Best Practices

07 Nov
ABA education

Education in Depth: Five Indies on the Importance of Regular Store Inventories

“It’s a daunting task, but very worth it. Planning and auditing are key,” said Vroman’s President/CEO Allison Hill.

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07 Nov
Everyone Gets a Book This Year

A Holiday Preparations Checklist

Once again, BTW offers our annual list of preparations to help booksellers manage day-to-day operations and keep things running smoothly during the holiday shopping season.

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16 Aug

Social Media Consultants Offer Best Practices for Replying to Online Comments

Sarah Benoit of JB Media Group and Mary Cate Stevenson and Noah Nofz of Two Cats Communications spoke with BTW about how booksellers can best reply to comments on social media and review sites.

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21 May

Navigating BookExpo 2018: A Checklist

With BookExpo 2018 just one week away, now is a good time to revisit a checklist of recommendations from booksellers who have had success in achieving their key business goals at the show.

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15 Aug

New “ABA Learning on Demand” Page Features Webinars and Training Videos

ABA’s new “ABA Learning on Demand” page on BookWeb.org features videos of members-only webinars on topics including basic sales techniques, creating a press kit, and IndieCommerce and IndieLite.

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07 Aug

Still Time to Register for ABA Webinar on Basic Sales Techniques

Booksellers should register now for the Bookselling 101 webinar “Basic Sales Techniques to Engage the Customer,” which will take place on Tuesday, August 15, at 2:00 p.m. ET.

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01 Aug

Register Now for ABA Webinar on Basic Sales Techniques

Booksellers can register now for the Bookselling 101 webinar “Basic Sales Techniques to Engage the Customer,” which will take place on Tuesday, August 15, at 2:00 p.m. ET.

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19 Jul

Booksellers Focus on Implementing Eco-Conscious Practices

Independent bookstores continue to implement new environmental initiatives and practices, in step with how ideas of green living, sustainability, and climate change have permeated the public consciousness in recent years.

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19 Jul

Video of Webinar on Managing Large-Scale Off-Site Events Now on BookWeb

A video of the July 11 webinar on managing large-scale off-site events, along with related handouts, is now available to all ABA member booksellers on BookWeb.org.

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29 Jun

Register Now for ABA Webinar on Off-Site Event Planning

Booksellers can register now for the “Take Your Show on the Road: Managing Large-Scale Off-Site Events” webinar, which will take place on Tuesday, July 11, at 2:00 p.m. ET.

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27 Jun

ABA to Present Webinars on Off-Site Event Planning, Basic Sales Techniques

ABA member booksellers can register now for a July 11 webinar on managing large-scale off-site events; in August, ABA will present a webinar on basic sales techniques.

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13 Jun

Cellar Door Books Launches Summer Literary Travelogue Challenge

Cellar Door Books has been using the store’s remaining copies of the Independent Bookstore Day Literary Map of the United States to provide a summer reading challenge for customers.

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08 Jun

A Quick Network Security Overview for Bookstores

Here, ABA Systems Administrator Josh Harding shares a few tips to help booksellers improve the security of their Wi-Fi networks.

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06 Jun

Learn How to Create a Bookstore Press Kit

A video of last month’s webinar on creating an effective bookstore press kit, as well as a checklist of important information to include, is available to all ABA member booksellers on BookWeb.

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24 May

Video of Webinar on Creating an Effective Bookstore Press Kit Now on BookWeb

A video of the May 11 webinar on creating an effective bookstore press kit, as well as a checklist of the important information to include, is now available to all ABA member booksellers on BookWeb.org.

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