BTW - Week of September 2, 2020

02 Sep

ABA Nominating Committee Opens Call for Board Candidates

Any ABA member may nominate a qualified candidate to stand for election to the ABA Board of Directors in 2021; self-nominations are also welcome.

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01 Sep
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ABA Launches “Top 10 Things to Know About...” Webinar Series

Each week, ABA will present a “Top 10 Things to Know About…” webinar, with each event covering a different topic.

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02 Sep
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Preparing for the 4th Quarter: What to Know and What to Do

Here, ABA CEO Allison Hill offers information on challenges booksellers may face heading into the 4th quarter as well as actions they can take to prepare for an uncertain holiday season.

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02 Sep
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Submit Now: ABA Seeks 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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01 Sep

ABA to Restart Indies Introduce Program for Summer/Fall 2021 Season

As part of the program, teams of booksellers (one from each region of the country for the adult panel and the kids’ panel) will read manuscripts for upcoming debut titles, meeting via Zoom from January to April 2021.

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01 Sep
Punching the Air book club: Wednesdays in October at 2:00 pm ET

Fall Virtual Reading Series Kicks Off With “Punching the Air” Authors Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam

Bookstores that are interested in bringing the free virtual book club to local educators, students, and readers of all ages can use the marketing materials supplied by ABA.

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01 Sep

Join the IndieCommerce Team for a Virtual Education Session at the Fall Regional Shows

The IndieCommerce team has developed several new features and upgrades to help stores manage their online sales.

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02 Sep

Sign Up for the September 3 BIPOC Bookseller Coffee Break

Booksellers and store owners interested in attending should email ABA for the Zoom information; this session has a session-specific password, so be sure to email for details.

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01 Sep
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Booksellers: Prepare for Health Insurance Open Enrollment This Fall

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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02 Sep

Booksellers Celebrate Virtually, In-Person for Sixth Annual Independent Bookstore Day

Stores used this Independent Bookstore Day to celebrate community and a love of reading both in-person and online. 

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31 Aug

Regional Bookselling Associations to Present Keynote Event With Rev. Al Sharpton

Booksellers are invited to join in on Tuesday, September 15, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET as Sharpton presents his book Rise Up: Confronting a Country at the Crossroads.

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02 Sep

Independent Bookstore Day Boosts Online Sales by 30 Percent

On Saturday, August 29, online sales were up more 30 percent over the previous Saturday, resulting in a sales revenue increase of 19.6 percent for the week ending September 1.

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02 Sep
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Top 10 Things to Know About: Buying Monthly

Booksellers can see the top tips for buying monthly as well as read a full recap of the event here, or view a recording of the session on the Education Resources page on BookWeb.org.

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31 Aug
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The October 2020 Indie Next List Preview

Here are the 20 Indie Next Great Reads and 12 Now in Paperback titles featured on the October 2020 Indie Next List flier.

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02 Sep
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02 Sep

The Indie Poetry Bestseller List

The American Booksellers Association’s specialty bestseller lists provide a current snapshot of what’s selling in indie bookstores nationwide.

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01 Sep

Libro.fm’s September Audiobook Bestseller List

The Monthly Audiobook Bestseller List is based on sales through hundreds of independent bookstore locations participating in the Libro.fm audiobook program.

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