ABA Day of Education on June 4 at BEA

ABA will hold its 2012 Day of Education on Monday, June 4, during BEA at New York’s Javits Convention Center. The free program, sponsored by the Ingram Content Group, is targeted at ABA bookstore and provisional members but is open to all trade show attendees.

Authors Abound at ABC Children’s Institute

Among the highlights of ABA’ s June 6 ABC Children’s Institute are two events offering booksellers the opportunity to meet and discuss new projects with established and upcoming authors.

BEA’s 2012 Special Event Author Roster

Among the authors scheduled to appear at this year’s BEA breakfasts are Junot Diaz, John Green, and Michael Chabon. Masters of ceremonies include Stephen Colbert, Chris Coffer, and Kirstie Alley. A newly added, free lunchtime event will feature musician and upcoming author Neil Young.

Award Balloting and Celebration Sign-Up Underway

Booksellers at ABA member stores have until midnight on March 31 to cast their ballots for the Indies Choice and the E.B. White Read-Aloud awards. The winners will be honored at ABA’s Celebration of Bookselling Author Awards Luncheon on June 5  at BEA.

Reservations Open for 2012 Celebration of Bookselling Luncheon

ABA’s Celebration of Bookselling Author Awards Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, June 5, at BEA. Reservations will be accepted from two booksellers at each ABA member store on a first-come, first-served basis.

Institute Offers Full-Day of Kids-Centric Programming

The Children’s Institute combines ABA’s in-depth education sessions and roundtable discussions, which are free and open to all ABA member booksellers, with a specially priced package of popular author events.

Tech Talk: Pinterest for Online Window-Shopping and More

Several indie booksellers who have made Pinterest part of their social media marketing efforts have found it easy and fun to use and better than Twitter for connecting with customers.

ABA to Launch Children’s Institute at BEA

Updated March 5, 2012:     The first-ever American Booksellers Association ABC Children’s Institute will be held on Wednesday, June 6, at New York’s Javits Convention Center during BookExpo America 2012.

BEA Offers Free Hotel Night to Limited Number of Qualifying ABA Member Stores

ABA bookstore members who have not attended BookExpo America in the past three years recently received an e-mail from BEA with information about an opportunity to secure one free hotel night for their stay in NYC if they are attending the 2012 trade show.

BTW News Briefs

Julian Barnes wins Man Booker Prize; Lauren Myracle’s Shine withdrawn from National Book Awards; Ingram to distribute Nolo, Coutts to service Singapore libraries; New York Times examines effects of Amazon’s publishing programs; BEA announces Read Russia as focus of 2012 Global Forum

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