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23 Sep
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Sign Up for the “Top 10 Things to Know About...” Webinar on Leveraging Customer and Sales Data

On October 1, Jordan Brannon and Cassandra Cross of Coalition Technologies will provide an introduction on how sales and customer data is collected through a few sources.

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23 Sep

Tell Customers to Buy Early, Buy Local With “October Is the New December” Designs

To encourage readers to start their holiday shopping now, ABA has created several images for booksellers to use in stores, on social media, in newsletters, and on websites.

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21 Sep
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Top Ten Things to Know About: Improving Operational Workflow

Booksellers learned about having open and honest communication with staff, ideas for reducing redundancies, and tips to streamline store processes. 

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16 Sep
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Preparing for the 4th Quarter: What to Know and What to Do (Part II)

Here, ABA CEO Allison Hill offers a new round of information on challenges booksellers may face heading into the 4th quarter as well as actions they can take to prepare for an uncertain holiday season.

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16 Sep
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B&N CEO James Daunt Delivers Keynote at BISG Annual Meeting

Barnes & Noble CEO James Daunt appeared in conversation with Book Industry Study Group Executive Director Brian O’Leary to discuss the future of B&N and bookselling in general during the BISG virtual annual meeting.

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16 Sep
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Sign Up for the “Top 10 Things to Know About...” Webinar Series on Improving Operational Workflow

The Thursday, September 17, conversation will look at streamlining your current processes — online fulfillment, curbside pickup, local delivery, etc. — to improve efficiency and accuracy.

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09 Sep
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“Top 10 Things to Know About...” Webinar Series Continues on September 10

On Thursday, September 10, at 3:00 p.m. ET, ABA will present the next in the series, “The Top 10 Things to Know About: Managing Cash Flow,” featuring ABA CFO PK Sindwani.

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02 Sep
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Preparing for the 4th Quarter: What to Know and What to Do

Here, ABA CEO Allison Hill offers information on challenges booksellers may face heading into the 4th quarter as well as actions they can take to prepare for an uncertain holiday season.

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01 Sep
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ABA Launches “Top 10 Things to Know About...” Webinar Series

Each week, ABA will present a “Top 10 Things to Know About…” webinar, with each event covering a different topic.

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11 Aug
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ABA Launches Four-Question Survey on Reporting Sales for Bestseller Lists

This information will help the ABA team as we continue discussions with the New York Times and with point-of-sale vendors.

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15 Jul
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Country Bookshop Teams With Author/Illustrator Matthew Myers to Promote Masks

Booksellers looking to promote mask-wearing in their stores are welcome to download and use the images Myers has created.

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11 Mar
Coronavirus Resources for Booksellers

ABA Launches BookWeb Page to Track Coronavirus Updates, Changes, and Resources

In addition, booksellers are encouraged to visit BookWeb’s Bookseller-to-Bookseller Forums, where there is a new thread for stores to share tips and concerns during the outbreak.

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11 Mar

Indie Booksellers Promote Shopping Local During Coronavirus Outbreak

Booksellers across the country have begun encouraging customers to continue shopping local, whether in-person or online, as the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) continues to spread.

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04 Mar
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Wi15 Education: Innovation Arena

A special session at Winter Institute celebrated innovations within the bookselling industry as three booksellers gave individual presentations on a range of topics that highlighted the impact stores can make on their communities and the larger world.

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04 Mar
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Welcome to ABA: Escape Pod Comics

After seven years in business, owner Menachem Luchins decided to join ABA at the beginning of 2020 “to focus on moving forward as a business and store.”

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