About Bookselling

12 Apr

Hope Springs Eternal in Booksellers’ Hearts Thanks to the 3 Bs: A Letter From ABA President Betsy Burton

Betsy Burton discuss the 3 Bs — Business-to-Business (B2B), Backlist, and BATCH — issues that can be a win-win for booksellers and publishers alike.

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24 Mar

IndieCommerce: One-on-Ones, E-mail Marketing & More

The March 22 IndieCommunication newsletter included information on one-on-one sessions at the Children’s Institute, a look at e-mail marketing and e-mail blasts, and news of new Google Analytics tutorials.

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20 Mar

A Letter About BookExpo From ReedPop’s Lance Fensterman

ReedPop Senior Global Vice President Lance Fensterman shares some of the ways BookExpo 2017 has been refocused to make it more relevant, more useful, and easier for booksellers to attend.

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08 Mar

Spring Forum Education Handout Now on BookWeb

ABA has compiled booksellers’ ideas from Winter Institute’s Bookseller Discussion Groups in a handout aimed at helping booksellers address the current political/social climate in their communities.

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07 Mar

New Zealanders Get a Glimpse of American Bookselling

Before returning home from Winter Institute 12, New Zealanders Courtney Smith and Rochelle Handley worked for a week at a California indie.

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02 Mar

Forever a Binc-ista

Denise Chávez, the owner of Casa Camino Real Bookstore in Las Cruces, New Mexico, explains how a Book Industry Charitable Foundation scholarship to Winter Institute 12 changed her life.

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21 Feb

Google Analytics Webinar Now Available on BookWeb and YouTube

A recording of “Google Analytics for E-commerce,” a webinar reprise of the popular Winter Institute 12 session led by Max Thomas, is currently available on BookWeb and YouTube.

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14 Feb

Wi12 Education: Industry Professionals Map “The Life Cycle of the Book”

 “The Life Cycle of the Book” featured a bookseller, an author, an agent, and other industry professionals discussing each step of a title’s journey from idea to published book.

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08 Feb

Booksellers Share Remarks Prepared for Winter Institute Town Hall

Here are prepared remarks presented at the recent ABA Town Hall by Christin Evans of The Booksmith and Kepler’s and by Angela Maria Spring, most recently of Politics & Prose, together with Hannah Oliver Depp of WORD.

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06 Feb

Treeline Tips & Tricks: The Transition to Edelweiss+ and Treeline Analytics News

Edelweiss/Treeline Education Coordinator Joe Foster provides some dates for the transition from Edelweiss Classic to Edelweiss+ as well as a quick tour of what already exists in Edelweiss+.

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30 Jan

Lesley Stahl and Ann Patchett in Conversation at Wi12

Sunday’s breakfast plenary at Winter Institute 12 featured authors Lesley Stahl, a longtime correspondent for 60 Minutes, and Ann Patchett, the co-owner of Parnassus Books, in a wide-ranging conversation.

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18 Jan

Indies Forward Aims to Unite Young Bookselling Professionals

Young booksellers from across the country are teaming up to launch Indies Forward, a volunteer organization dedicated to cultivating the emerging generation of leaders in bookselling. 

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18 Jan

Using What We Have: A Conversation Regarding Simon & Schuster and Milo Y.

Amy Stephenson and Christin Evans of The Booksmith explain why the store felt compelled to take action in response to Simon & Schuster’s decision to publish a book by Milo Yiannopoulos.

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13 Jan

The Top Sources of IndieCommerce Store Traffic in 2016

Three referral sources were responsible for almost 75 percent of IndieCommerce traffic in 2016, according to IndieCommerce Director Phil Davies.

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04 Jan

2016 Holiday Season Ends on High Note

Despite a slow start and some weather challenges, indie booksellers who spoke to Bookselling This Week reported a strong end to the holiday shopping season.

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The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

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