ABA is committed to making a difference in the lives of its members. Through direct engagement in political and trade-related efforts comes change and progress—improved publisher trade terms; the adoption of sales tax fairness laws and resolutions; increased consumer awareness of shopping locally; and governmental activity on behalf of small businesses.
ABA expects to have a recommendation next week regarding the recent notice sent to bookstores that opted out of the Visa and MasterCard credit card swipe fee settlement in 2013.
Bookstores that opted out of the Visa and MasterCard credit card swipe fee cash settlement back in 2013 may have received, or could soon receive, a notice offering them the chance to rejoin the...
Advocates for Independent Business has re-launched #efairnessnow, a grassroots social media campaign in support of e-fairness, in the hope that the campaign will go viral and catch the attention...
E-Fairness State by State
With states facing significant budget shortfalls, there is a tremendous opportunity to win victories for sales tax equity around the country. ABA has created an E-Fairness Action Kit (E-FACT) that provides booksellers with crucial, state-specific tools to help them in their e-fairness outreach efforts.
More State-by-State: Contact Your Federal Representatives
Amazon's Business Practices
Amazon and Job Creation
Amazon and the Book Industry
Tax Avoidance and Government Subsidies
Amazon as an Employer — Working Conditions
Jeff Bezos/Amazon and the Washington Post
Grateful acknowledgements to Stacy Mitchell, senior researcher with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, and Jeff Milchen, co-director of the American Independent Business Alliance, in compililng these links. Further information from both organizations on Amazon is available here [http://www.ilsr.org/understanding-amazon-com-reading-list/] and here [http://www.amiba.net/resources/all-about-amazon].