BTW - Week of March 18, 2020

18 Mar

ABA’s COVID-19 Toolkit for Independent Booksellers

As the COVID-19 outbreak begins to have a significant impact on small businesses, the American Booksellers Association is committed to providing as many resources as possible to independent bookseller members.

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18 Mar
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Fiscal Relief Initiatives for Small Businesses During COVID-19 Outbreak

Fiscal relief policy focused on business and individuals impacted by COVID-19 is extremely fluid right now; as such, ABA’s advocacy team will continue to share developments as they happen.

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18 Mar

Retailers’ Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19

Booksellers can learn about steps businesses should take to handle coronavirus here. 

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18 Mar

Publishers, Wholesalers, Vendors Offer Support for Booksellers

As independent booksellers weather the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, industry partners are working with ABA to offer stores grace periods, extended dating, additional discounts, and more.

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18 Mar

Binc Prepares for COVID-19 Assistance to Booksellers and Comic Retailers

The American Booksellers Association announced it would donate $100,000 to Binc, which is experiencing the highest number of requests for financial assistance in its history.

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18 Mar

Tips for Managing Cash Flow in a Crisis

As independent booksellers navigate the COVID-19 crisis, here are some ideas for managing cash flow in a time when sales — whether in-person or online — may be inconsistent.

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18 Mar

Sales Surge on IndieCommerce Sites as Readers Practice Social Distancing

The number of people purchasing books online from independent bookstores is increasing daily at an unprecedented pace, according to the IndieCommerce team. 

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18 Mar

Indie Bookstores Pivot to Boost Business During COVID-19 Outbreak

Stores are promoting online orders and offering low-cost or free shipping, in addition to curbside pickup. 

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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.

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