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    ABA’s Backlist Buying Calculator Makes It Easy to Tally Up Savings

    ABA recently created the new Backlist Buying Calculator, a self-calculating Excel spreadsheet that allows booksellers to easily figure out their savings when utilizing publishers’ backlist offers.

    New “ABA Learning on Demand” Page Features Webinars and Training Videos

    ABA’s new “ABA Learning on Demand” page on BookWeb.org features videos of members-only webinars on topics including basic sales techniques, creating a press kit, and IndieCommerce and IndieLite.

    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.

    ABC Children’s Group Launches "Flashlight" Newsletter

    One of the many benefits of membership in the ABC Children’s Group at ABA is the new Flashlight e-newsletter, which features inspirational ideas, guest posts, special publisher offers, and more.

    An Overview of Two Health Insurance Options for Small Employers

    In response to requests from member booksellers, the American Booksellers Association has identified two possible health insurance options for small employers.

    Free BTW Classifieds Available to ABA Member Stores

    All ABA bookstore members in good standing are entitled to four free two-week Classified Ad insertions in Bookselling This Week each year.

    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

    Libro.fm Offers Free Audiobook Listening Copies for ABA Members

    Booksellers currently working in an ABA member store are invited to access more than three dozen complimentary audiobooks each month by signing up for Libro.fm’s Audiobook Listening Copy program.

    Indies Prepare Events for Children’s Book Week

    Independent bookstores across the country are preparing to host events for Children’s Book Week, the annual celebration of children’s books and literacy sponsored by Every Child a Reader.

    “A Child of Books” Printed Gift Certificates Now Available

    A new printed gift certificate design featuring artwork from Candlewick Press’ A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston can be ordered now on BookWeb.org.

    BTW News Briefs

    De Gruyter to provide temporary free access to academic articles; First wave of BookCon panels announced; 2017 Guggenheim Fellows announced 

    ABA’s Red and White Boxes Explained

    Each month, ABA sends Red and White Box mailings to member booksellers who have opted into the IndieBound movement, but who gets what depends on a bookstore’s level of participation.

    Libro.fm Debuts Monthly Audiobook Bestseller List

    Libro.fm, a platform that lets independent bookstores sell digital audiobooks through a co-branded storefront, has launched a new monthly bestseller list based on sales at more than 300 indie locations.

    Treeline Tips & Tricks: The Transition to Edelweiss+ and Treeline Analytics News

    Edelweiss/Treeline Education and Outreach Coordinator Joe Foster answers some common questions about the transition to Edelweiss+ and offers an array of resources available to help with the transition.

    Fountain Bookstore Shares How-to Guide for Running Social Media Campaigns

    Kelly Justice, owner of Richmond, Virginia’s Fountain Bookstore, has created a comprehensive, step-by-step guide for booksellers on how to conduct successful social media campaigns.

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