BTW - Week of November 11, 2020

11 Nov

Winter Institute 2021 Goes Virtual

The American Booksellers Association’s 2021 Winter Institute will now be held virtually from Thursday, February 18, through Saturday, February 20.

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11 Nov
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ABA Member Stores Invited to Vote on Proposed Association Bylaws Changes

The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors has proposed five items for member stores to vote on; one vote per store will be accepted, and votes are due November 20.

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10 Nov
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Revisit ABA’s “Top 10 Things to Know About…” Series for Fourth-Quarter Tips

Videos and writeups are available for sessions on morale boosters and self-care, creating safe and profitable virtual events, curbside pickup and delivery services, cash flow, and more.

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11 Nov

Monthly Box Schedule Changes to Every Other Month in 2021

Booksellers can become eligible to receive the boxes by nominating to the Indie Next List and reporting to the bestseller list.

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09 Nov
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Digital Version Available Now for Store Websites: Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

Bookstores that do not utilize IndieCommerce or IndieLite for their store’s website may download the complete title list, ISBNs, and catalog graphics on BookWeb.

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10 Nov
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Publishers Offer Specials on Stock, Shipping This Holiday Season

To help booksellers with critical fourth-quarter sales, a number of publishers have launched special offers on titles as well as rapid replenishment for shipping. 

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10 Nov

Binc Announces Online Holiday Gift Guide

Featuring an assortment of gifts, the guide includes items that give back to Binc and therefore support booksellers in need.

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11 Nov
Open enrollment ends December 15

Health Insurance Open Enrollment in Full Swing; Contact LIG Solutions Before the Holiday Rush

As stores prepare for a busy holiday season, booksellers are encouraged to contact ABA membership health insurance partner LIG Solutions for health coverage before the holiday rush.

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10 Nov

University Presses “Raise UP” Vital Authors & Subjects During University Press Week

The Association of University Presses has chosen “Raise UP” as the theme for this year’s University Press Week, which runs from Monday, November 9, through Sunday, November 15.

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11 Nov
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E-commerce Update: Online Sales and Traffic Recovering Post-Election

Online traffic to IndieCommerce and IndieLite websites dropped by 33.41 percent on Election Day, November 3.

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09 Nov

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

The November 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 683,000 customers at 179 ABA member stores.

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09 Nov
ABA Coffee Break

Join Your Colleagues Every Tuesday for a Virtual Coffee Break

These virtual events, open to all ABA member booksellers, offer an opportunity to talk about any bookselling-related topics.

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10 Nov
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November 12 Technology Meetup to Feature Open Conversation

This is the final meetup of 2020; a new series of Marketing and Technology meetups will begin in 2021.

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

November Reading Series on “When They Call You a Terrorist” Underway

The event is free to all who would like to attend. Donations are being taken in support of Black Lives Matter Global Foundation.

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11 Nov

Registration Underway for Professional Bookselling Certification Program

Booksellers from across the country are welcome to register now for NAIBA’s Professional Bookseller Certification program; event management is the first of six courses in the program.

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10 Nov

Sign Up for November 13 Book Group Picks Speed-Dating

The event, hosted by ReadingGroupGuides.com, will feature representatives from 18 large, medium-sized, and small publishers sharing selections that book groups will want to know about and discuss.

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10 Nov
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IndieCommunication: Credit Card Processing Tutorial and Red Flags for Fraud

Here’s the latest news for booksellers using ABA’s IndieCommerce and IndieLite e-commerce platforms.

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11 Nov
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ABA’s Health Insurance Open Enrollment Webinar Now Available

The 45-minute webinar offered an overview of the health program; health insurance coverage options, including the benefits landscape for employers; Open Enrollment and beyond; and how to access ABA’s membership benefit program.

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10 Nov
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Stay Engaged With Customers on Social Media During the Holidays

Overall social media usage has increased during the pandemic, with the average engagement with posts per day increasing across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.

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11 Nov
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Marketing Meetup Recap: Open Conversation

Discussion topics included marketing strategies that worked, favorite sessions from the year, and more.

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10 Nov
Kids' Indie Next List

The Winter 2020-2021 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview

Here is a preview of the 50 titles on the Winter 2020-2021 Kids’ Indie Next List flier, arriving at stores in the upcoming Kids’ Box mailing.

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11 Nov
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The Latest Audiobook News From Libro.fm

Here, Libro.fm highlights a holiday collection from Jon Klassen to benefit Binc, an author interview with Emmanuel Acho, and an author guide to marketing audiobooks.

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About ABA

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.

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