BTW - Week of February 3, 2021

02 Feb

ABA Launches Interactive Calendar to Display Upcoming Events

Booksellers can visit the ABA Events Calendar to see the wide range of ABA events on tap for the coming months, including Coffee Breaks, Marketing and Technology Meetups, institutes, virtual education, and more. 

Read More
03 Feb
Winter Institute Logo: Virtual World, Real Booksellers, February 18-20, 2021

Chat With Authors During Virtual Socials at Winter Institute

Booksellers are invited to chat with authors in unmoderated, open discussion rooms at Wi16; ABA is also seeking booksellers to act as host for these rooms. 

Read More
03 Feb

Have Fun While Supporting the Binc Foundation

Trivia enthusiasts are invited to a Virtual Trivia Night on February 20. Players do not have to be booksellers or registered for Winter Institute to attend. The deadline to sign up is February 17.

Read More
02 Feb

Meet With the IndieCommerce Team One-on-One at Winter Institute

Booksellers can sign up now for virtual one-on-ones with members of ABA’s IndieCommerce team, open to current IndieCommerce and IndieLite members as well as to non-members.

Read More
03 Feb

Plan a Successful 2021 at Winter Institute

The February 19 session will cover monitoring or creating a budget, responding to changing business conditions, managing cash flow, and monitoring important benchmarking data to track progress and meet yearly goals.

Read More
03 Feb

Learn About Creating an Accessible and Equitable Work Environment at Wi16

The conversation will center on a chapter of Dr. Stephanie Pinder-Amaker and Dr. Lauren Wadsworth’s book, Did That Just Happen?!: Beyond “Diversity” ― Creating Sustainable and Inclusive Organizations.

Read More
03 Feb
American Booksellers Association logo

ABA Board to Hold Dedicated Coffee Breaks to Hear from Booksellers

Coffee Breaks on February 10, March 10, and April 14 offer booksellers a forum to share questions, comments, and concerns with the ABA Board of Directors.

Read More
02 Feb
IndieCommerce logo on computer screen

IndieCommerce Institute 2021 to Offer IndieCommerce, IndieLite Seminars

The institute will be held Wednesday, March 17, to Thursday, March 18, and will be free of charge. Registration opens on February 10.

Read More
02 Feb

February 5 Deadline to Order Independent Bookstore Day Merchandise

Booksellers can use the order form to sign up to participate in Bookstore Day and/or place orders for items to sell during the event.

Read More
02 Feb
Advocacy logo

Join ABA for a February 22 Antitrust Webinar With Rep. Cicilline

“Reining in Monopoly Power: Small Businesses and the Push to Strengthen Antitrust Laws” is an opportunity for booksellers to learn about recent antitrust updates and participate in a live Q&A.

Read More
02 Feb

Coffee Breaks Scheduled Throughout February

Seven more Coffee Breaks will take place this month. Join for an opportunity to talk with booksellers from across the country.

Read More
02 Feb
ABA Meetups Logo

Sign Up for February’s Marketing and Technology Meetups

A Marketing Meetup on Edelweiss360 will be held on Thursday, February 4, and a Technology Meetup on Constant Contact will be held on Thursday, February 11. 

Read More
03 Feb
American Booksellers Association logo

ABA 101: Bookseller Committees

Here is a list of some of the committee and task force names ABA members might come across in our communications as well as how to join these bookseller committees.

Read More
03 Feb
Cartoon of a shopping cart on a laptop screen

E-commerce Update: Sales Remain Steady Despite Winter Storms

Traffic over the past seven days was up 5.5 percent vs. the previous seven days.

Read More
03 Feb
ABA Education logo

Booksellers Talk Virtual, In-School, and In-Store Book Fairs

During the session, booksellers heard about planning virtual book fairs. A session on planning in-person book fairs will be held on Wednesday, February 10, at 2:00 p.m. ET.

Read More
02 Feb

ABA Invites Booksellers to Suggest Education Topics, Speakers for Upcoming Events

ABA is inviting booksellers to offer suggestions year-round about education topics, panelists, and speakers via a new form.

Read More
03 Feb
IndieCommerce logo image

ICYMI: Watch IndieCommerce Webinar on Web Design Now

The January 27 webinar covered the basics of using out-of-the-box themes and templates on IndieCommerce sites

Read More
02 Feb

IndieCommunication: Redecorate Your Website, One-on-Ones, and Flash Sales

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

Read More
02 Feb
March 2021 Indie Next List flier featuring We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker

The March 2021 Indie Next List Preview

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

Read More
02 Feb
Winter 2020-2021 Reading Group Guide

February 4 Deadline to Send Customers ABA’s Winter Reading Group Guide E-newsletter

Stores have until February 4 to sign up to send the second installment of a digital version of the flier to their customers, featuring Family and Coming of Age, Nonfiction and Memoir, Mystery/Thriller, and Other Worlds titles.

Read More
03 Feb
Indie Bestseller logo

The Indie Romance Bestseller List

The American Booksellers Association’s specialty bestseller lists provide a current snapshot of what’s selling in indie bookstores nationwide.

Read More
02 Feb
Libro.fm logo

The Latest Audiobook News From Libro.fm

Here, Libro.fm shares its latest bestseller list and ALCs up for grabs, audiobooks by Black authors, staff picks, and more.

Read More

About ABA

The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.

Contact

PRESS CONTACT: Dan Cullen (dan@bookweb.org)

MEMBER and MEMBERSHIP INQUIRIES: info@bookweb.org

INDIECOMMERCE: staff@bookweb.org

ALL OTHER INQUIRIES: info@BookWeb.org

 

 

Copyright 2019 American Booksellers Association. BookWeb is a registered trademark of ABA.
Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy, Accessibility Statement