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Celebrating Kids’ Lit: Children’s Choice Voting & A Window Display Contest for Indies

A number of resources are available to help booksellers promote voting for the 2013 Children’s Choice Book Awards. New this year is a Children’s Book Week window display contest for indie bookstores, sponsored by CBC and the ABC Children’s Group at ABA.

Binc Scholarship Applications Accepted Through April 18

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation is accepting applications from eligible bookstore employees, bookstore owners, former Borders employees, and dependents of each for the Binc Scholarship program, which will award up to 35 higher education awards totaling $100,000.

April 1 Reservation Deadline for Hotel ABA at BEA

To secure the special Hotel ABA rate exclusively for bookstore members at BookExpo America 2013, booksellers must make their reservations by April 1. This year’s Hotel ABA is the Grand Hyatt New York, located at 42nd Street and Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan.

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.

Around Indies

Indie bookstore to open in Bryn Mawr; Porter Square seeks new owners; Chester County to reopen in new space; Housing Works and McNally Jackson collaborate

BTW News Briefs

Kobo Arc wins product design award; First Book names HarperCollins and Lee & Low Books “Stories for All” Project winners; Ingram and Taylor & Francis partner in e-textbook initiative; Simon & Schuster to distribute Good Books

Two Reasons to Celebrate in April

April marks National Poetry Month and JazzApril — two celebrations that lend themselves to bookstore events and sales. Resources to promote each are available from the Academy of American Poets and the Jazz Journalists Association, respectively.

Sales at Bookstores Up in January

January retail sales at bookstores increased 5.5 percent compared to January 2012, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

Kobo Launches Promotion on Lonely Planet’s USA’s Best Trips

The first in a series of book-oriented promotions planned by Kobo for 2013 launched on Wednesday with the Lonely Planet eBook USA’s Best Trips: 99 Themed Itineraries Across America, a guide to the country’s most iconic road trips.

ABFFE Adds Staff to Boost Fundraising

ABFFE has hired two consultants to manage its major fundraising projects — the auction of original children’s book art and an affiliate program for sideline producers who contribute to ABFFE a portion of their sales to independent bookstores.

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