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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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07 Apr

Stores Invited to Vote in ABA Board Election

The ballot also includes space for write-in candidates. Ballots are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 27. 

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07 Apr
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E-commerce Update: Sales Dip Over Easter

While normal consumer behavior for the holiday, the sales decline may have been more pronounced due to good weather and more social activity as COVID vaccines become more accessible.

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07 Apr
Independent Bookstore Day

IndieCommerce Launches Independent Bookstore Day Feature

The new feature will allow stores participating in Independent Bookstore Day (April 24) to have the products listed on their site while also providing more control over the product pages themselves. 

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31 Mar
Let's Talk About Pre-Orders!

New Titles Added to ABA’s Pre-Order Calendar

The calendar features books with added value, such as signed copies and exclusive merchandise, as well as big titles that have good pre-order potential.

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31 Mar

Voting Underway for ABA Board Election

All voting is being conducted electronically on BookWeb, and ballots are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 27. 

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31 Mar

E-Commerce Update: Higher Online Traffic, Lower Ecommerce Conversion

A slight drop in the ecommerce conversion rate is being countered by a slight increase in traffic visiting IndieCommerce and IndieLite websites. 

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30 Mar
Survive to Thrive: Donate Now

$1 Million Donation Kicks Off “Survive to Thrive” Initiative

Binc’s new initiative has received $500,000 jointly from Ingram Charities and Ingram Content Group, $250,000 from Bookshop.org, and $250,000 total from Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, and Penguin Random House.

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24 Mar

E-Commerce Update: Moving Into Spring, Sales Remain Steady

Over the past seven days, the e-commerce conversion rate has averaged 4.3 percent, just .1 percent lower than the previous week’s 4.4 percent.

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24 Mar

ABA Board Election Begins Friday

One person per ABA Member ID number may vote; staff should determine now who the designated voting member is at each store.

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23 Mar
Some of Loyalty Bookstore's favorite books by AAPI authors.

Bookstores Show Support for Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

“We mourn those lost, and share in the outrage about the under-reporting of anti-Asian hate crimes, which continue to rise,” wrote Changing Hands Bookstore in an Instagram post. 

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23 Mar

Nominations for ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog Now Open

New this year, booksellers can submit their nomination using Edelweiss. Just as a bookseller would nominate for the Indie Next List, they can also nominate children’s titles for the ABC Catalog.

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17 Mar
International Women's Day asset from 44th and Third Bookseller

Booksellers Celebrate Women’s History Month

Bookstores from coast to coast took to social media to share some of their favorite books by women. 

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10 Mar
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E-commerce Update: Sales Remain Steady

Following a big news day regarding Dr. Seuss, IndieCommerce sales have remained steady. 

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09 Mar
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ABA Membership Dues Renewal Deadline Approaches

Last week, ABA announced that the deadline for renewing dues has been extended to Monday, March 15, to ensure that members who have not yet paid do not lose benefits.

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