Fall State Show Preview

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The time has come to bid farewell to Summer and welcome the Fall season as we watch the leaves change colors, enjoy cooler tempts outside and anticipate cuddling up with a good book. It’s also time to usher in a new season of Fall state trade-shows.

Between now and close to the end of the year, Baker & Taylor representatives will travel to dozens of shows across the U.S. At our booth, reps will share their expertise on B&T’s exciting products and services, and answer those pressing questions you’ve been dying to ask someone face-to-face. Products and services they’ll be chatting about include:

  • One-stop selection and shopping for all product formats, from our digital catalogs to Title Source 360
  • Robust digital capabilities and the Community Sharing initiative
  • Title Source 360 as the market-leading selection and acquisitions software
  • collectionHQ, ESP and our suite of collection development services
  • Axis 360 with enhanced features for streaming audiobooks
  • New initiatives, products and programs

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Spring State Show Preview

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Happy Spring! It’s trade-show season time.

This year, Baker & Taylor representatives will travel to dozens of shows across the U.S. and internationally. At our booth, reps will share their expertise on B&T’s exciting products and services, and answer those pressing questions you’ve been dying to ask someone face-to-face. Products and services they’ll be chatting about include:

  • One-stop selection and shopping for all product formats, from our digital catalogs to Title Source 360
  • Kirkus Diversity collections
  • Robust digital capabilities and the Community Sharing initiative
  • Title Source 360 as the market-leading selection and acquisitions software
  • collectionHQ, ESP and our suite of collection development services
  • Book and DVD leasing programs
  • Axis 360 with the brand-new “Listen Now” feature for streaming audiobooks

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One Year of Blogging!

Today on the Baker & Taylor blog we’re celebrating one year since we kicked off this project to connect with public librarians across the globe.

Notes in the Margin was started to serve as a new resource for librarians. From author spotlights to book suggestions to free marketing materials, we’ve spent the year trying to make the lives of librarians easier. And we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.

To celebrate this blog anniversary, we’re rounding up our favorite posts of the past year from each month. Enjoy!

 

MARCH 2017

Get re-acquainted with Jill Blades, a sales representative with Baker & Taylor and a book lover.

 

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APRIL 2017

Learn more about our mascots, Baker and Taylor, two cats that lived in Nevada library. 

MAY 2017

Why are libraries so essential? And why we did we, as a Company, advocate for public library federal funding?

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Resources Built For Librarians: Microsites

Helping libraries thrive is one of our core goals at Baker & Taylor. One way we do that is by providing librarians with countless resources so they can make the best use of their time and resources. We curate lists, create free marketing materials, publish digital catalogs, distribute newsletters and much more. Today, we’re talking about our microsites—essentially a miniature website, built by us, that is focused on a particular genre or theme.

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These sites make it easier for librarians to narrow down their searches. Looking to build out your essential backlist titles? We have a site for that. Or maybe you’re hoping to discover new authors. We’ve got you covered there too. We’re constantly updating over 20 microsites, providing librarians like you with fresh material that will simplify collection development.

As a bonus, you’re able to add titles directly to your cart and then, once you’re ready, purchase from Title Source, our trusted ordering platform.

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Exclusive Discussion with Documentarian Ken Burns This Friday!

kenburnsThis Friday, Baker & Taylor will be hosting a live webinar with documentarian Ken Burns just days before his poignant documentary series, The Vietnam War, airs on Sunday, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. Tune in from 12 to 12:30 p.m. to hear this exclusive discussion with Burns, in partnership with PBS.

Over 10 years in the making, this 10-part, 18-hour documentary series tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film.

Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides.

Burns has spent nearly 40 years making films, producing some of the most accomplished historical documentaries of our time. From the Academy Award nominated Brooklyn Bridge in 1981 to the landmark television series The Civil War, Ken’s films have won 15 Emmy Awards and received two Oscar nominations. Burns has been the recipient of almost 30 honorary degrees and in September of 2008 he was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Over the years, each film he has created has asked one deceptively simple question, “Who are we Americans as a people?” His films look at more than just individual subject matter; they drive audiences to go further into themes that are central to who we are as a nation and as individuals.

Moderated by Stephanie Prange, the editor in chief of Home Media Magazine, this webinar is a can’t miss event.

What?

Exclusive Discuss with Documentarian Ken Burns

When?

Friday, September 15, 2017 from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m.

How?

Register here for more details.

Get your first look at The Vietnam War trailer:

 

Fall State Show Preview

fallreading.jpgSo long summer! It’s time to watch the leaves change colors, drink a pumpkin spice latte, slip into a sweater and cuddle up with a good book. It’s also time to usher in a new season of fall state trade-shows.

Between now and 2018, Baker & Taylor representatives will travel to dozens of shows across the U.S. and internationally. At our booth, reps will share their expertise on B&T’s exciting products and services, and answer those pressing questions you’ve been dying to ask someone face-to-face. Products and services they’ll be chatting about include:

  • One-stop selection and shopping for all product formats, from our digital catalogs to Title Source 360
  • Robust digital capabilities and the Community Sharing initiative
  • Title Source 360 as the market-leading selection and acquisitions software
  • collectionHQ, ESP and our suite of collection development services
  • Book and DVD leasing programs
  • Axis 360 with the brand-new “Listen Now” feature for streaming audiobooks

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Making the Most of B&T’s Marketing Resources

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a librarian take a break. I walk into the library and hear the faint clacking of keyboards, librarians browsing lists of new releases for hours. Around the corner, in the young adult section, another librarian is rattling off a dozen recommendations to a teenage patron. Down the next aisle, I see another librarian filing, looking at every label and gently sliding book after book onto the shelf, spine facing out.

At Baker & Taylor, we know how hard librarians work. As a frequent librarian patron, I see your hard work day after day. As a marketing specialist here at B&T, I give librarians major props and want to help lighten your load. And our marketing resources do just that. —Emma Way, eMarketing Specialist
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