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08 Apr

Technology Meetup Recap: Direct to Home Fulfillment From Ingram

Ingram's Direct to Home service allows booksellers to ship books to their customers’ doorsteps as an alternative to the in-store experience. 

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08 Apr

Children’s Institute Refunds on the Way

Booksellers should contact the Westin La Paloma to cancel their hotel reservation, and keep an eye out for a refund of their Children’s Institute registration fee.

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06 Apr

Ingram’s Consumer Direct Fulfillment and IndieCommerce

As the volume of IndieCommerce orders fulfilled by Ingram’s consumer direct fulfillment grows, the team has put together a video to answer questions and published an informative webpage.

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06 Apr

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

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

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

Marketing Meetup Recap: Marketing Your Store to Schools

The session also covered ways bookstores can partner with schools amidst the coronavirus outbreak. 

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01 Apr

ABA Postpones 2020 Children’s Institute

The 8th annual Children’s Institute, scheduled for June 22–24, 2020, will now take place in June 2021 at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona.

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11 Mar

Wi15 Education: IndieCommerce for Small Stores

ABA offers two state-of-the-art e-commerce solutions, IndieCommerce and IndieLite, to help booksellers step into the world of e-commerce.

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09 Mar

Join ABA’s March 26 Marketing Meetup

Marketing and Technology Meetups will occur as normal through April; beginning in May, ABA will experiment with a new schedule of one Marketing Meetup and one Technology Meetup per month.

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09 Mar

ABA Cancels Appearance at Spring Bookseller Forums

As the forums are held in conjunction with regional bookseller association events, booksellers are encouraged to check with their regional association to learn the status of their local event.

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09 Mar

Bookseller Panelists Sought for Children’s Institute Education Sessions

All booksellers are encouraged to review the program and consider sharing their expertise as a panelist at Children’s Institute. 

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04 Mar

Sign Up Now for Children’s Institute

Registration for the institute is open, as are the ABA hotel room blocks and sign-up for the new Bookseller Olympics special event.

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04 Mar

Spring Bookseller Forums Begin March 8

All indie booksellers — ABA members and non-members alike — are invited to take part in the Spring Forums, held in conjunction with the regional bookseller associations.

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04 Mar

Wi15 Education: Innovation Arena

A special session at Winter Institute celebrated innovations within the bookselling industry as three booksellers gave individual presentations on a range of topics that highlighted the impact stores can make on their communities and the larger world.

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