BTW - Week of March 25, 2020

25 Mar

Connecting With Fellow Booksellers During the COVID-19 Outbreak

ABA will host Zoom meetings every Tuesday and Thursday at 3:00 p.m. ET; in addition, booksellers can talk at any time of day in a dedicated Bookseller-to-Bookseller Forum on BookWeb.

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24 Mar
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“Wall Street Journal” Ad Aims to Boost Consumer Support of Local Businesses

The March 20 ad highlighted six ways to help keep neighborhood shops in business through the coronavirus outbreak.

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25 Mar

Senate Debate Continues for Federal Small Business Relief Passage

On the morning of March 25, Republican and Democratic leadership in the U.S. Senate said they had reached a deal on a $2 trillion stimulus package that provides support to small businesses.

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25 Mar

Department of Labor Holds Open Comment Period on COVID-19 Related Expanded Paid Leave

The comment period allows employers and employees to play a role in shaping the development of the Department of Labor’s compliance assistance materials and outreach strategies related to the implementation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

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25 Mar

IndieCommerce and IndieLite Sites See Record Sales

As readers practice social distancing amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, the IndieCommerce team reports that online sales revenue at IndieCommerce and IndieLite websites increased by 1,350 percent on March 23. 

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23 Mar

ABA Book Buyer’s Handbook Features COVID-Related Publisher Offers and Updates

Handbook users will find a collection of publisher-provided information related to the COVID-19 outbreak, including details about special offers, key contacts, ordering and returns policies, and more. 

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24 Mar

Highlighting the Helpers: HarperCollins Offers Support to Independent Bookstores

HarperCollins has donated $50,000 to Binc, as well as a full-page Wall Street Journal ad to ABA for its #SupportLocalNow campaign. 

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25 Mar

Booksellers Connect With Customers Through Virtual Events

As readers across the country practice social distancing and independent bookstores enter various states of closure, booksellers are finding new ways to stay connected with their customers and communities.

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23 Mar

Booksellers: Sign Up to Get Advance Copies at Home or Digitally

The April Box mailing has been cancelled, but booksellers can now opt in to receive digital and/or physical galleys and ARCs from publishers. 

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25 Mar

Taking Care of Ourselves and Each Other During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Here, ABA has collected a number of tips for self-care during our day-to-day lives as well as sources for virtual therapy, mental health hotlines, and calming apps.

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25 Mar
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IndieCommunication: If Your Store Is Forced to Temporarily Close

The most recent update from the IndieCommerce team illustrates how to use Ingram for fulfilling orders submitted on your IndieCommerce site.

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23 Mar
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BookExpo Postponed to July

BookExpo will now be held July 22–24 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.

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23 Mar
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Independent Bookstore Day Moves to August 29

Independent Bookstore Day, the national celebration of independent bookstores, will tentatively take place on August 29, 2020. Here are some important updates.

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