BTW Articles

21 Jun
Happy Juneteenth!

Bookstores Celebrate Juneteenth

In celebration of Juneteenth (June 19), independent bookstores hosted special events and shared reading lists.

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11 Jun
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How Bookstores Are Celebrating Juneteenth

In celebration of Juneteenth (June 19), independent bookstores have shared reading lists, dedicated displays, and special events. 

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11 Jun
Technology Meetup

Technology Meetup Recap: Patreon

On Thursday, June 10, the American Booksellers Association held a Technology Meetup on Patreon.

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04 Jun
Rainbow Milk by Mendez

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Paul Mendez

“Paul Mendez has crafted an enlightening story that is rich with culture and resolute in challenging the Black queer monoliths in literature," said Deidre Dumpson of WORD Bookstores.

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07 Jun
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Marketing Meetup Recap: Talk Genre to Me

In addition to providing best practices, guest speakers also provided genre-focused reading lists. 

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04 Jun
ABA Town Hall

2021 ABA Annual Meeting and Town Hall

The Annual Meeting opened with reports from outgoing ABA President Jamie Fiocco; outgoing ABA Vice President and Secretary/incoming ABA President Bradley Graham; and ABA CEO Allison Hill.

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04 Jun
Celebrate Juneteenth on June 19

Celebrating Juneteenth

Juneteenth became an official state holiday in Texas, where it is still an important widely-celebrated holiday, and for decades observance has grown in communities nationwide. 

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04 Jun
E-Commerce Update

E-commerce Update: Pre-COVID Trends, Sales Still Up

If this year’s traffic pattern continues to mirror what we saw in 2019, expect to see a slight drop in traffic going into July and August with traffic starting to rise again as we move into September and October.

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04 Jun
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Ransomware Alert

If you receive a suspicious email, do not open any links or attached documents.

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03 Jun

ICYMI: May Education Roundup

In May, ABA held education sessions on marketing ideas for nontraditional stores, store ownership, email list management, and more. 

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