"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.
Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.