BTW - Week of April 8, 2020

08 Apr

#SaveIndieBookstores Raises $564,510 in First Week

Booksellers are encouraged to use provided digital assets to promote the campaign, including logos and social media images. The campaign ends April 30. 

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08 Apr
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Children’s Institute Refunds on the Way

Booksellers should contact the Westin La Paloma to cancel their hotel reservation, and keep an eye out for a refund of their Children’s Institute registration fee.

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08 Apr

Have You Applied for COVID-19 Federal Assistance? ABA’s Advocacy Team Wants to Hear From You

Let the advocacy team know about your experiences (positive or negative) so ABA can most effectively advocate for booksellers’ needs.

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08 Apr

Let ABA Know Your Store’s Status

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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08 Apr
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ABA Board Election Underway

The deadline for return of the ballots is Thursday, April 30. Election results will be announced in Bookselling This Week. The ballot also includes space for write-in candidates.

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08 Apr

How to Ensure the Quickest Delivery of Coronavirus Stimulus Checks

Those eligible for stimulus checks should ensure that they’ve provided the IRS with their direct deposit information. 

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08 Apr
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Find Waldo Local Postponed Until July 2021, With Digital Version in 2020

Although the physical campaign is on hold, Candlewick and the American Booksellers Association are working together to create a turnkey digital Waldo scavenger hunt for independent bookstores to host this summer.

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06 Apr

BookCon Virtual Read-a-Thon to Support Indie Bookstores

The event will feature more than 25 authors across all genres and invite viewers to make donations to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation to assist booksellers and bookstores affected by COVID-19.

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08 Apr

New COVID-Related Publisher Offers and Updates Available in Book Buyer’s Handbook

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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08 Apr

Highlighting the Helpers: Libro.fm Supports Booksellers

Libro.fm has stepped up to raise more than $73,000 for independent bookstores.

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06 Apr
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Ingram’s Consumer Direct Fulfillment and IndieCommerce

As the volume of IndieCommerce orders fulfilled by Ingram’s consumer direct fulfillment grows, the team has put together a video to answer questions and published an informative webpage.

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08 Apr

Technology Meetup Recap: Direct to Home Fulfillment From Ingram

Ingram's Direct to Home service allows booksellers to ship books to their customers’ doorsteps as an alternative to the in-store experience. 

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06 Apr
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ABA’s April 9 Marketing Meetup to Look at 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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