BTW Articles

27 May

ABA Town Hall and Annual Meeting: Optimism and Excitement

At the ABA's Town Hall and the newly revamped Annual Meeting, which was held on Wednesday, May 27, at BookExpo America, there was an air of optimism and excitement among ABA members as they discussed the potential for having a leading role in a rapidly expanding, and fluid, digital marketplace.

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02 Jun

Power to the Booksellers: Building Coalitions to Win the Fight for E-Fairness

ABA's Day of Education session "Power to the Bookseller" featured ABA CEO Oren Teicher and Jim Sherin, president and CEO of the Retail Council of New York.

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10 Jun

North Carolina Provides Clarification on Amazon Use Tax Challenge

According to North Carolina Department of Revenue (NCDOR) Secretary Kenneth R. Lay, his department has no interest in obtaining, nor did it ask for, title-specific book data from in the state's efforts to enforce its use tax laws.

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10 Jun

Broad Coalition Urges House to Support Regulation of Swipe Fees

This week, ABA joined with more than 200 national and state organizations representing a diverse array of small businesses to urge the U.S. House of Representatives to support an amendment to regulate swipe fees charged by banks for debit-card transactions.

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