Ain't Burned All the Bright by Jason Reynolds and Jason Griffin

Jason Reynolds and Jason Griffin on January/February 2022 Kids' Indie Next List Top Pick "Ain't Burned All the Bright"

“If there’s ever been a person to write about our times — Black Lives Matter, conflict, COVID — it’s Jason Reynolds,” said Melissa Fox of Watermark Books & Café.

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12 Jan

The Marketing Tips That Worked in 2021

Try email marketing, bookstore tours, and paid advertising opportunities in the new year. 

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15 Dec
ABA's gift picks

What Books are the ABA Team Gifting This Year?

This year, Bookselling This Week surveyed the staff of the American Booksellers Association to find out what books and non-book items they are giving as gifts this holiday season. 

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18 Nov
Claire Keegan, author of Small Things Like These

Claire Keegan on December Indie Next List Top Pick “Small Things Like These”

“Keegan captures the extraordinary courage required to live an ordinary life," John Lynn of The Kennett Bookhouse in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. 

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25 Oct
Margaret Rogerson, author of Vespertine

Margaret Rogerson on November/December Kids' Indie Next List Top Pick "Vespertine"

Vespertine is my latest obsession,” said Chelsea Stringfield of Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee. 

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02 Nov
Indie Next List December #1 Pick Claire Keegan’s Small Things Like These

The December Indie Next List Preview

Here are the 25 Indie Next List and 6 Now in Paperback picks on the December 2021 Indie Next List flier.

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03 Nov

The Indie Politics & Current Events Bestseller List

Here is the Indie Politics & Current Events Bestseller List, based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending October 31, 2021.

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22 Oct
Nathaniel Ian Miller, author of The Memoirs of Stockholm Sven

Nathaniel Ian Miller on November Indie Next List Top Pick "The Memoirs of Stockholm Sven"

“Wow, what a book,” said Jessica Williams-Sullivan of Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.

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