BTW Articles

02 May

Colorado Bookseller Wins Grand Prize Hotel ABA Stay

Fifty-six prizes of free hotel nights at Hotel ABA — the Grand Hyatt New York — have been awarded to ABA member booksellers in a random drawing sponsored by BookExpo America.

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02 May

ABA Announces 2013 Election Results

The results of balloting by the bookstore members of the American Booksellers Association to choose a new president, vice president, and three Board directors are now official.

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30 Apr

An Important Update About Indie Bestsellers Reporting

With last week’s launch of the redesigned ABA trade website,, the URL for Bestseller Reporting has changed, and members’ browsers will no longer pre-populate the log-in form with their usernames and passwords.

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02 May

Bookseller/Publisher Focus Group Signup Deadline Extended

ABA has extended the signup deadline for member booksellers who are interested in meeting with publishers to discuss issues of common interest and mutual concern at BEA. Two booksellers from each ABA member store now have until Friday, May 10, to register for the Bookseller/Publisher Focus Groups.

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18 Mar

Don’t Miss Out: “Find Waldo Local” Signup Ends Friday

This Friday, March 22, is the deadline to pre-register for Find Waldo Local 2013, the July community-wide celebration of the uniqueness, fun, and strength of local businesses, co-sponsored by Candlewick Press and ABA.

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20 Feb

Candlewick and ABA Launch “Find Waldo Local 2013”

Starting on Thursday, February 21, independent booksellers across the country can pre-register to participate in Find Waldo Local 2013, a month-long community-wide scavenger hunt in July 2013 that celebrates the uniqueness, fun, and strength of local businesses.

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24 Apr

Chapel Hill Booksellers Forum Next Tuesday

ABA bookseller members and non-members alike are invited to a Spring Forum to be held in conjunction with the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance on Tuesday, April 30, at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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24 Apr

Signup for Bookseller/Publisher Focus Groups Ends Next Friday

ABA member booksellers who are interested in meeting with publishers to discuss issues of common interest and mutual concern at Bookseller/Publisher Focus Groups during BEA must sign up by next Friday, May 3.

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17 Apr

Announcing the 2013 Indies Choice and E.B. White Award Winners

Today, the American Booksellers Association announces the winners of the 2013 Indies Choice Book Awards and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards, as voted by independent booksellers nationwide.

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16 Apr

A Celebrate (With) Indies Order Reminder

Bookstores participating in this spring’s Celebrate Moms With Indies promotion must place their orders with publishers by May 1. For the Dads and Grads promotions, titles must be ordered by June 3.

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