Friday, October 31, is the last day for ABA member stores to take advantage of great offers from publishers participating in this year’s Indies First promotion, as well as the final day to sign up for the Indies Introduce program for Winter/Spring 2015.
Katie Washington, director of Shop Small and Small Business Saturday at American Express OPEN, talks about the origins of the program, new resources available to participating businesses, and what makes the event so popular.
ABA and the grassroots organization We Need Diverse Books are working together on educational kits for bookstores, learning opportunities at the Winter Institute, and other efforts to keep the need for non-majority narratives in the spotlight.
Booksellers have until the end of the day today, October 30, to place their orders for specially designed Independent Bookstore Day canvas tote bags, featuring an illustration by 2014 National Book Award nonfiction finalist Roz Chast.
For many online shoppers, high shipping charges from retailers are a deal breaker. Increasingly, retailers large and small — including indie booksellers — are taking a close look at their policies in order to respond to consumer preferences.
Illinois state officials have announced that Amazon will be building a distribution center in the state and it’s expected that the online retailer will be receiving tax credits from the state. Under a new law that went into effect in August, Amazon is obligated to collect and remit sales tax to the state beginning January 1, 2015.
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