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09 Mar
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ABA Membership Dues Renewal Deadline Approaches

Last week, ABA announced that the deadline for renewing dues has been extended to Monday, March 15, to ensure that members who have not yet paid do not lose benefits.

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03 Mar
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E-commerce Update: A Rush for Dr. Seuss Titles

Tuesday’s spike in the conversion rate typifies how quickly a news event (like Dr. Seuss titles being pulled from distribution by their publisher) can cause sudden and unexpected online traffic and sales.

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03 Mar
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ABA 101: Navigating BookWeb.org

Here, ABA points out some of the key places to find education and information on BookWeb.org. 

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02 Mar

New Monthly Box Mailing Schedule Underway

Beginning in January, ABA’s Monthly Box mailing schedule moved to every other month. Booksellers can become eligible to receive the boxes by nominating to the Indie Next List and reporting to the bestseller list.

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01 Mar
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Next ABA Board Coffee Break Scheduled for March 10

Coffee Breaks on March 10 and April 14 offer booksellers a forum to share questions, comments, and concerns with the ABA Board of Directors.

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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
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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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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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