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23 Sep

Banned Books Week Begins Sunday: Share Your Plans

Whether stores are hosting virtual events or planning in-store displays and festivities, ABA wants to know.

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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
Punching the Air book club: Wednesdays in October at 2:00 pm ET

Signed Copies Available for “Punching the Air” Virtual Reading Series

For this series, authors Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam will discuss their young adult novel, Punching the Air (Balzer + Bray), in hour-long talks moderated by Cliff Helm of Left Bank Books and Kathy Burnette of The Brain Lair bookstore.

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23 Sep
ABA Coffee Break

Join ABA for an Evening Coffee Break on Thursday, September 24

This regular live forum, which offers a monthly evening session, gives booksellers the opportunity to talk with one another about any bookselling-related topics.

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23 Sep

Join the October 1 BIPOC Bookseller Coffee Break

The Coffee Break meeting spaces for BIPOC — Black, Indigenous, or People of Color — booksellers and bookstore owners offer a virtual space to gather for connection, support, community, resources, and networking.

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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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16 Sep

ABA Announces Affinity Partnership With Crowdcast

The virtual event platform is offering a 20 percent discount to independent bookseller members of ABA.

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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
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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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15 Sep
Banned Books Week 2020: Censorship is a Dead End

Banned Books Week 2020: Everything You Need to Know

This year’s event, to be held September 27 to October 3, features the theme “Censorship Is a Dead End.”

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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
Punching the Air book club: Wednesdays in October at 2:00 pm ET

Booksellers Invited to Order Signed Copies for “Punching the Air” Virtual Reading Series

HarperCollins has made available 50 eight-copy cartons of signed editions of Punching the Air for booksellers to offer to their customers during the October virtual reading series.

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