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04 Jan

ABA Condemns President Trump’s Demand to Halt Publication of Wolff Book

Lawyers for President Trump are demanding that publisher Henry Holt “cease and desist” from the publication of a new book by Michael Wolff about the president. The publisher has announced it will publish on January 5, and ABA CEO Oren Teicher has issued a statement calling the demand a “dangerous precedent” and strongly defending the publisher.

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24 Feb
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E-commerce Update: Conversion Rate Increases

Although more bookstores are open to walk-in traffic, the increase in online sales may be due to winter weather forcing people to stay indoors and online across the U.S. 

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24 Feb
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Share Your Thoughts on the Indie Next List

As part of ABA’s periodic review of its products, campaigns, and services, booksellers are asked to share their feedback on the Indie Next List program. The deadline is March 1.

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24 Feb
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ABA Membership Year Ends; Renew Your Dues Now

The membership year for all members is February 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022. The renewal process only takes a minute. 

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23 Feb
Let's Talk About Pre-Orders!

New Titles Added to ABA’s Pre-Order Calendar

The calendar features books with added value, such as signed copies and exclusive merchandise, as well as big titles that have good pre-order potential.

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17 Feb
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E-commerce Update: Shifting Shopping Behavior

A drop in the ecommerce conversion rate that we are now seeing may be the result of COVID infection rates rapidly dropping across the U.S.

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15 Feb
The Booksellers Insurance Program

LIBRIS Insurance Program Starts a New Chapter

The Booksellers Insurance Program (formerly LIBRIS) covers books — and booksellers — with insurance specialized for independent bookstores.

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15 Feb

ABA Announces New Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Members

Nine booksellers have been selected to join the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee.

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10 Feb
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E-commerce Update: Conversion Rate Jumps

The conversion rate was up 39.47 percent vs. the previous week, while sales revenue over the past seven days was down 12.07 percent vs. the previous week. 

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09 Feb

Start Making Plans for Independent Bookstore Day

Booksellers planning to participate in Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 24, can check out a number of ideas for virtual and in-person celebrations to get the inspiration flowing.

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08 Feb
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Renew Your ABA Dues Now

Membership with ABA ended on January 31, 2021, so booksellers are encouraged to complete their dues renewal form on BookWeb to ensure they continue to receive member benefits. 

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08 Feb
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Petition Process Underway for 2021 Board Election

ABA has announced five director candidates to stand for election to the ABA Board, as well as the board’s selection for president and vice president. Booksellers can petition to be added to the ballot.

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08 Feb

Visit ABA’s New Events Calendar to See What’s Coming Up

As the American Booksellers Association increases its event offerings, bookseller members now have a place where they can see the entire lineup in one convenient calendar view.

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03 Feb
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ABA 101: Bookseller Committees

Here is a list of some of the committee and task force names ABA members might come across in our communications as well as how to join these bookseller committees.

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03 Feb
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E-commerce Update: Sales Remain Steady Despite Winter Storms

Traffic over the past seven days was up 5.5 percent vs. the previous seven days.

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