Education

14 Nov
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Bookseller Tips & Tricks: Asking Authors to Link to Indies

Sue Roegge of Chapter2Books shared some tips on how to ask authors to link their books to IndieBound instead of Amazon.

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14 Nov

Sign Up for Advanced Education Sessions at Winter Institute

Sessions booksellers can sign up for include “Developing Leaders in Your Store, with Alden Mills,” which will feature an overview of strategies to help owners and managers nurture promising booksellers.

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13 Nov

Learn About “The Principles of Bookstore Finance” Now

Booksellers who attended any of ABA’s finance seminars or accessed the presentation online are asked to let us know if they have successfully put any of the session’s tips or tricks into practice.

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13 Nov
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Marketing Meetup Recap: Making the Most of Co-op Advertising

Guest speakers Kelly Justice of Fountain Bookstore, Suzanna Hermans of Oblong Books, and Gwyn Ridenhour of Matchbook Marketing discussed how they manage publisher co-op funds.

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07 Nov
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Education in Depth: Five Indies on the Importance of Regular Store Inventories

“It’s a daunting task, but very worth it. Planning and auditing are key,” said Vroman’s President/CEO Allison Hill.

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06 Nov

Changing Hands Offers Professional Development to its Booksellers

Changing Hands co-owner Cindy Dach wanted to help the stores’ booksellers learn skills that could be used in both the industry and beyond, so she launched a series of educational sessions on a range of topics.

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02 Nov

Join ABA’s Marketing Meetups to Talk Strategy With Fellow Booksellers

Recent topics covered include subscription services, loyalty programs, and social media. The November 8 roundtable discussion will focus on co-op, followed by audiobooks on November 29.

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01 Nov
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IndieCommunication: IndieCommerce Institute, Credit Card Security, Co-Op Advertising

The most recent IndieCommunication invited booksellers to register for the IndieCommerce Institute, get ready for new credit card security changes, and sign up for a roundtable on co-op.

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30 Oct
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Small Business Majority to Host Webinar Series on Healthcare Law

The webinar series, “What the Healthcare Law Means for Your Small Business,” will provide an overview of both federal and state provisions that affect small businesses.

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30 Oct

Sign Up for November 8 Virtual Marketing Roundtable on Co-op

During the video conference, indie bookseller experts will discuss how they take advantage of publishers’ co-op funds for advertising and promotions.

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30 Oct
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Recent Virtual Marketing Roundtable Focuses on Membership Programs

During the discussion, three bookseller panelists shared details about the membership programs their stores offer and the benefits customers receive when they sign up.

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30 Oct

ABA Seeks Winter Institute Bookseller Panelists and Moderators

Winter Institute attendees who have experience across a range of topics, from managing multi-location bookstores to thriving as a new bookstore owner, are asked to volunteer.

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30 Oct

Now on BookWeb: ABA Webinar on ADA Compliance

ABA’s new webinar “Web Accessibility and Your IndieCommerce Site” features tips booksellers can use to apply Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines to their IndieCommerce and IndieLite websites.

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29 Oct

Visit BookWeb to Learn About the “Principles of Bookstore Finance”

Booksellers who missed out on ABA’s educational finance seminar at the Heartland and Mountains & Plains regional trade shows can now see the presentation on BookWeb.

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29 Oct

Retail Data Breaches: How You Can Learn From Others’ Mistakes

LIBRIS, the insurance program supported by ABA that offers tailored, affordable bookstore coverage, is encouraging booksellers to think about how they can better secure online data to prevent a breach.

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