BTW - Week of March 3, 2021

02 Mar

Revisit the Winter Institute: New Recordings Available Now

All three keynote sessions from Winter Institute, in addition to three education sessions and several rep picks videos, are available now on BookWeb for ABA member booksellers.

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01 Mar
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Next ABA Board Coffee Break Scheduled for March 10

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

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02 Mar
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Winter Institute Survey Deadline Extended to Friday, March 5

Booksellers who attended the virtual Winter Institute are encouraged to fill out the post-event survey as soon as possible.

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03 Mar

Join an ABA Education Session on Operational Workflow: Returns

The Thursday, March 11, education session will feature a conversation on the returns process and how to best navigate the what, when, and how of returns.

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01 Mar
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IndieCommerce Institute Registration Closes March 10

The IndieCommerce seminar is now full, but there are spots available in the IndieLite seminar.

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01 Mar
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Sign Up for the March 4 Marketing Meetup on Poetry Books

Later this month, ABA will also host a Technology Meetup on the easy-to-use online design platform Canva.

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01 Mar

ABA’s Coffee Breaks Continue in March

Regular Coffee Breaks are held every Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. ET, as well as the last Thursday of the month at 8:00 p.m. ET. All booksellers are invited to join.

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03 Mar
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ABA 101: Navigating BookWeb.org

Here, ABA points out some of the key places to find education and information on BookWeb.org. 

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02 Mar

New Monthly Box Mailing Schedule Underway

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.

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03 Mar
Winter Institute Logo: Virtual World, Real Booksellers, February 18-20, 2021

Wi16 Education: New Labor Laws and Best Practices in the Time of COVID

Pinnacle Human Resources President Rose Miller and Senior HR Consultant John Kelly highlighted best practices for managing staff in the age of COVID.

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03 Mar

Financial Series Part II Recap: Bookkeeping 101

This session is part two in a three-part financial planning series for bookstores; booksellers can sign up now for part three, which will look at managerial accounting.

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01 Mar

Applications Open for Binc Foundation Higher Education Scholarship Program

Binc will again this year award seven $3,500 scholarships to the dependents of bookstore and comic shop employees and one Karl Pohrt Tribute Scholarship award of $5,000.

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03 Mar

Binc honored with LA Times Book Prizes Innovator’s Award

The Innovator’s Award “spotlights efforts to bring books, publishing, and storytelling into the future.” Binc is being recognized for the work the foundation did at the height of the COVID pandemic. 

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03 Mar
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E-commerce Update: A Rush for Dr. Seuss Titles

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.

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01 Mar

FedEx Small Business Grant Contest Offers Up to $50,000

Booksellers can enter the contest by writing a short profile that highlights their bookstore’s unique story; entries will be accepted through March 9.

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03 Mar
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Apply for PPP Before the Two-Week Priority Window Ends March 9

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.

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02 Mar
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The April 2021 Indie Next List Preview

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

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03 Mar
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The Indie Sci-fi & Fantasy 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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02 Mar
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The Latest Audiobook News From Libro.fm

Here, Libro.fm shares suggestions for audiobooks by female authors, plans for free audiobooks for Independent Bookstore Day, and the March bestsellers and ALCs.

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