E-commerce

    Booksellers Call IndieLite an Easy, Affordable E-Commerce Option

    IndieLite, a new e-commerce solution from the American Booksellers Association, is garnering positive reviews from booksellers, who say it’s a quick and simple way to start selling books online.

    IndieCommunication: Regional Show One-on-Ones and the IndieCommerce Institute

    The upcoming IndieCommunication newsletter includes details about signing up for one-on-ones at the fall regional trade shows as well as information about the IndieCommerce Institute at Wi13.

    Shipping Carriers Report Disruptions Following Hurricanes

    A variety of uncontrollable events can cause disruptions in mail delivery service; as interruptions occur, USPS, UPS, and FedEx are keeping customers in the loop via dedicated service alert pages.

    Survey Seeks IndieCommerce and IndieLite Users’ Input on Webinar Topics

    The IndieCommerce team is issuing a short survey that asks IndieCommerce and IndieLite users to suggest topics for a new series of webinars.

    BTW News Briefs

    ILSR responds to Amazon’s Whole Foods acquisition; Tubby & Coo’s, White Birch Books win Sourcebooks challenge; WNDB launches OurStory app; NEA awards $84 million in grants; Chicago Review Press acquires Bright Ideas for Learning series; Man Booker International Prize, WNBA Awards, CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal winners announced

    BTW News Briefs

    Utah sales tax revenues up after Amazon rule change; Opposition to Amazon buy button rule; Wiley CEO resigns; Best Translated Book Award, Judith A. Markowitz Award, British Book Award winners announced; Arthur C. Clarke Award shortlist revealed

    IndieLite Now Available to ABA Members

    After extensive testing, IndieLite is now available to ABA members looking for a simpler, less expensive e-commerce solution.

    Bloomberg BNA: Amazon Close to Breaking Wal-Mart Record for Subsidies

    Bloomberg BNA’s Daily Tax Report: State details how Amazon is on the verge of setting a record for garnering state and local tax subsidies.

    Victory! Amazon Will Collect and Remit Sales Tax in All States With Sales Tax Laws

    After almost two decades of a hard-fought political battle to require Amazon to collect and remit sales tax in every state that collects sales tax, Main Street retailers can finally declare victory.

    BTW News Briefs

    Amazon to collect and remit sales tax in New Mexico; Bertelsmann to raise Random House stake; Ingram to offer poetry newsletter; Two new Amazon stores planned; The Mothers to head to movie screens; Lambda Literary finalists, Tiptree Award, Plimpton Prize, Terry Southern Prize,  and Story Prize winners announced

    IndieCommunication: A Low-Cost E-Commerce Alternative and More

    The March 10 edition of IndieCommunication, the newsletter for IndieCommerce stores, included information about IndieLite, one-on-one sessions at Children’s Institute, and more.

    ABA to Offer Low-Cost E-Commerce Alternative

    IndieLite, the new e-commerce platform under development by ABA, will be a solution for bookstores that are just getting started in e-commerce or those that want a website requiring very little time and effort to maintain.

    BTW News Briefs

    Transfer of Perseus Books distribution completed; PRH to publish Obamas; WNDB internship application opens; Hummingbird offers new discount program; Study finds post-millennials prefer physical stores; Amazon opens East Coast store; #FreeWordsTurkey petition presented to German government; LA Times Book Prize finalists announced 

    Ninety-Four Percent of U.S. Population Resides in States With Level Playing Field

    With the recent news that Amazon will now be collecting sales tax in Arkansas, slightly more than 94 percent of the U.S. population resides in areas where Amazon is collecting sales tax on in-state purchases.

    Google Analytics Webinar Now Available on BookWeb and YouTube

    A recording of “Google Analytics for E-commerce,” a webinar reprise of the popular Winter Institute 12 session led by Max Thomas, is currently available on BookWeb and YouTube.

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