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15 Apr

Highlighting the Helpers: Recent Supporters of the #SaveIndieBookstores Campaign

NAIBA, Michael Connelly, BookCon, and Shelf Awareness have all stepped up to show their support. 

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14 Apr
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Explore Online and Virtual Events Tools on BookWeb

A team of ABA staff has researched a variety of services that help with hosting online events. See the results in a new chart on BookWeb.

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14 Apr

Next Europa Editions’ “Our Brilliant Friends” Event Continues to Benefit #SaveIndieBookstores

The event will feature Ann Goldstein, Sam Bett, Jennifer Croft, and “Comma Queen” Mary Norris; all proceeds will benefit the #SaveIndieBookstores campaign.

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14 Apr
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ABA to Host Government Relief Webinar on April 16

Experts in employment and labor law will walk booksellers through the federal government relief and wage requirements recently passed in response to COVID-19.

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08 Apr

#SaveIndieBookstores Raises $564,510 in First Week

Booksellers are encouraged to use provided digital assets to promote the campaign, including logos and social media images. The campaign ends April 30. 

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08 Apr
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Find Waldo Local Postponed Until July 2021, With Digital Version in 2020

Although the physical campaign is on hold, Candlewick and the American Booksellers Association are working together to create a turnkey digital Waldo scavenger hunt for independent bookstores to host this summer.

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08 Apr

Have You Applied for COVID-19 Federal Assistance? ABA’s Advocacy Team Wants to Hear From You

Let the advocacy team know about your experiences (positive or negative) so ABA can most effectively advocate for booksellers’ needs.

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08 Apr

How to Ensure the Quickest Delivery of Coronavirus Stimulus Checks

Those eligible for stimulus checks should ensure that they’ve provided the IRS with their direct deposit information. 

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08 Apr

Let ABA Know Your Store’s Status

Booksellers are asked to fill out a form to indicate whether their store is open or closed and what services the store is still offering.

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08 Apr

New COVID-Related Publisher Offers and Updates Available in Book Buyer’s Handbook

Handbook users will find a collection of publisher-provided information related to the COVID-19 outbreak, including details about special offers, key contacts, ordering and returns policies, and more. 

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06 Apr
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ABA’s April 9 Marketing Meetup to Look at Virtual Events

With readers staying home and bookstores in various states of closure due to COVID-19, virtual events are quickly becoming one of the main ways stores are keeping their connection with customers. 

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01 Apr

Preparing for an SBA Loan Application

Any small business that is planning to seek an SBA forgivable loan or grant during the COVID-19 crisis should be gathering its financial documentation now.

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01 Apr
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Join ABA’s April 7 Technology Meetup on Direct to Home Fulfillment From Ingram

As online shopping increases due to social distancing and readers staying at home, Ingram is joining ABA for a Technology Meetup to illustrate its Direct to Home service.

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01 Apr

Share Your Store’s Status With ABA

Booksellers are asked to fill out a form to indicate whether their store is open or closed and what services the store is still offering.

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