BTW - Week of August 26, 2020

26 Aug

Indies Prepare to Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day Virtually, In-Person

“It’s a special time to be a locally owned, independent bookstore,” said Jennifer Massotti of Barrington Books, whose store will be celebrating on August 29. “We look forward to sharing the spotlight with the communities we serve.”

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25 Aug
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ABA Joins With Publishers to Launch Virtual Reading Series This Fall

The ABC Group at ABA will provide the event links, marketing materials, and educational resources that bookstores need to create community conversations around these virtual author events.

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26 Aug

September Meetups to Look at Holiday Marketing, Eventbrite

All ABA member booksellers are invited to participate in the Marketing and Technology Meetups.

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24 Aug
ABA Coffee Break

Join ABA for a Virtual Coffee Break on Buying Monthly

The ABA Coffee Break on Tuesday, September 1, will offer booksellers a chance to hear from a range of speakers as they discuss buying monthly versus seasonally.

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25 Aug

Diversity Decoder’s Linda Dunbar to Lead BIPOC Bookseller Coffee Break

The September 3 event provides a space for BIPOC — Black, Indigenous, or People of Color — booksellers and bookstore owners to gather for connection, support, community, resources, and networking.

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25 Aug
Nominations Begin September 2 for Board Directors

ABA Board of Directors Nomination Process Begins September 2

Nominating takes only a few minutes, and booksellers are welcome to self-nominate.

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25 Aug

Booksellers: Submit Nominations of Genre Titles for the Indie Next List

ABA is specifically seeking nominations for the genres of science fiction, fantasy, romance, mystery, thriller, comics and graphic works, and poetry.

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25 Aug
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Booksellers Wrap Up Find Waldo Local

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

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25 Aug
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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26 Aug

E-commerce Update: Online Sales Remain Strong

Although both the conversion rate and traffic dropped slightly last week, those decreases were offset by the increase in the average order value.

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25 Aug
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House Passes USPS Bill as Postmaster General Testifies Before Congress

The Delivering for America Act appropriated $25 billion to the USPS and would reverse operational changes made after January 1, 2020, that have slowed down mail delivery.

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25 Aug
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ABA’s LIG Health Insurance Webinar Recording Now Available

The offering with LIG Solutions will allow ABA members to gain access to LIG’s extensive knowledge of the health insurance market, which will help members navigate insurance options.

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25 Aug

Marketing Meetup Recap: Marketing Romance Books

Booksellers heard from several guest speakers about marketing romance books, who the romance reader is, who might be a romance reader, and more.

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25 Aug

Enabling Security Measures on Zoom for Virtual Events

As virtual events become more frequent in the era of social distancing, booksellers are encouraged to take precautions to avoid what has become known as “Zoombombing.”

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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.

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