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    FCC Chairman Shuts Down Senators’ Call to Delay Net Neutrality Vote

    The Federal Communications Commission said it will move forward and vote on whether to roll back the rules to the 2010 regulations on December 14.

    IndieCommunication: Spambots, Authorize.net Payments, and Google Searches

    The July 12 IndieCommunication newsletter includes an update on spambot issues, tips for resolving outstanding Authorize.net payments, and a note about the benefits of using the Google Search Console.

    A Quick Network Security Overview for Bookstores

    Here, ABA Systems Administrator Josh Harding shares a few tips to help booksellers improve the security of their Wi-Fi networks.

    BTW News Briefs

    SBA to host Twitter chat on holiday marketing; Miami Book Fair on C-SPAN’s BookTV; Nominations open for Small Business Week awards; New Zealand booksellers recovering after earthquake; Philip Hoffman named PRH chairman; George Gibson to join Grove Atlantic; Diamond Book Distributors names marketing associate; S&S acquires Adams Media; Chronicle kicks off #GiveBooks campaign; PNBA Book Awards shortlist announced

    Someone Probably Knows Your Password

    Here is a look at several ways that technology can you help you protect against hackers gaining access to your accounts.

    Looking Inside Indie Bookstores With Google Business View

    Since the 2010 launch of Google’s Business View, a number of indie booksellers have opted to have the interiors of their stores photographed to produce virtual tours that allow anyone to visit their businesses from the comfort of their own homes. 

    Beware of E-Mail Phishing Scams

    In response to a recent increase in the number of phishing attempts that include falsified Google Doc invitations, ABA Systems Administrator Josh Harding offers some tips for identifying fraudulent e-mails.

    BTW News Briefs

    Don Weisberg named president of Macmillan, Jen Loja promoted to president of Penguin Young Readers; Penguin Random House launches 2015 #GiveaBook campaign; Chronicle Books launches #GiveBooks campaign; PBS to provide online coverage of Miami Book Fair; The Rise of the Robots named 2015 Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year

    How to Use BookWeb’s Bookseller DIY Feature

    Bookseller DIY is the first section to be featured in Bookselling This Week’s new series of articles on getting the most out of the association’s website.

    BTW News Briefs

    AAUP opens Washington, D.C., office; Houston’s Table Restaurant to add bookstore; Amazon opens brick-and-mortar bookstore in Seattle; Fledgling LGBT publisher Query Books reaches fundraising goal

    BTW News Briefs

    U.K. indies report book sales up 30 percent during “Books Are My Bag” campaign; Authors share #BooksThatHooked in Twitter campaign; HarperCollins acquires e-Book deals newsletter The Midlist

    Booksellers and Librarians File Brief in New NSA Case

    The American Booksellers for Free Expression has joined the American Library Association and other library groups in urging a federal court to limit the National Security Agency’s surveillance of international electronic communications, including those relating to the purchase and use of books.

    Book Club Hub Connects Indie Bookstores to Book Clubs and Readers

    Book Club Hub, a project launched by BookBar owner Nicole Sullivan, is a national reading group networking site that aims to pair readers and book clubs with independent booksellers.

    Kickstarter Partners With Stripe, Drops Amazon Payments

    Kickstarter, which previously processed funds through Amazon Payments, is now partnering with Stripe to collect and process credit card payments for all projects on the crowdfunding website.

    Literary Hub Makes its Debut

    The Literary Hub website launched on Wednesday with a showcase of literary essays, features, and profiles and a special letter from the editor commending bookstores.

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