BTW - Week of April 1, 2020

01 Apr

A Letter From ABA Board President Jamie Fiocco

“Independent bookstores are more important than ever, our communities need us now (even if only through social media), and they will really need us as we begin to emerge from isolation and fear,” writes Fiocco.

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01 Apr
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How to Proceed With COVID-19 Financial Assistance

What you need to know: Act fast because demand for grants and loans will be high and funds will run out quickly.

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01 Apr

Preparing for an SBA Loan Application

Any small business that is planning to seek an SBA forgivable loan or grant during the COVID-19 crisis should be gathering its financial documentation now.

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01 Apr

ABA Joins Broad Coalition of Trade Associations in Urging Congress to Create COVID-19 Business Relief Fund

The Business and Employees Continuity and Recovery Fund would look to distribute federal funds and liquidity to impacted businesses and their employees.

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01 Apr
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ABA Postpones 2020 Children’s Institute

The 8th annual Children’s Institute, scheduled for June 22–24, 2020, will now take place in June 2021 at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona.

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01 Apr
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An Important Customer Support Update From IndieCommerce

During such a busy time, the IndieCommerce team is eager to help booksellers with their sites, but assistance may take a bit longer than usual.

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01 Apr

Share Your Store’s Status With ABA

Booksellers are asked to fill out a form to indicate whether their store is open or closed and what services the store is still offering.

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01 Apr

Highlighting the Helpers: Binc Delivers $50,000 to Booksellers in Need

Binc has stepped up amidst the coronavirus outbreak to give a total of $50,000 in funds during the week of March 23; the foundation projects a total of $100,000 in funds to be out the door by next week.

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01 Apr
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Booksellers Join Bookshop to Drive Online Sales Amidst COVID-19

Booksellers can join Bookshop as partners, which automatically receive 10 percent of the profit distribution pool from revenue generated by Bookshop, or as affiliates, where stores can earn up to 30 percent commission.

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01 Apr
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Edelweiss360 Available to All Treeline Analytics Stores at No Charge

Edelweiss360 helps booksellers create and send personal emails to customers with relevant title recommendations or events (including virtual ones).

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01 Apr

Read ABA’s Daily COVID-19 Updates

Since March 13, ABA has been sending critical information to booksellers several times per week. See all of the updates in the daily alert archive.

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01 Apr
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ABA Board Election Begins Today

All main store members of ABA were sent an email with a link to the ballot for the 2020 Board of Directors elections and biographical information on each of the candidates. Ballots are due April 30.

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01 Apr
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Join ABA’s April 7 Technology Meetup on Direct to Home Fulfillment From Ingram

As online shopping increases due to social distancing and readers staying at home, Ingram is joining ABA for a Technology Meetup to illustrate its Direct to Home service.

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01 Apr
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Join ABA’s April 9 Marketing Meetup on Virtual Events

With readers staying home and bookstores in various states of closure due to COVID-19, virtual events are quickly becoming one of the main ways stores are keeping their connection with customers. 

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01 Apr

Marketing Meetup Recap: Marketing Your Store to Schools

The session also covered ways bookstores can partner with schools amidst the coronavirus outbreak. 

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01 Apr
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The May 2020 Indie Next List Preview

Here are the 20 Indie Next Great Reads and 12 Now in Paperback titles featured on the May 2020 Indie Next List flier.

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01 Apr

Libro.fm’s April Audiobook Bestseller List and More News

Here, Libro.fm shares this month’s bestseller list as well as news about the next phase of the #ShopBookstoresNow campaign.

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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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