BTW Articles

20 May
The Passing Playbook by Isaac

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Isaac Fitzsimons

On The Passing Playbook, Brien Lopez of Children's Book World said, “Isaac Fitzsimons has scored a goal for Trans Boy Joy."

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20 May
Catch the Rabbit by Lana

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Lana Bastašić

Chris Lee of Boswell Book Company said of Catch The Rabbit, "It’s a story of how a person can misunderstand her friend and herself and then be completely wrecked and rebuilt as she grows to a new understanding of her world. Prepare to be split in two.”

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21 May

The Indie Mystery & Thriller Bestseller List

Here is the Indies Mystery & Thriller Bestseller List, based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending May 16, 2021.


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18 May
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E-commerce Update: Online Seasonal Traffic & Sales Patterns

The dips and rises in traffic and sales that you may be seeing in your Google analytics report may reflect normal seasonal and weekly fluctuations in online traffic and sales

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17 May
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Technology Meetup Recap: Email List Management

Constant Contact Retention Specialist Cynthia Munoz shared best practices applicable to any platform and offered a demo of how to implement those best practices within Constant Contact.

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18 May

Top 10 Takeaways: “Business Models: Cooperatives”

Booksellers heard from experts about how to start a new co-op bookstore or transition an existing bookstore to a co-op.

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30 Apr
ABA announces Board of Directors

ABA Announces 2021 Board of Directors Election Results

The results of the balloting by the bookstore members of the American Booksellers Association to elect five directors, a president, and a vice president to serve on the ABA Board are now official.


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13 May
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Marketing Meetup Recap: Marketing Ideas for Nontraditional Stores

Booksellers shared best practices for marketing nontraditional stores.

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11 May
Summer Reading Group Guide

Summer Reading Group Guide Preview

Here are the titles included in the Summer Reading Group Guide e-newsletter.

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29 Apr
Kids' Next List #1 Pick for May & June 2021

Emiko Jean on May/June Kids' Indie Next List Top Pick "Tokyo Ever After"

“It’s easy to compare this book to The Princess Diaries, but it has more than that: beautiful, vivid writing; a fiercely charming lead; and the city of Tokyo coming to life on the page,” Lindsay Howard of Lark and Owl Booksellers.

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Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.








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