BTW - Week of November 18, 2020

18 Nov

Celebrate Indies First on Small Business Saturday

Legendary news anchor Dan Rather will serve as this year’s spokesperson. Booksellers can take advantage of social media assets to promote Indies First as well as a range of special publisher offers.

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18 Nov
Shop Now, Shop Local

ABA’s Holiday Marketing Assets: Your One-Stop Shop for Promoting Shopping Local, Gift Cards, and More

To help booksellers encourage customers to shop with them throughout the remainder of the year, ABA has created a range of digital assets.

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17 Nov
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ABA Partners With Human Resources Service Provider Pinnacle HR

ABA bookstore members will receive a discounted hourly rate of $90 per hour for most HR services. There is no monthly rate and no startup fee. 

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17 Nov
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Vote Now on Proposed Association Bylaws Changes

Stores have until Friday, November 20, to vote on five items proposed by the Board of Directors.

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16 Nov
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Mark Your Calendar for December’s Virtual Coffee Breaks

A late-night Coffee Break for November was also added for this Thursday, November 19, at 8:00 p.m. ET.

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17 Nov

Shipping Tips for the Holiday Season From PartnerShip

Through the ABA shipping program with PartnerShip, stores can save 50 percent on FedEx shipping. 

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18 Nov
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E-commerce Update: Conversion Rate, Traffic Increase

The percentage of online customers completing a purchase at IndieCommerce and IndieLite websites increased from 4.92 percent to 6 percent. 

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17 Nov
Open enrollment ends December 15

Get Health Coverage Before Open Enrollment Ends December 15

To learn more about health coverage options, booksellers can contact American Booksellers Association membership health insurance partner LIG Solutions for a no-obligation health insurance assessment.

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17 Nov
Banned Books Week 2020: Censorship is a Dead End

Have Ideas for Next Year’s Banned Books Week Theme? We Want to Hear From You

The Banned Books Week Coalition is now planning next year’s event. Booksellers are encouraged to make their voices heard by submitting ideas for next year’s theme by Tuesday, December 1.

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18 Nov
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Top 10 Things to Know About: Remote Workers

Tips include establishing clear expectations and policies, ensuring staff have the necessary technology to perform their work remotely, creating work/life boundaries, and more.

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18 Nov

IndieCommerce and IndieLite Stores: Use Wish Lists This Holiday Season

Wish lists can be used to keep track of personal reading lists, holiday wish lists, and book fairs or donation book drives. 

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17 Nov
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IndieCommunication: New Credit Card Fraud Red Flag

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

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18 Nov
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A Q&A With Katherine May, Author of December’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

“Grab a cup of tea, find a cozy blanket, and burrow into this book of thoughtfulness and comfort,” said Emma Warren of Oblong Books & Music in Millerton, New York.

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18 Nov
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The Indie Comics & Graphic Works 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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17 Nov
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The Latest Audiobook News From Libro.fm

Here, Libro.fm highlights the top 10 audiobooks of 2020, free audiobooks available on Thanks-for-Giving weekend, and a quiz to help readers find their next book by an Indigenous author.

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