BTW - Week of December 16, 2020

15 Dec

Nominations Underway for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

Booksellers are invited to nominate themselves or a fellow bookseller to the committee, which serves as a sounding board and advisory council on issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, representation, and access facing the bookselling community and ABA.

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16 Dec
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E-commerce Update: Shipping Deadlines and Delays Affecting Online Sales

The decline coincides with shipping deadlines and reports of shipping delays affecting pre-Christmas delivery. Stores should now be promoting in-store or curbside pick-up for online sales if available.

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16 Dec

Macmillan Extends Promotional Terms Offered to Indies for COVID-19 Response

The Macmillan promotional terms, originally set to expire in December 2020, will now be extended through June 30, 2021, and include additional discounting offered on all orders placed and extended dating on orders.

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15 Dec
Let's Talk About Pre-Orders!

New Titles Added to ABA’s Pre-Order Calendar

The calendar features books with added value, such as signed copies and exclusive merchandise, as well as big titles that have good pre-order potential.

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

FedEx, UPS Rates to Rise in 2021

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

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15 Dec

The Potter’s House Wins Autumn Indie Playlist Display Initiative

The Indie Playlist in-store display and event months for 2021 are June, August, and October.

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15 Dec

PubWest Offering Discount for Indie Booksellers to Attend Virtual Conference

Booksellers can attend the conference, which will be held February 2-4, at a discounted member rate of $250 courtesy of PubWest.

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16 Dec
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Making a New Year’s Resolution? Check Out These Education Resources on BookWeb.org

BTW has compiled a list of some of the most helpful recent education resources and matched them with a potential resolution to jumpstart the new year.

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16 Dec

Bookseller Favorites: Marketing and Technology Meetups of 2020

From marketing romance books to using paid social media advertising, here are the favorite Marketing and Technology Meetups of this year.  

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16 Dec
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Booksellers Showcase Festive Displays

Booksellers took to social media over the past few days to share photos of how they’re decorating for the holiday season.

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16 Dec
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IndieCommunication: New Features and More for the Holiday Sales Season

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

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16 Dec
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A Q&A With Robert Jones Jr., Author of January’s Indie Next List Pick

Gage Tarlton of Flyleaf Books said, “I can’t wait for everyone to be as spellbound by this book as I am; it will stay with me forever.”

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15 Dec

March Indie Next List Nomination Deadline Extended

Booksellers planning to nominate titles for the March 2021 Indie Next List now have until Friday, January 8, to submit nominations.

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16 Dec
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The Indie Healthy Living 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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16 Dec
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The Latest Audiobook News From Libro.fm

Here, Libro.fm highlights how bookstores are faring this holiday season, how a 12-month audiobook membership lands your store $90, and the top audiobooks of 2020.

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