Beginning in January, ABA’s Monthly Box mailing schedule moved to every other month. Booksellers can become eligible to receive the boxes by nominating to the Indie Next List and reporting to the bestseller list.
Tuesday’s spike in the conversion rate typifies how quickly a news event (like Dr. Seuss titles being pulled from distribution by their publisher) can cause sudden and unexpected online traffic and sales.
Eligible bookstores are encouraged to apply for either their first or second draw PPP loan before the 14-day window closes. Bookstores can find a participating PPP lender through the SBA Lender Match tool.
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.