BTW Articles

16 Aug
Lauren Groff, author of Matrix

Lauren Groff on September Indie Next List Top Pick "Matrix"

“Lauren Groff has created an incredibly powerful portrait of the compelling Marie de France, banished to 12th-century England to live in a failing abbey,” said Rosanna Nissen of Barrett Bookstore.

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24 Aug
Sydney Jarrard

ABA’s Content Director Moving on to New Adventures

“As my grandfather says, ‘You only go around once,’” said Sydney Jarrard. “After winning a writing fellowship in 2017 and now having a reading coming up in September, it’s time to go all in. 

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20 Aug

The Indie Romance Bestseller List

Here is the Indie Romance Bestseller List, based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending August 15, 2021.

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19 Aug
BTW logo on shelving with books and a cat

Book Industry Supply Chain Delays to Impact Holiday Season

Publishers are reporting significant printing issues, which are affecting frontlist reprints, on-sale dates and backlist reprints, and labor shortages which result in slower fulfillment times at warehouses

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16 Aug
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Technology Meetup Recap: Virtual Accessibility

Booksellers discussed accessibility in the virtual world of websites, events, and social media.

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13 Aug
E-commerce News

E-Commerce Update: Online Sales Rise as Delta Variant Makes Headlines

When the increase in the infection rate from the COVID Delta variant was making headlines around the world last week, IndieCommerce and IndieLite websites experienced a 13.29 percent increase in online sales.

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10 Aug
Kids' Next List #1 Pick for September/October 2021

The September/October Kids' Indie Next List Preview

Here is a preview of the titles on the September/October 2021 Kids’ Indie Next List flier, arriving at stores in the upcoming Kids’ Box mailing.


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06 Aug

The Indie Mystery & Thriller Bestseller List

Here is the Indie Mystery and Thriller Bestseller List, based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending August 1, 2021.


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28 May
Indies Introduce author Ly Tran

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Ly Tran

"Though filled with struggle and pain, House of Sticks manages to glide on wings of hope and possibility," said Carrie Koepke of Skylark Bookshop.

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