BTW - Week of July 22 2020

22 Jul

Virtual Children’s Institute a Hit Among Attendees

Over the course of two days, booksellers joined together for education sessions, keynotes, rep picks, and virtual hangouts to celebrate children’s books and bookselling.

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21 Jul
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Nomination Process Underway for Black Booksellers to Join ABA Board

Any ABA member may nominate a qualified candidate, and self-nominations are also welcome.

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21 Jul
ABA Coffee Break

Join ABA for a Virtual Coffee Break on IndieCommerce

The ABA Coffee Break held on Tuesday, July 28, will offer booksellers a chance to talk with the IndieCommerce team about what e-commerce platforms are available to members.

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21 Jul
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Ci8 Virtual Keynote: Isaac Fitzgerald on the Importance of Children’s Bookselling

“You bring literature, and with it, everything from hope to despair to rage to joy to the freedom of adventure, to the readers who need it more than anything," said Fitzgerald in his address to booksellers. 

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21 Jul

Ci8 in Conversation: Kwame Alexander and Jerry Craft on Their Lives as Writers

During the conversation, Alexander and Craft reflected on the importance of bookstores in their lives and their careers.

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21 Jul
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Independent Bookstore Day Masks and Mugs Now Available

Masks and mugs should be purchased by July 29 to ensure delivery by August 29, Independent Bookstore Day.

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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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22 Jul
Illustration of children playing with a parachute from You Matter by Christian Robinson

ABC Group Unveils 2020 Best Books for Young Readers Catalog Cover Art

An image from the picture book You Matter, written and illustrated by Christian Robinson, is featured on the cover of the 2020 catalog.

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22 Jul

E-commerce Update: Customers Continue to Make Online Purchases

The number of online customers completing purchases on IndieCommerce and IndieLite websites continues to be very high. 

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21 Jul
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July 30 Technology Meetup to Offer Tips About Virtual Platform Zoom

Zoom for Dummies author Phil Simon will provide his expert advice on Zoom, including best practices, tips, and answers to some commonly asked questions.

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21 Jul
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A Q&A With Charlotte McConaghy, Author of August’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

"Migrations is a book so beautiful it will leave you breathless. Breathless with cold despair, and breathless with pulsating life and hope," said Lisa Swayze of Buffalo Street Books.

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21 Jul

Send Your Customers ABA’s Summer Reading Group Guide E-newsletter

Booksellers can sign up to send a series of e-newsletters to customers, with each email featuring a selection of titles by genre. The next crop: nonfiction and historical fiction.

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21 Jul

The Latest Audiobook News From Libro.fm

Here, Libro.fm highlights author-owned bookstores, pairs coloring books with audiobooks, and shares an interview with author Leah Johnson.

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