BTW - Week of January 6, 2021

06 Jan

ABA Member Booksellers’ To-Do List for January

This month, the American Booksellers Association is asking booksellers to take part in several important membership matters, each requiring just a couple of minutes to complete.

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05 Jan
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Booksellers Reflect on the Highs and Lows of 2020

In the final days of 2020, booksellers took to social media to reflect on an extraordinarily unprecedented year.

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06 Jan
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06 Jan
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Winter Institute Registration Opens January 7

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

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06 Jan

Talk Next Season’s Best New Titles at Virtual Buzz Books Editors Panel

The event will take place on Wednesday, January 27, and will be co-hosted by Roz Chast and Patricia Marx, with Jake Cumsky-Whitlock of Solid State Books as moderator.

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06 Jan
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Independent Bookstore Day Scheduled for April 24

The catalog of exclusive, literary-themed items will go live on the Independent Bookstore Day website on Friday, January 15. Booksellers have until Friday, February 5, to submit their orders.

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05 Jan

Special BIPOC Coffee Break/Forum Coming Up on January 14

This gathering combines the monthly BIPOC Coffee Break with the quarterly BIPOC forum so that booksellers can share ideas for future Coffee Breaks; needs for ABA services, programming, and support in general; and questions.

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04 Jan

ABA Coffee Breaks to Be Held Throughout January

ABA 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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05 Jan
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Join January Marketing and Technology Meetups

A Marketing Meetup will be held on Thursday, January 7, and a Technology Meetup will be held on Thursday, January 14. 

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05 Jan

Sign Up for Two Virtual Education Sessions on 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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05 Jan
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IndieCommerce Team to Launch Monthly Webinar Series

On the third Wednesday of each month, booksellers will have the opportunity to join a webinar to look at a particular feature of IndieCommerce or IndieLite sites. 

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04 Jan
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Nominate Yourself or a Colleague for the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

Nominees will be contacted on a rolling basis to inquire about their interest, answer questions, and request additional information if needed.

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06 Jan
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IndieCommerce Waiting List Opens

Booksellers who are looking for a new ecommerce-enabled website with a proven track record and a team dedicated to the needs of your bookstore can sign up today to learn more about IndieCommerce and IndieLite.

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05 Jan
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The February 2021 Indie Next List Preview

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

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06 Jan
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The Indie Poetry 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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06 Jan
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The Latest Audiobook News From Libro.fm

Here, Libro.fm highlights the January ALCs, a quiz for picking audiobooks, and author interviews with Agnes Borinsky and Sumi Hahn.

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