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04 Jan

ABA Condemns President Trump’s Demand to Halt Publication of Wolff Book

Lawyers for President Trump are demanding that publisher Henry Holt “cease and desist” from the publication of a new book by Michael Wolff about the president. The publisher has announced it will publish on January 5, and ABA CEO Oren Teicher has issued a statement calling the demand a “dangerous precedent” and strongly defending the publisher.

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21 Oct

National Conversation Continues Around #BoxedOut Campaign and Indie Bookstores

Since its launch on Tuesday, October 13, the American Booksellers Association’s national #BoxedOut campaign has reached millions of people and continues to be shared across all types of media.

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21 Oct
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E-commerce Update: #BoxedOut Campaign Drives Online Sales & Traffic

An e-commerce conversion rate increase to 5.36 percent, along with a 9.63 percent increase in traffic during the same period, resulted in an average increase in revenue of 26.13 percent for the week ending October 20.

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20 Oct
Coronavirus Resources for Booksellers

Revisit ABA’s COVID-19 Toolkit for Independent Booksellers

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to have a significant impact on small businesses, booksellers should revisit ABA’s archive of information for steps to take now and resources for reopening.

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14 Oct

ABA Launches #BoxedOut Campaign: Booksellers Invited to Join

Designed to market indie bookstores and speak to the critical choice between shopping indie and shopping Amazon, #BoxedOut launches with six indie bookstore installations and a national social media campaign.

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14 Oct
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E-commerce Update: Conversion Rate Flattens

A decrease in direct traffic and referral traffic from social media to IndieCommerce and IndieLite websites may indicate that customers are continuing to shift to in-store sales.

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13 Oct
October 2020 Indie Next List e-newsletter featuring The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

Sign Up to Send the Indie Next List E-Newsletter to Your Customers

The October Indie Next List e-newsletter, featuring the month’s 20 titles with bookseller quotes in addition to a Q&A with the #1 pick, was sent to more than 682,000 customers at 179 ABA member stores.

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07 Oct

Booksellers Celebrate Banned Books Week 2020

In the midst of a global pandemic for the many bookstores participating across the country, Banned Books Week looked a little different from previous years.

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07 Oct
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E-commerce Update: Conversion Rate Rises

An increase in the conversion rate was offset by a decrease in online traffic.

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07 Oct

The Read Queen Opens in Old Town Lafayette

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Barbra Huntting and Deirdre Appelhans opened their bookstore in Colorado on June 20.

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05 Oct
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Booksellers Advised to Watch for Fraudulent Online Orders

With the increase in online shopping this year, ABA has also seen a sharp spike in the number of fraudulent orders stores are losing money to.

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30 Sep
The Pop-Hop's storefront

The Pop-Hop Bookstore Opens Under New Owners Amid Pandemic

“The community has been welcoming and supportive,” said co-owner Rosario Calatayud-Serna. “Our group is enthusiastic, helpful, and supportive of one another, which has also been a blessing.”

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30 Sep
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E-commerce Update: Average Purchase Amount Increases

While there were slightly fewer visitors buying online last week, those that were buying were spending more.

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30 Sep

Regional Bookselling Associations to Present Closing Keynote Event With Allie Brosh

Booksellers are invited to join in on Wednesday, October 14, at 7:00 p.m. ET as Brosh discusses Solutions and Other Problems with Jenny Lawson, author of Broken (in the Best Possible Way) and owner of Nowhere Bookshop.

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30 Sep
Liberty From All Masters by Barry Lynn

Part II: A Q&A With Barry Lynn, Author of Liberty From All Masters

“In short, booksellers, simply by doing what they do best, will help to protect one of the fundamental institutions of democracy, which is the book industry itself,” says Lynn.

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