BTW - Week of March 10, 2021

09 Mar

Sign Up for POS User Groups to Talk With Vendors

On Wednesday, March 24, booksellers are invited to talk with a number of point-of-sale vendors to discuss their current operations or learn about alternative system providers.

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09 Mar
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Last Call to Register for IndieLite Seminar

The IndieCommerce seminar at the 2021 IndieCommerce Institute is now full, but there are spots available in the IndieLite seminar, taking place on March 18.

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09 Mar

Operational Workflow Education Session to Look at 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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09 Mar

Talk With Colleagues During ABA’s Coffee Breaks

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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09 Mar
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March 11 Marketing Meetup to Offer Basic Tips on Using Canva

This session will include a review of graphic image platform Canva, plus a demonstration of customizing a marketing asset by ABA Graphic and Web Designer Melissa Napolitano.

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09 Mar
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ABA Membership Dues Renewal Deadline Approaches

Last week, ABA announced that the deadline for renewing dues has been extended to Monday, March 15, to ensure that members who have not yet paid do not lose benefits.

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10 Mar
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E-commerce Update: Sales Remain Steady

Following a big news day regarding Dr. Seuss, IndieCommerce sales have remained steady. 

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03 Mar
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Wi16 Education: All You Need Is Love: LGBTQ+ Romance

“As queer romance novelists,” David Levithan said, “just as we approach love in a different way and have so many options as to how we approach love and how it intersects with identity, we also have a lot of options when writing about our own love stories.”

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10 Mar

Wi16 Education Recap: Neurodiversity at Work

This session featured a panel of neurodiverse individuals and advocates who provided context for individuals seeking to learn more about neurodiversity and the challenges and concerns neurodiverse employees and customers may face in the store.

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10 Mar

Wi16 Education Recap: Hand-selling/Upselling in a Hybrid World

Bookseller panelists discussed how they've used the new hybrid world of bookselling to their advantage by making efficient email marketing campaigns; creating dynamic, community-focused virtual events; and more. 

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10 Mar

New Winter Institute 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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10 Mar

Financial Series Part III: Managerial Accounting

The last in a three-part series, this session focused on managerial accounting and was hosted by ABA's PK Sindwani and Ana Gonzalez. 

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10 Mar

Marketing Meetup Recap: Marketing Poetry Books

Danny Caine of Raven Book Store told attendees that his poetry section "pays his store's utitlities."

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09 Mar

Booksellers: 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.

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09 Mar

PPP Changes for Sole Proprietors, Self-Employed Individuals

Self-employed business owners with no employees can now elect to calculate their maximum PPP loan using their 2019 or 2020 gross income rather than net profit.

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29 Mar
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An Updated List of Federal COVID Relief Available + Deadlines

The deadline to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program has been extended through May 31. Booksellers are encouraged to look through the full list of relief to ensure they are not leaving money on the table.

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09 Mar
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IndieCommunication: Try Out the New “Ask a Bookseller” Feature

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

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10 Mar
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Courtney Summers on Spring Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “The Project”

"I dare you to pick up this brilliant novel about two sisters and a mysterious cult — you won’t be able to put it down," said Cristina Russell of Books & Books,

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09 Mar
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The Latest Audiobook News From Libro.fm

Here, Libro.fm shares a quiz to find audiobooks by female authors, the Audie Awards finalists, and the best apps for bookworms.

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