BTW - Week of December 2, 2020

02 Dec

Indie Bookstores Find New Ways to Celebrate Indies First/Small Business Saturday

“Indie bookstores are invaluable pillars of local communities. Many are struggling. Please support them during this crucial holiday shopping season,” tweeted 2020 Indies First spokesperson Dan Rather on Small Business Saturday.

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02 Dec
Dan Rather: What Unites Us, Wednesday, December 2, at 7:00 pm ET

Order Now: Indies First Spokesperson Dan Rather Signs Bookplates for Indie Bookstores

A national event featuring Rather will take place on Wednesday, December 2, at 7:00 p.m. ET on Zoom. Booksellers can share the registration link with customers now and encourage them to purchase Rather’s What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism

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02 Dec
ABA Coffee Break

Four Bookseller Coffee Breaks Coming Up in December

Each week, the American Booksellers Association hosts a live virtual Coffee Break forum where bookseller members can discuss any bookselling-related topics.

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02 Dec

’Tis the Season to Encourage Your Community to Shop Local

Keeping in the style of the “October/November is the new December” assets released earlier this year, new imagery reminds customers to shop locally, buy gift cards, and support their bookstores.

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01 Dec
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Make Your Voice Heard: Join ABA’s Booksellers Advisory Council

Recent work by the BAC includes judging the Independent Bookstore Day logo contest, mentoring booksellers at Winter Institute and Children’s Institute, and more.

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02 Dec
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Medicare Open Enrollment Ends December 7

During the Medicare open enrollment period, Medicare plan enrollees can make changes to their health insurance plan by switching, dropping, or adding coverage.

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02 Dec
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ReedPop Retiring Publishing Events BookExpo and BookCon

BookExpo, BookCon, and UnBound will not return in 2021, ReedPop announced on December 1.

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02 Dec
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E-commerce Update: Online Sales Soar Following Thanksgiving

IndieCommerce and IndieLite sites saw a 941.61 percent increase in revenue over the past seven days when compared to the same seven-day period last year.

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02 Dec
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IndieCommerce/IndieLite Stores: Take Advantage of Discount Coupons This Holiday Season

Booksellers can also reference two webinars on discount coupons for more information on how to use this feature on IndieCommerce and IndieLite sites. 

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01 Dec
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The January 2021 Indie Next List Preview

Here are the 20 Indie Next Great Reads and 12 now-in-paperback picks featured on the January 2021 Indie Next List flier.

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02 Dec
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Karen M. McManus on Winter Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “The Cousins”

“Another stellar mystery by Karen McManus, who doesn’t miss a beat as she takes on summer vacation rather than the schoolroom,” said Sami Thomason of Square Books.

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02 Dec
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The Indie Holiday Cooking & Entertaining 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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02 Dec
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The Latest Audiobook News From Libro.fm

Here, Libro.fm highlights the $170,000 made in audiobook sales at indie bookstores over Thanks for Giving weekend, plus shares the December ALCs and monthly bestsellers.

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