BTW - Week of June 24, 2020

23 Jun
Isaac Fitzgerald

Blue Willow’s Cathy Berner on the Wonder of Author Isaac Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald, “an unapologetic supporter of indie bookstores and booksellers,” is the keynote speaker at this year’s virtual Children’s Institute, to be held July 15–16. Booksellers can register now.

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24 Jun

Virtual Children’s Institute to Feature ASL Interpretation

Handwriter Ink will be providing American Sign Language interpreting services for a number of events at Ci8, sponsored in part by Libro.fm.

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23 Jun
Children's Institute logo on laptop

Get on the Waitlist for the White Antiracist Allyship Workshop at Children’s Institute

This workshop focuses on the self-awareness, knowledge of historic and current racism, and skills necessary for white people to learn together. 

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22 Jun
Find Waldo Local

Find Waldo Local Digital Toolkit Available on BookWeb

Due to the coronavirus, Find Waldo Local, Candlewick’s longtime program supporting independent bookstores and promoting the shop local movement, is going digital for 2020.

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22 Jun
ABA, New York Times logos

New Ways to Report Sales to New York Times, Indie Bestseller Lists

These instructions are ideal for booksellers who have never reported to one or both of the lists; for booksellers who have never reported specifically their online sales to one or both lists; or for booksellers looking for a more streamlined process than what they are currently using.

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22 Jun
ABA Coffee Break

Join ABA for an Evening Coffee Break on Thursday, June 25

This regular live forum, now with a monthly evening session, offers booksellers the opportunity to talk with one another about any bookselling-related topics.

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23 Jun

Sign Up for the July 2 Marketing Meetup on Marketing Ideas From Small Stores

The month of July will feature a Marketing Meetup on marketing as a small store, plus two Technology Meetups, one on cyber insurance and the other on Zoom.

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23 Jun
A display at R.J. Julia Booksellers

Indie Bookstores Celebrate Pride Online

From book lists and displays to virtual events and throwbacks to last year's Pride, here are some of the ways indie bookstores are celebrating this year.

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24 Jun

E-commerce Update: Sales Trend Downward After Rush for Antiracism Titles

The drop in the conversion rate as well as the simultaneous drop in traffic may indicate that another shift in consumer behavior is occurring.

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22 Jun
Let's Talk About Pre-Orders!

New Titles Added to ABA’s Pre-Order Calendar

The calendar features books with added value, such as signed copies and exclusive merchandise, to entice customers to order from their local indie bookstore. 

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24 Jun

International Booker Prize Winner Announcement Rescheduled to August 26

The Booker Prizes have created a downloadable poster, booklet, and reading guide for stores to promote the shortlist, which was announced June 15.

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23 Jun
Dollar bills coming out of an envelope

SBA Rolls Out PPP Lender Match as June 30 Deadline Nears

The goal of the Lender Match tool is to connect small businesses that have yet to apply for or receive a PPP loan with eligible PPP lenders that cater to underserved and disadvantaged communities.

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23 Jun

Judge Denies Trump Administration’s Request to Halt Publication of Bolton Book

Following Judge Royce Lamberth’s ruling, Bolton’s book was published on Tuesday, June 23. Prior to that, more than 200,000 copies of the memoir had already been circulated. 

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24 Jun
IndieCommerce logo image

IndieCommerce Launches Integration With Point-of-Sale Vendors

Several point-of-sale vendors have implemented an automated solution that will allow stores to quickly and easily transfer online orders received by their IndieCommerce site into their POS system.

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22 Jun

IndieCommunication: IndieCommerce & IndieLite Refund Requests

The most recent email from the IndieCommerce team shares instructions for what information to include in a refund request, which will help ABA expedite these requests.

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23 Jun
Nine Shiny Objects by Brian Castleberry

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Brian Castleberry

Brian Castleberry’s debut novel Nine Shiny Objects “is a puzzle worth working out — don’t give up!” said Indies Introduce panelist Kappy Kling of HearthFire Books and Treats.

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