DIY materials for the upcoming Kobo Mother’s Day Promotion are now available in BookWeb’s Designs and Downloads. Each design features different aspects of the promotion to allow booksellers to choose the best fit for their stores.
The American Booksellers Association and the ABC Children’s Group at ABA welcomed 130 booksellers from 32 states to San Antonio, Texas, this week for an upbeat and energetic 2014 ABC Children’s Institute.
Beginning April 22, World Book Night U.S. is offering a free proprietary e-book featuring 10 short stories and essays by booksellers, librarians, and authors, as well as an essay contest for next year’s edition.
Kate DiCamillo, the 2014–2015 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, gives her top 10 reasons authors and illustrators should sign up to read at an indie bookstore for Indies First Storytime Day, this May 17.
This week, the IndieCommerce team took steps to address a recently discovered OpenSSL software problem, which has been dubbed Heartbleed. Heartbleed is likely the most severe vulnerability ever discovered in basic Internet security.
The IndieCommerce team has successfully addressed security concerns related to the Heartbleed bug. However, the next step to further secure both IndieCommerce stores and their customers is to effect a password change.
The Spring Forum schedule wraps up with programs at ABA’s office in White Plains, New York, on April 29 and at NEIBA’s All About the Books! in Boston, Massachusetts, on April 30. The forums are free and open to ABA members and non-members alike.
A key to the long-term success and sustainability of a new bookstore business is sound professional development, and for those new to retail bookselling, the workshop “Owning a Bookstore: The Business Essentials” will provide fundamental skills required to operate a bookstore business.
According to an opinion poll released in March by the Small Business Majority, just over half of the small business owners surveyed support increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 from the current federal minimum wage of $7.25.
Indie booksellers who put their creative talents to work on in-store displays for the May 12 – 18 celebration of Children’s Book Week are invited to enter a display contest sponsored by the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader in partnership with the ABC Children’s Group at ABA.
ABA's weekly Kobo e-mail newsletter is now the “Kobo: What You Need to Know” newsletter. It will be sent every two weeks to deliver high priority Kobo news while minimizing clutter in booksellers’ inboxes.
To create a stronger bond with area children and to foster reading and writing starting at a young age, McLean & Eakin founders Julie Norcross and Karen Lang started an annual Short Story Contest that is now in its 20th year.
An editorial in Connecticut’s The Day noted that Bank Square’s expansion last October from 3,000 to 4,800 square feet and Monte Cristo’s opening in December of 2012 “are reason for optimism about the future of books and bookstores hereabouts.”
NCAC condemns school board for banning Sherman Alexie’s True Diary; Binc awards gift cards to marketing survey participants; Matthew Baldacci joins Scholastic as VP of marketing; Booksellers Association names new president