13 Jan

Blending Online and Bricks-and-Mortar Shopping

IndieCommerce stores are finding creative ways to market Google eBooks™, including using QR codes on shelf-talkers to promote sales.

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06 Jan

HarperCollins Launches E-Commerce Support Program for Retailers

HarperCollins has created a program that encourages retailers to use e-commerce tools to sell Harper print and e-book titles. The program directly benefits ABA IndieCommerce stores.

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05 Jan

BTW News Briefs

USA Today Bestsellers: E-book sales outdo print; E-mail and search engines primary drivers of retail web traffic; BISG finds strong preference for print textbooks; W.G. Ellerkamp recognized for commitment to sustainability

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16 Dec

Focus on First Wave of E-book Marketing

It’s less than two weeks since Google eBooks™ went live, but many booksellers are fully engaged in the first stage of their e-book marketing campaigns. The Book Bin is offering loaner Sony Readers; Tattered Cover has highlighted four agency titles, while Kepler’s promoted non-agency books; and Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle’s Children’s Books hosted a digital petting zoo.

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16 Dec

New DIY E-book Holiday Marketing Materials

A new package of editable e-book marketing materials for the holidays is now available on IndieCommerce.com and in the Bookseller DIY on BookWeb.org.

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09 Dec

Indie Booksellers on Google eBooks: We’re Now in the Digital Game

On December 6, ABA announced that member stores with IndieCommerce websites could sell Google eBooks™ online. Booksellers from New York to California talked to BTW this week about what Google eBooks mean for their businesses and the perception of independent bookstores.

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09 Dec

New FAQ Addresses Tough Questions About Google eBooks Pricing

Since the launch of Google eBooks™ earlier this week, the most common questions asked by participating IndieCommerce stores are about pricing, especially as it relates to titles from publishers that have not adopted an agency model. To help answer booksellers’ questions, the FAQ “Tough Questions and Answers About Google eBooks Pricing” has been added to the resources available on IndieCommerce.com.

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06 Dec

Independent Bookstores Now Selling Google eBooks™

ABA announced today, Monday, December 6, 2010, that member stores with IndieCommerce websites are now selling Google eBooks™ online.

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17 Nov

Booksellers Meet With Texas Attorney General Regarding Agency Model

On November 4, three Texas-based independent booksellers met with the antitrust division of the state Attorney General’s office, in Austin, Texas, to discuss the digital content agency model and the dangers posed by below-cost pricing.

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03 Nov

Eagle Harbor Hosts Community Conversation on E-books

Staff members at Eagle Harbor Book Company recently hosted a forum to introduce customers to the range of e-book formats available through the store website and to assure readers that there is a place for e-books in the independent bookselling community.

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14 Oct

BTW News Briefs

ReadingGroupGuides.com’s top-10 lists for book clubs; SBA implements higher maximum loan sizes; Jacobson named Man Booker Prize winner; Ingram Content Group signs distribution services deal with Springer; Year-to-date e-book sales surge

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07 Oct

Google Editions to Launch in U.S. This Year, Internationally Beginning in 2011

At Tools of Change Frankfurt, Google Editions announced its plans to launch in the U.S. by year's end, with international launches following in 2011, as reported by The Bookseller. ABA announced recently that member stores with IndieCommerce websites will be able to sell Google Editions when the product launches.

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23 Sep

An IndieCommerce/Google Editions Update

As a result of the partnership between IndieCommerce and Google, announced in May at BEA, ABA member stores with IndieCommerce websites will be able to sell Google Editions when the product launches.

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22 Sep

Booksellers Meet With CT Attorney General on E-Book Agency Model

On Friday, September 17, indie booksellers met with Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and members of his staff to discuss the digital content agency model and the dangers posed by below-cost pricing.

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25 Aug

Wylie Agency & Random House Come to Agreement on E-books

Markus Dohle, the chairman and CEO of Random House, and Andrew Wylie, the president of the Wylie Agency, have resolved their differences over Random House titles included in Wylie’s Odyssey Editions e-book publishing program as digital editions available only from Amazon.com.

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