BTW - Week of September 9, 2020

09 Sep

ABA to Present Two Virtual Education Sessions on Sales and Bestseller Reporting

Booksellers can sign up now for a virtual education session, to be presented September 29 and October 2, that will feature an overview of the benefits of reporting in-store and online sales and bestsellers.

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09 Sep
Top 10 Things to Know About...

“Top 10 Things to Know About...” Webinar Series Continues on September 10

On Thursday, September 10, at 3:00 p.m. ET, ABA will present the next in the series, “The Top 10 Things to Know About: Managing Cash Flow,” featuring ABA CFO PK Sindwani.

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09 Sep

Top 10 Things to Know About: Ordering Calendars and Nonreturnables

Booksellers recommend planning ahead, ordering early, seeking out lower minimums, being rigorous about markdowns, and more this holiday season.

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09 Sep

Marketing Meetup Recap: Holiday Marketing

Guest speakers discussed how to encourage customers to buy early, best ways to communicate with customers, programs and materials to boost sales, and more.

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08 Sep
Nominate Now for the ABA Board of Directors Election

Nominate Now: Who Do You Think Should Be on the ABA Board of Directors?

Nominating takes only a couple of minutes via a webform that asks just two questions about the potential candidate.

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

Get a Carton of Signed Copies for “Punching the Air” Virtual Reading Series

HarperCollins has made available 50 eight-copy cartons of signed editions of Punching the Air for booksellers to offer to their customers during the October virtual reading series.

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08 Sep
Independent Bookstore Day, August 29, 2020

Independent Bookstore Day Survey Responses Due September 10

ABA is asking the 600+ bookstores that participated in Independent Bookstore Day on August 29 to share feedback about the event.

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08 Sep

Watch Independent Bookstore Day Author Events Anytime

Booksellers can share with customers recordings of all of the author events that took place on Independent Bookstore Day, August 29.

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08 Sep

Sign Up for the September 10 Technology Meetup on Eventbrite

All ABA member booksellers are invited to participate in upcoming Marketing and Technology Meetups; recordings of each event are featured in the Education Resources section on BookWeb.

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09 Sep
ABA Coffee Break

Join Your Colleagues Every Tuesday for a Virtual Coffee Break

This regular live forum offers booksellers the opportunity to talk with one another about any bookselling-related topics.

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08 Sep
Banned Books Week 2020: Censorship is a Dead End

Prepare for Banned Books Week with Ingram Discounts and Virtual Programming Ideas

Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read, will be held September 27 to October 3 and will feature the theme “Censorship Is a Dead End.”

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08 Sep

CDC Announces Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions

The CDC’s order does not waive payment obligations or prohibit fees, penalties, or interest for failure to pay. In other words, rent is not cancelled or forgiven. It also does not provide funds for rent relief.

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09 Sep
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E-commerce Update: End-of-Summer Online Sales Decline

Fewer people were online for the three-day holiday weekend when compared to the previous week. 

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09 Sep

Sign Up to Send the Indie Next List E-Newsletter to Your Customers

The September Indie Next List e-newsletter, featuring the month’s 20 titles with bookseller quotes in addition to a Q&A with the #1 pick, was sent to more than 694,000 customers at 180 ABA member stores.

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08 Sep
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09 Sep
Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Tracy Deonn

Tracy Deonn is the author of the contemporary young adult fantasy Legendborn, a Summer/Fall 2020 Indies Introduce young adult debut selection and a Fall 2020 Kids’ Indie Next List pick.

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