Affinity Programs

14 Apr

Fireman's Fund Notice Reflects Change in LIBRIS Underwriter

As a result of a change in underwriter, LIBRIS insurance policyholders are receiving a "Notice of Nonrenewal of Insurance" from Fireman's Fund Insurance regarding their business owners package and workers' compensation coverage. "There is no reason for concern," said Michael Hoynes, ABA marketing officer.

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18 Jul

LIBRIS and Publishers: Insuring the Health of Independent Publishing

This past May, the American Bookseller Association's insurance program, LIBRIS, launched its new publisher's liability insurance program at BookExpo America in New York City. According to Publishers Program Manager Patrick Haller, LIBRIS offers a competitively priced and comprehensive policy that is underwritten by Philadelphia Insurance Companies. "Just as we did for independent booksellers, we have created a package of coverage based on the specific needs of independent publishers," said Haller.

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21 May

Insurance Tips from LIBRIS: Coping With Rising Insurance Costs

By Richard Poling, LIBRIS Program Manager

Many bookstores today are facing substantial increases in property and casualty business insurance costs. While costs remained steady throughout the 1990s, in early 2000 this situation began a dramatic change.

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25 Feb

ABA Offers New Member Benefit

Buying computer hardware and software often can be a daunting task for any business, but now ABA is offering a new member-benefit to make the job easier and more convenient. ABA’s new group-buying program partner, CDW Computer Centers, Inc., is offering customized technology solutions for independent booksellers -- often at discounted prices.

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