BTW Articles

07 May

ICYMI: April Education Roundup

Take a look at some of the education sessions ABA hosted during the month of April.

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06 May
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The Indie Poetry Bestseller List

The American Booksellers Association’s specialty bestseller lists provide a current snapshot of what’s selling in indie bookstores nationwide.

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04 May
Microaggressions in the Workplace

Top 10 Takeaways: Microaggressions in the Workplace

A recording of this session, along with CAE's session on de-escaltion, will be available until June 15.

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04 May

Top 10 Takeaways: “Business Models: Nonprofits”

On Thursday, April 29, the American Booksellers Association held a session on starting a new nonprofit bookstore or transitioning an existing bookstore to a nonprofit.

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29 Apr
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Marketing Meetup Recap: How to Use More Effectively

Guest speakers shared tips about setting up a Bookshop page, explaining what the service is to customers, and more. 

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30 Apr

ABA Announces New Booksellers Advisory Council Members

Booksellers appointed to the BAC will serve a two-year term that begins and ends on a rolling basis throughout the year. 

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26 Apr
June Indie Next List Top Pick Morningside Heights

The June 2021 Indie Next List Preview

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

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27 Apr
In The Heights Event

Sign Up for “In the Heights” Virtual Book Launch Now

ABA member stores are invited to participate in a one-night virtual event with authors Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegría Hudes, and Jeremy McCarter to celebrate the publication of In the Heights: Finding Home.

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27 Apr
E-Commerce Update

E-Commerce Update: IBD Sales Spike

IBD 2021 had the highest e-commerce conversion rate (the percentage of online shoppers that complete a transaction) we’ve seen in April 2021.

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23 Apr
Barack Obama supports indie bookstores

President Obama Talks Books and Reading With Indie Bookstores

Just in time for Independent Bookstore Day, President Barack Obama spoke with six independent bookstores in support books and reading.

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