BTW - Week of December 23, 2020

21 Dec

ABA Coffee Breaks to Return January 5

In 2021, the American Booksellers Association will continue hosting virtual Coffee Break events for member booksellers who would like to connect and talk with their colleagues from across the country.

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21 Dec
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Marketing and Technology Meetups Slated for January

The American Booksellers Association will once again host Marketing and Technology Meetups for member booksellers in 2021.

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21 Dec

January Virtual Education Sessions to Cover School Partnerships

A January 13 education session will look at building school partnerships, while the January 27 session will focus on planning book fairs. 

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21 Dec

Library Journal Offering Course on Cultivating an Antiracist Workplace

Sessions will focus on collection development, collection management, merchandising and displays, programming, outreach, and more.

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22 Dec
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What Booksellers Need to Know About the $900 Billion Relief Bill

On Sunday, December 20, Congress struck a deal on a $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill. Here are some of the main takeaways for booksellers.

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21 Dec
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Bookselling This Week Goes on Holiday

Due to the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays, this is the final issue of Bookselling This Week for 2020. BTW will return to its regular Wednesday schedule on January 6, 2021.

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21 Dec

Remember to Nominate for the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

Members of the DEIC are appointed by ABA staff with recommendations from the current DEIC committee and nominations from members. Booksellers can also self-nominate for the committee.  

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23 Dec
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E-commerce Update: Entering the Post-Holiday Shopping Season

IndieCommerce and IndieLite stores are in the midst of a normal seasonal reduction in traffic and online sales, which is reflected in the daily drop in the e-commerce conversion rate.

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23 Dec

Binc’s Pam French Named Publishers Weekly Notable Person for 2020

“I see this recognition as an honor that belongs to all of you who have embraced Binc’s mission and made Binc your foundation,” French said. 

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21 Dec

Spiegel & Grau Launches as Independent Publisher

Books will be at the center of the company, which will publish 15 to 20 titles per year, but it will also produce original audio content and bring works from print or audio to film and TV.

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21 Dec
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Best Reports to Run When Creating an Annual Budget

ABA Chief Financial Officer and former owner of Towne Book Center & Cafe PK Sindwani offers booksellers a look at the best reports to run in order to inform their upcoming year’s budget.

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22 Dec
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IndieCommunication: New Features and Upgrades

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

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22 Dec
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The Furry Faces of Bookselling: Holiday Edition

Take a look at how the furry friends of bookselling are getting ready for the holidays. 

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