BTW Articles

13 Apr

North Carolina Booksellers on H.B. 2: “All Are Welcome Here”

Independent booksellers throughout North Carolina are speaking out against the discriminatory nature of House Bill 2 and addressing its impact on their businesses.

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17 Nov
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Vote Now on Proposed Association Bylaws Changes

Stores have until Friday, November 20, to vote on five items proposed by the Board of Directors.

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07 Apr
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Bookselling This Week to Get a New Look and Schedule

ABA’s weekly newsletter will soon come twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays, and feature more streamlined news and action items.

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31 Mar
Indie Next: Booksellers Recommend

Sign Up to Send the Free Indie Next List E-newsletter to Your Customers

As part of a refresh of the Indie Next List program, booksellers are invited to sign up to send the free Indie Next List e-newsletters to their customers, including the adult, kids’, reading group, and gift lists.

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24 Mar

ABA Board Election Begins Friday

One person per ABA Member ID number may vote; staff should determine now who the designated voting member is at each store.

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17 Mar
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April Meetups to Look at Independent Bookstore Day, Gravity Payments

The April Marketing Meetup will be held on Thursday, April 1, while the Technology Meetup will be held on Thursday, April 8.

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09 Mar

Sign Up for POS User Groups to Talk With Vendors

On Wednesday, March 24, booksellers are invited to talk with a number of point-of-sale vendors to discuss their current operations or learn about alternative system providers.

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10 Mar

New Winter Institute Recordings Available Now

All three keynote sessions from Winter Institute, in addition to three education sessions and several rep picks videos, are available now on BookWeb for ABA member booksellers.

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09 Mar
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March 11 Marketing Meetup to Offer Basic Tips on Using Canva

This session will include a review of graphic image platform Canva, plus a demonstration of customizing a marketing asset by ABA Graphic and Web Designer Melissa Napolitano.

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09 Mar

Talk With Colleagues During ABA’s Coffee Breaks

Regular Coffee Breaks are held every Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. ET, as well as the last Thursday of the month at 8:00 p.m. ET. All booksellers are invited to join.

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