BTW Articles

12 Nov

In Advance of Indies First, ABA Resources Can Help Booksellers Promote the “Shop Local” Message

"I see it as critical to our long-term survival that our customers understand what’s going on, and that they buy into the value of helping sustain local stores by ‘voting’ with their book dollars," said Bookends and Beginnings owner Nina Barrett.

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12 Nov

Sign Up for ABA’s November 21 Marketing Meetup: “Marketing With Eventbrite”

In this session, a representative from Eventbrite will teach attendees about the event management and ticketing website; then three booksellers will discuss how they use the service to promote and market their events.

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08 Nov
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New Features and a Seminar Opportunity For IndieLite Users

Bookstores using the ABA e-commerce platform IndieLite now have several new options they can activate on their website. The IndieCommerce team has also announced a new IndieLite seminar at Winter Institute 2020 in Baltimore.

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12 Nov

Winter Institute Spots Still Open for Booksellers Affected by California Wildfires

Additionally, stores that need help connecting with LIBRIS insurance services or require ABA’s assistance securing extended credit from publishers are encouraged to contact ABA's membership department.

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08 Nov

ABA's Shelf-Talkers Feature and Bookstore Showcase Highlight Member Stores

The American Booksellers Association’s homepage includes a “Bookstore Showcase” section that highlights independent bookstore members, as well as a feature to show off the unique shelf-talkers sent in by member stores.

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11 Nov

Winter Institute 2020 Day Passes Available

This new opportunity for booksellers unable to attend the entire conference grants access to the institute on Friday, January 24, as well as to the Author Reception on Thursday, January 23.

 
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08 Nov

Plans Changed for Winter Institute? Tell ABA by November 15 to Score a Refund

Booksellers whose plans have changed are asked to tell ABA; those who do so by this Friday will have their money refunded.

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05 Nov

Binc Supporters Raise $13,000 for Booksellers Affected by California Wildfires, Blackouts

Booksellers who have been affected by the California fires and related power outages are encouraged to contact Binc for assistance.

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05 Nov
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Love Your Bookstore Challenge Starts November 8

The second annual Love Your Bookstore Challenge will take place from Friday, November 8, to Saturday, November 17.

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05 Nov

Penguin Random House to Transform Former Baker & Taylor Facility Into Third Distribution Center

PRH has reached a multi-year agreement to assume the operation and management of the fulfillment center in Reno that is currently leased to Baker & Taylor, which has discontinued its service to retail booksellers. 

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