27 Apr

BTW News Briefs

PBS to host panels, livestream coverage from BEA and BookCon; NetGalley blog highlights Independent Bookstore Day; B&N founder Len Riggio to retire; Bargain wholesaler Book Depot launches automation project; IPG announces POD deals with Bookmasters and Edwards Brothers Malloy

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19 Feb

Indie Booksellers and the Business of Self-Publishing Explored at Wi9

The Winter Institute education session “Indie Booksellers and the Business of Self-Publishing” examined the growth in self-publishing and outlined ways that independent booksellers can serve authors in their communities while benefiting their businesses.

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25 Jul

Discount on Espresso Book Machine Doubled

On Demand Books has announced a new discount for ABA member bookstores that purchase or lease the Espresso Book Machine before August 1, 2013.

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23 Feb

Malaprop’s Celebrates With a Collaborative Novel

A true group effort involving 12 area authors, bookstore staff members, customers, and community friends brought Naked Came the Leaf Peeper to print to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Malaprop’s Bookstore & Café in Asheville, North Carolina.

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12 Jan

HarperCollins Comprehensive Backlist/POD Program Launches

HarperCollins kicked off its Comprehensive Backlist Program today with a ceremonial first-run print-on-demand copy of Truth & Beauty by Ann Patchett at nine indie bookstores with Espresso Book Machines®.

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21 Dec

On Demand Books: A Vast Virtual Inventory

On Demand Books, the company behind the Espresso Book Machine (EBM), has grown to encompass several hundred publisher partners whose inventory is now available via 84 EBMs installed in bookstores, libraries, and universities worldwide.

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29 Sep

HarperCollins Launches Comprehensive Backlist Program

HarperCollins’ new Comprehensive Backlist promotion will enable bookstores to promote and sell thousands of its backlist titles through in-store “Digital-to-Print at Retail” using the Espresso Book Machine. The program will feature a mix of traditionally printed books as part of a store’s inventory and DPR editions printed in-store.

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10 Aug

Harvard Book Store to Publish Comics Anthology

Harvard Book Store is launching its first comics anthology. Minimum Paige will include work from some of the New England graphic novel community’s most well-known names as well as select customer submissions.

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11 May

ABA and On Demand Books Form Partnership

ABA and On Demand Books, the maker of the Espresso Book Machine® (EBM), have entered into a joint marketing agreement whereby ABA will market the EBM to member bookstores and help permission publisher titles to the EBM sales channel.

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24 Mar

McNally Jackson’s Espresso Book Machine: An Industry Trend?

McNally Jackson owner Sarah McNally talks to BTW about the store’s new Espresso Book Machine, the effect it has had on the store, and what she thinks it says about the industry’s future.

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10 Jun

Booksellers Face Up to New Reality

Bookstore owners shared their experiences with consignment programs, a green delivery service, and a newsletter-turned-magazine at a panel on alternative business models at ABA's Day of Education at BookExpo America.

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30 Sep

Espresso Book Machine 2.0 Makes an Impressive Debut

Last winter, Northshire Bookstore in Manchester Center, Vermont, launched its in-store Print-on-Demand publishing service with the Espresso Book Machine (EBM), an on-site fully integrated book-making machine that can produce a high-quality, trade-size paperback book in minutes. A year later, the next generation of EBM is available, and not only will Northshire upgrade, but several other bookstores, including Boxcar & Caboose Bookshop and Caf in St.

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22 Oct

Booksellers PTO Publishing Launches Beta Portal

The Booksellers Print-to-Order (PTO) Publishing Program -- from the American Booksellers Association and Applewood Books -- has launched a beta version of its participating booksellers' online portal, the latest development in the initiative's rollout. The program, open to any ABA member in good standing, gives independent booksellers the ability to publish any titles in the public domain, or those whose rights have been secured from the author, and to sell them at margins from 50 to 75 percent.

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07 Aug

Booksellers Print-to-Order Publishing Program Agreement, FAQ Now Online

Booksellers interested in participating in, or learning more about, the Booksellers Print-to-Order (PTO) Publishing Program, launched by the American Booksellers Association and Applewood Books in July, can now find answers to frequently asked questions as well as a letter of agreement on BookWeb.org.

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17 Jul

New ABA Partnership to Provide Booksellers Access to POD

This week, the American Booksellers Association announced a partnership with Applewood Books that will enable ABA member booksellers to publish out-of-print books on demand. The new program will provide participating booksellers with the ability to publish any title that is in the public domain or any book, such as a local interest title, whose rights have reverted to the author and to sell it at margins from 50 to 75 percent.

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