BTW - Week of October 7, 2020

05 Oct

October Is the New December: Tell Your Customers Now

Booksellers are invited to share these designs, which feature book-themed messaging as well as general small-business messaging, with fellow local businesses to encourage everyone to shop early and shop local.

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05 Oct
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October 22 Deadline for IndieCommerce Stores to Get New Credit Card Processor

Stores that have not switched over to their own credit card merchant account by October 22 will be charged a 4.5 percent service fee plus the new 1 percent commission.

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05 Oct
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October 26 Deadline for Independent Bookstore Day Logo Design Submissions

Proposed designs should work well horizontally and vertically, and capture the spirit of independent bookstores. A $500 prize is up for grabs.

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05 Oct
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October 30 Deadline to Nominate to the ABA Board: Blue Willow’s Valerie Koehler Shares Her Experience

The key, said former board member Valerie Koehler, is “to remember that you are there for all the shops, not just yours.” The process is open now for booksellers to nominate themselves or a colleague for the ABA Board of Directors.

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05 Oct
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Next “Top 10 Things to Know About...” Webinar to Look at ABA’s Fall Marketing Campaigns

The October 8 event will look at the “October Is the New December” materials as well as the upcoming campaign coordinated with DCX advertising.

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05 Oct
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Learn About Shipping Tools at October 8 Technology Meetup

Three bookseller panelists will discuss what shipping platforms and software they use, what their process is, and useful tips. All ABA member booksellers are invited to join.

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05 Oct

Four IndieCommerce Webinars to Help Booksellers Prepare for the Holiday Shopping Season

Topics include managing online orders in bulk; how to create, sell, and manage stock; marketing, gift guides, and wish lists; and doing business with schools and nonprofits.

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05 Oct
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Booksellers Advised to Watch for Fraudulent Online Orders

With the increase in online shopping this year, ABA has also seen a sharp spike in the number of fraudulent orders stores are losing money to.

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07 Oct

The Read Queen Opens in Old Town Lafayette

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Barbra Huntting and Deirdre Appelhans opened their bookstore in Colorado on June 20.

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07 Oct

Booksellers Celebrate Banned Books Week 2020

In the midst of a global pandemic for the many bookstores participating across the country, Banned Books Week looked a little different from previous years.

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07 Oct
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E-commerce Update: Conversion Rate Rises

An increase in the conversion rate was offset by a decrease in online traffic.

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07 Oct
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House Antitrust Subcommittee Releases Long-Awaited Big Tech Report

The subcommittee proposed changes to antitrust law to rein in Big Tech’s power. Among additional recommendations were ways to make it easier to go after dominant platforms for predatory pricing.

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07 Oct

Medicare Open Enrollment Begins Next Week: Contact LIG Solutions

ABA’s partnership with LIG Solutions gives members access to LIG’s extensive knowledge of the health insurance market, which helps members navigate a wide array of insurance options.

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06 Oct

The Top 10 Things to Know About: Leveraging Customer and Sales Data

Tips included: pay attention to data, track pre-orders and engagement with social media posts, collect unique information about customers, and more.

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06 Oct

Why Sales and Bestseller List Reporting Is Vital in 2020: An Overview

Booksellers learned about 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 and New York Times bestseller lists.

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05 Oct

Learn How to Launch Your IndieCommerce or IndieLite Site in Time for the Holiday Shopping Season

The IndieCommerce team has created two webinars to help booksellers on the IndieCommerce and IndieLite platforms prepare their sites for launch.

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06 Oct
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An Indies Introduce Q&A With Dante Medema

The Truth Project is something truly special that will grab hold of your heart and not let go,” said Lauren Nopenz Fairley of Curious Iguana.

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07 Oct

The Indie Romance 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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07 Oct

Libro.fm’s October 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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