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01 Apr
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Join ABA’s April 9 Marketing Meetup on 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
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Edelweiss360 Available to All Treeline Analytics Stores at No Charge

Edelweiss360 helps booksellers create and send personal emails to customers with relevant title recommendations or events (including virtual ones).

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01 Apr
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How to Proceed With COVID-19 Financial Assistance

What you need to know: Act fast because demand for grants and loans will be high and funds will run out quickly.

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01 Apr

ABA Joins Broad Coalition of Trade Associations in Urging Congress to Create COVID-19 Business Relief Fund

The Business and Employees Continuity and Recovery Fund would look to distribute federal funds and liquidity to impacted businesses and their employees.

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01 Apr

Read ABA’s Daily COVID-19 Updates

Since March 13, ABA has been sending critical information to booksellers several times per week. See all of the updates in the daily alert archive.

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01 Apr

Highlighting the Helpers: Binc Delivers $50,000 to Booksellers in Need

Binc has stepped up amidst the coronavirus outbreak to give a total of $50,000 in funds during the week of March 23; the foundation projects a total of $100,000 in funds to be out the door by next week.

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25 Mar

Senate Debate Continues for Federal Small Business Relief Passage

On the morning of March 25, Republican and Democratic leadership in the U.S. Senate said they had reached a deal on a $2 trillion stimulus package that provides support to small businesses.

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25 Mar

IndieCommerce and IndieLite Sites See Record Sales

As readers practice social distancing amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, the IndieCommerce team reports that online sales revenue at IndieCommerce and IndieLite websites increased by 1,350 percent on March 23. 

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25 Mar

Department of Labor Holds Open Comment Period on COVID-19 Related Expanded Paid Leave

The comment period allows employers and employees to play a role in shaping the development of the Department of Labor’s compliance assistance materials and outreach strategies related to the implementation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

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25 Mar

Booksellers Connect With Customers Through Virtual Events

As readers across the country practice social distancing and independent bookstores enter various states of closure, booksellers are finding new ways to stay connected with their customers and communities.

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24 Mar

Highlighting the Helpers: HarperCollins Offers Support to Independent Bookstores

HarperCollins has donated $50,000 to Binc, as well as a full-page Wall Street Journal ad to ABA for its #SupportLocalNow campaign. 

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24 Mar
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“Wall Street Journal” Ad Aims to Boost Consumer Support of Local Businesses

The March 20 ad highlighted six ways to help keep neighborhood shops in business through the coronavirus outbreak.

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23 Mar

Booksellers: Sign Up to Get Advance Copies at Home or Digitally

The April Box mailing has been cancelled, but booksellers can now opt in to receive digital and/or physical galleys and ARCs from publishers. 

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23 Mar

ABA Book Buyer’s Handbook Features COVID-Related Publisher Offers and Updates

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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19 Mar

ABA Urges Government Leaders to Provide Fiscal Relief for Small Businesses

ABA is sending letters to Senate leadership, members of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and governors in all 50 states and some territories as well as the mayor of D.C. regarding fiscal relief for small businesses during the coronavirus crisis.

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