BTW - Week of October 21, 2020

21 Oct

National Conversation Continues Around #BoxedOut Campaign and Indie Bookstores

Since its launch on Tuesday, October 13, the American Booksellers Association’s national #BoxedOut campaign has reached millions of people and continues to be shared across all types of media.

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20 Oct
November Is the New December

New Designs Available: November Is the New December

As October turns to November, ABA has created a fresh set of designs to encourage customers to shop early and shop local.

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19 Oct
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Deadline Nears for IndieCommerce Stores Migrating to New Credit Card Processor

Stores now have until November 1 before they will be charged a 4.5 percent service fee as well as the new 1 percent commission fee.

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20 Oct
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Former ABA President Ann Christophersen on Serving on the ABA Board of Directors

“Serving on the ABA board was an altogether wonderful opportunity and experience,” said Christophersen. “It was extremely gratifying to try to solve the important issues facing independent bookstores.”

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20 Oct
Top 10 Things to Know About...

De-escalation to Be the Focus of Upcoming “Top 10 Things to Know About...” Webinars

These sessions, which have limited capacity, will cover a range of de-escalation techniques that are particularly relevant in the context of our current political and social environment. Booksellers should sign up now. 

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19 Oct
When They Call You a Terrorist Virtual Reading Series, November 5 and 19

Booksellers: Invite Customers to Register for November Reading Series on “When They Call You a Terrorist”

Booksellers can share the link with customers and begin encouraging signups and book purchases now. During registration, attendees can opt to donate to the Black Lives Matter Global Network. 

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20 Oct
Coronavirus Resources for Booksellers

Revisit ABA’s COVID-19 Toolkit for Independent Booksellers

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to have a significant impact on small businesses, booksellers should revisit ABA’s archive of information for steps to take now and resources for reopening.

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21 Oct
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E-commerce Update: #BoxedOut Campaign Drives Online Sales & Traffic

An e-commerce conversion rate increase to 5.36 percent, along with a 9.63 percent increase in traffic during the same period, resulted in an average increase in revenue of 26.13 percent for the week ending October 20.

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20 Oct
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Top 10 Things to Know About: Creating Safe and Profitable Events

From evaluating platform security to leveraging local connections, this session offered booksellers tips, tricks, and guidance on how to create events in the new digital world.

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21 Oct
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The Indie Mystery & Thriller 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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20 Oct

The Latest Audiobook News From Libro.fm

Here, Libro.fm highlights Native American Heritage Month, Latinx and Hispanic authors, and the need to #ShopLocalBookstores.

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