BTW - Week of July 29, 2020

29 Jul

Last Call to Nominate Black Booksellers to Join ABA Board of Directors

Members have until Tuesday, August 4, at 11:59 p.m. ET to nominate Black booksellers to be appointed to the Board; self-nominations are also welcome.

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29 Jul
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A Report on the July 2020 ABA Board Meeting

Among other business at their meeting, the American Booksellers Association's Board of Directors heard from President Jamie Fiocco in her activities on behalf of the association and from CEO Allison Hill on her activities since the last full Board meeting.

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23 Jul
ABA Coffee Break

Join ABA for an Evening Coffee Break on Thursday, July 30

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 Jul

ABA Continues BIPOC Coffee Break Series on August 6

The August 6 virtual forum, a non-hosted event without an ABA facilitator or staff person, is intended to offer a meeting space for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color booksellers.

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28 Jul

Upcoming ABA Coffee Break to Focus on Current Wage and Labor Requirements

The session will take place on August 11, and will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET.

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23 Jul
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Children’s Institute Videos, Session Recaps Now on BookWeb

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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29 Jul

Share Your Plans for Independent Bookstore Day

Independent Bookstore Day will take place on Saturday, August 29.

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27 Jul

Sign Up to Host an Author Event With TV Personality Jay Manuel

Jay Manuel's tour launches on August 3; booksellers interested in hosting an event should contact Wordeee. 

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23 Jul
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Black Voices Promotional Print Catalog Available to Indie Booksellers

Matchbook Marketing and Franklin Web Printing are producing an eight-page print newsletter promoting Black authors across all genres that is available to booksellers for $29.50 for 250 copies.

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27 Jul

A Q&A With Author Linda Kass, Owner of Gramercy Books

Linda Kass, owner of Gramercy Books in Bexley, Ohio, will release her second novel, A Ritchie Boy, on September 1 (She Writes Press).

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27 Jul

Find Waldo Digital Continues

This year’s digital campaign is running the entire summer, from July 1 to August 31.

 

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23 Jul
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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29 Jul

E-commerce Update: Online Traffic Still High

Despite some decreases, the number of online customers completing purchases on IndieCommerce and IndieLite websites continues to be very high. 

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29 Jul

The Booker Prize Announces Longlist

This year's longlist features Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid, the #1 Indie Next List pick in January 2020. 

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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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29 Jul
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IndieCommunication: Credit Card Processing

This IndieCommunication covers credit card processing, as well as Indie Next List banner ads. 

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28 Jul
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Sign Up for August Marketing, Technology Meetups

Upcoming meetups will focus on paid social media advertising, Crowdcast, and marketing romance books.

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