“I’ve said many times that my plan for my first year at ABA, like so many people’s plans for 2020, was thwarted by the pandemic,” writes Hill. “Instead of the answers I came in with, I let questions guide ABA’s efforts this past year.”
ABA makes the case for investigating Amazon for antitrust violations, concluding that it is best for the country’s economy and its consumers that Amazon be broken up into at least four autonomous companies: retail, e-commerce marketplace platform, web services, and logistics.
The $1.9 trillion relief package builds on many of the same programs established by the CARES Act and subsequent relief bills. Here is an overview of some of the most important provisions for booksellers.
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.
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.