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    With Podcasting, Indie Bookstores Take to the Digital Airwaves

    When it comes to expanding their brand, some independent bookstores are looking to a rapidly growing media trend: podcasts.

    Tips for Safer Computing

    ABA Systems Administrator Josh Harding shares a few tips to help improve the stability of your computer and keep sensitive information safe.

    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.

    ABA Institutes App Now Features 2017 Children’s Institute

    Registrants for the ABC Children’s Institute, which kicks off on April 5, can now access the Children’s Institute event listing in the ABA Institutes app.

    IndieCommunication: Easier Bulk Upload, Google Analytics Webinars, Mobile-Friendly Themes

    The February 27 edition of IndieCommunication for IndieCommerce stores features news about an easier way to upload and maintain large numbers of custom products as well as reminders about Google Analytics webinars and mobile-friendly themes.

    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.

    ABA Institutes App Puts Wi12 at Your Fingertips

    All Wi12 attendees are encouraged to download the ABA Institutes app, which lets users see the full event program, create their own schedules, contact other users, and receive late-breaking news alerts from ABA.

    App Available to Enhance Winter Institute 12 Experience

    All Wi12 attendees are encouraged to download the ABA Institutes app, which allows users to see the full event program, create personal schedules, contact other participants, and more.

    IndieCommerce Alert: Google’s Pop-up Requirements for Mobile Devices Have Changed

    The IndieCommerce team explains what Google’s recent decision regarding intrusive interstitials on mobile devices means for bookstore websites.

    BTW News Briefs

    150-plus independent bookstores now offer Libro.fm digital audiobooks; CBC introduces ABA institute scholarships for publishing staff; Nominations open for National Small Business Week Awards; Ingram Academic Services to distribute Stanford University Press and University of Ottawa Press; Association of American University Presses moves central office

    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.

    Treeline Tips & Tricks: Getting Affiliated on Edelweiss+

    Edelweiss/Treeline Education Coordinator Joe Foster shows how booksellers can find a deeper integration of community activity in Edelweiss+.

    BTW News Briefs

    Thirty prospective and existing booksellers attend Paz workshop; Amazon to open bookstore in Chicago; German publishers, booksellers join petition for free expression in Turkey; Penguin Random House introduces Subway Reads; Globe Pequot launches Lone Star Books; Pen Center USA announces award winners; Wendell Berry to receive Voice of the Heartland Award; Thurber Prize finalists, Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award winners announced

    Bookstores Use IndieCommerce’s Wish List Feature to Create Gift Registries

    Two ABA member stores, Greenlight Bookstore and Politics & Prose, have repurposed IndieCommerce’s wish list feature so that customers can also use it to set up gift registries.

    Libro.fm Offers Digital Audiobook Platform for Bookstores

    A new online platform created by the Seattle-based technology company Libro.fm allows independent bookstores to offer digital audiobooks to their customers through cobranded online storefronts.

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