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23 Sep
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Join the October 8 Technology Meetup to Learn About Shipping Tools

This session will feature booksellers discussing what shipping platforms and software they are using, what their process is, and useful tips. All ABA member booksellers are invited to join.

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23 Sep

Two Days Left to Sign Up for Virtual Education Session on Sales and Bestseller Reporting

“Why Sales and Bestseller List Reporting Is Vital in 2020” will look at the increase of online sales in the indie channel this year and why it has become more important than ever to report to the Indie Bestseller Lists and the New York Times bestseller lists.

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23 Sep
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Sign Up for the “Top 10 Things to Know About...” Webinar on Leveraging Customer and Sales Data

On October 1, Jordan Brannon and Cassandra Cross of Coalition Technologies will provide an introduction on how sales and customer data is collected through a few sources.

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22 Sep

Upcoming IndieCommerce Webinars to Help Booksellers Prepare for the Holiday Shopping Season

Webinars will be held on topics such as getting your IndieCommerce or IndieLite site ready for launch; how to create, sell, and manage stock; creating and promoting gift guides and wish lists; and more.

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21 Sep
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Top Ten Things to Know About: Improving Operational Workflow

Booksellers learned about having open and honest communication with staff, ideas for reducing redundancies, and tips to streamline store processes. 

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16 Sep
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Preparing for the 4th Quarter: What to Know and What to Do (Part II)

Here, ABA CEO Allison Hill offers a new round of information on challenges booksellers may face heading into the 4th quarter as well as actions they can take to prepare for an uncertain holiday season.

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16 Sep

20th Annual National Book Festival Goes Virtual

“Even though we call ourselves the National Book Festival…it’s actually international because anyone can come in and listen to the programming now,” said Library of Congress Literary Director Marie Arana.

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16 Sep

Technology Meetup Recap: Eventbrite Updates

Team members from Eventbrite provided updates on recent changes to the ticketing platform and announced new special pricing for ABA members.

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16 Sep

Top 10 Things to Know About: Managing Cash Flow

Among ABA CFO PK Sindwani’s top tips are revisiting sales and inventory budgets, adjusting staffing levels, taking advantage of publisher co-op, and more.

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16 Sep
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Sign Up for the “Top 10 Things to Know About...” Webinar Series on Improving Operational Workflow

The Thursday, September 17, conversation will look at streamlining your current processes — online fulfillment, curbside pickup, local delivery, etc. — to improve efficiency and accuracy.

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15 Sep
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October 8 Technology Meetup to Look at Shipping Tools

All ABA member booksellers are invited to participate in an upcoming Technology Meetup, where bookseller panelists will share details about their shipping software and platforms as well as helpful tips.

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14 Sep

Professional Bookselling Certification Program Opens for Signups

During the NAIBA/SIBA fall conference, booksellers from all regions can take classes on “Event Management: Press Kits” and “Event Management: Virtual Platforms.”

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14 Sep

September 25 Deadline to Sign Up for Virtual Education Sessions on Sales and Bestseller Reporting

Virtual education sessions on September 29 and October 2 will feature an overview of the benefits of reporting in-store and online sales and bestsellers.

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09 Sep

Top 10 Things to Know About: Ordering Calendars and Nonreturnables

Booksellers recommend planning ahead, ordering early, seeking out lower minimums, being rigorous about markdowns, and more this holiday season.

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09 Sep
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“Top 10 Things to Know About...” Webinar Series Continues on September 10

On Thursday, September 10, at 3:00 p.m. ET, ABA will present the next in the series, “The Top 10 Things to Know About: Managing Cash Flow,” featuring ABA CFO PK Sindwani.

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