01 Oct

Kobo Launches Direct Device Purchasing, Super Points Loyalty Program

Beginning this month, ABA members will be able to order Kobo’s brand-new Glo HD and Aura H20 eReaders directly from Kobo. Additionally, Kobo customers can now earn points for every eBook and magazine purchase made online or with Kobo’s app.

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01 Oct

Strong Print, Slow E-Book Sales Make Headlines

Following a September 22 New York Times article that highlighted a downturn in e-book sales, other national, local, and international media outlets have been sharing the news that print books remain a favorite for readers and that physical bookstores are benefitting. 

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24 Sep

BTW News Briefs

2016 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction longlist revealed; German booksellers association files complaint against Amazon/Audible; Oyster e-book subscription service to end; National Book Foundation to honor James Patterson; Financial Times, McKinsey announce shortlist for 2015 Business Book of Year

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23 Sep

Direct From Kobo: How to Talk About the Kobo App With Customers

Kobo offers several tips to help booksellers introduce customers to digital reading on the free Kobo Reading App. 

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16 Sep

News, Updates, and Reminders for Kobo eReading Stores

The September 16 edition of the Kobo newsletter includes information about a new Kobo logo and what it means for participating member stores, a Kobo Banned Books Week promotion, and more.

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09 Sep

Social Media Buzz for #eReadLocal: Authors Spread the Love

Bestselling authors, including Michael Connelly, Diane Capri, and Bella Andre, are encouraging their fans to check out Kobo’s eRead Local incentive program.

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17 Aug

Direct From Kobo: Why eRead? Customer Reactions to Kobo’s Seven-Day eReading Challenge

In a video and blog posting from Kobo, booksellers can find ideas for promoting eReading and eBook sales via their store websites.

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10 Aug

Kobo’s “eRead Local” Program: A 100-day eReading Incentive Offer

Kobo explains the benefits to booksellers, publishers, and authors of the Kobo eRead Local incentive program, which will run from August 22 through November 29.

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05 Aug

Act Now: Re-Affiliate Missing Kobo Customers

To ensure that ABA members participating in the Kobo program are sharing in the revenue on every sale of a Kobo eBook, booksellers are encouraged to review their list of Kobo customers and report any missing readers through the Kobo Reporting Tool.

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29 Jul

Direct From Kobo: Two Great Reasons to Encourage Digital Reading This Summer

Here are details and sign-up information for eRead Local, a Kobo incentive program aimed at encouraging customers at ABA member stores to give e-reading a try.

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22 Jul

Kobo Writing Life: Tips for Working Collaboratively With Indie Authors

Christine Munroe of Kobo Writing Life offers information and resources to help indie bookstores promote the works of self-published authors who are eager to work with them.

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15 Jul

Highlights From the July 15 Kobo “What You Need to Know” Newsletter

The July 15 newsletter provides updates on Kobo device availability, price drop promotions, and new content created by the Kobo merchandising team to inspire booksellers or for use on store websites.

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01 Jul

Appeals Court Affirms Apple Violated Antitrust Laws

On Tuesday, June 30, the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed by 2–1 a lower-court ruling that Apple did conspire to raise, fix, and stabilize the retail price for newly released and bestselling trade e-books in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act and various state laws.

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25 Jun

New & Ongoing E-Book Promotions

One new e-book promotion was recently added to the IndieCommerce Publisher Promotions page in the category of nonfiction vacation reads.

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25 Jun

The “Kobo: What You Need to Know” Newsletter Is Back

The “Kobo: What You Need to Know” Newsletter returned this week with news about the ABA/Kobo partnership, including the latest on contracts, eReading promotions, personnel, and more.

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