BTW Articles

19 Aug
Banned Books Week 2020: Censorship is a Dead End

Banned Book Week 2020: Promotional Kits, Ingram Discount, and Virtual Programming Ideas

Bookstores that received a Banned Books Week promotional kit from ABA last year will receive the 2020 kit in the September Box mailing. 

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11 Aug
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Register for an August 19 Webinar on ABA’s Health Insurance Benefit

On Wednesday, August 19, at 2:00 p.m. ET, ABA will host a webinar on its new membership health insurance benefit with LIG Solutions. 

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12 Aug
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Webinar on “Safety Moving Forward: Your COVID Game Plan” Now Available on BookWeb

The webinar addressed questions such as: When can your business open back up again? Which employees do you bring back? What type of liabilities do you face when you reopen?

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04 Aug

ABA’s Health Insurance Benefit Goes Live; Register for an Upcoming Webinar

The ABA/LIG webinar, to be held Wednesday, August 19, at 2:00 p.m. ET, will go over all program details and allow booksellers to ask questions.

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04 Aug

Paycheck Protection Program Nears August 8 Deadline

The PPP loan can be forgiven in full if a business spends the funds on eligible expenses and meets employee retention requirements, like maintaining salary and hours and rehiring workers.

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04 Aug

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Testifies Before House Antitrust Committee

In the aftermath of the hearing, attorneys general from California and New York are partnering with the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Amazon’s online marketplace. 

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04 Aug
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Coalition of 11 Book Industry Associations Launch Official Book Industry Health Insurance Partnership

The BIHIP alliance with LIG Solutions aims to provide members from across the 11 associations with a choice of health insurance options.

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29 Jul
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ICYMI: ABA Partnership Will Provide Members Health Insurance Options, New Info Coming Soon

Booksellers should look for an email early next week from ABA with new information on the roll-out of ABA's health insurance partnership with LIG Solutions.

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22 Jul
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ABA Writes House Antitrust Subcommittee Ahead of July 27 Big Tech Hearing

Scheduled to testify at the hearing are the CEOs of Amazon (Jeff Bezos), Apple (Tim Cook), Facebook (Mark Zuckerberg), and Google (Sundar Pichai). This will mark Bezos’ first appearance before Congress.

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08 Jul
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to Testify at House Antitrust Hearing on July 27

After initially saying it would not send Bezos but rather “the appropriate executive” to testify, Amazon reversed course and said it was willing to make Bezos available.

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