“Why Sales and Bestseller List Reporting Is Vital in 2020” will look at the increase of online sales in the indie channel this year and why it has become more important than ever to report to the Indie Bestseller Lists and the New York Times bestseller lists.
Webinars will be held on topics such as getting your IndieCommerce or IndieLite site ready for launch; how to create, sell, and manage stock; creating and promoting gift guides and wish lists; and more.
The Coffee Break meeting spaces for BIPOC — Black, Indigenous, or People of Color — booksellers and bookstore owners offer a virtual space to gather for connection, support, community, resources, and networking.
For this series, authors Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam will discuss their young adult novel, Punching the Air (Balzer + Bray), in hour-long talks moderated by Cliff Helm of Left Bank Books and Kathy Burnette of The Brain Lair bookstore.
Medicare’s open enrollment period for 2021 will run from October 15 to December 7; booksellers should prepare by contacting ABA membership health insurance partner LIG Solutions for a no-obligation health insurance assessment.
Penguin Random House has announced the launch of a new website to support families, educators, communities, organizations, and readers who are working to combat racism and end racial inequities in our daily lives.
The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.
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.