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06 May

Nominations Open for Reader’s Digest’s “Nicest Places in America” Contest

For 2020, Readers Digest is inviting people to recognize those in their lives who have stood up against COVID-19 as part of Nicest Places in America 2020: United in Kindness.

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06 May

“Stamped” Book Club With Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi Begins Today

The book club will continue to meet each Wednesday in May to discuss Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped From the Beginning.

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06 May

Bookstores, Authors, Musicians Band Together for “Bookstock” Fundraiser Concert

Driftless Books and Music has announced plans for a two-day virtual book and music festival called Bookstock 2020, which uses the tagline “Peace, Indie Bookstores, and Music.”

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06 May

ABA Announces 2020 Board of Directors Election Results

The results of balloting by the bookstore members of the American Booksellers Association to elect three directors to serve on the ABA Board are now official.

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06 May

E-commerce Update: Traffic Continues to Bookstore Websites

Of particular note was traffic on Tuesday, May 5, with a 27 percent increase over the previous Tuesday, representing the single highest traffic day IndieCommerce has ever had.

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29 Apr

IndieCommerce Team to Hire Additional Customer Support Specialists

The specialists will assist the team with the growth in stores using the IndieCommerce platform as well as the large increase in customers shopping online.

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29 Apr

#SaveIndieBookstores Fund Hits $956,414

Booksellers are asked to share the donation link now on social media, in their newsletters, or wherever they are reaching customers.

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29 Apr

Last Call to Vote in ABA Board Election

Ballots are due on April 30. Election results will be announced in May in Bookselling This Week

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29 Apr

Stephen King and John Grisham to Help #SaveIndieBookstores

On April 29 at 7:00 p.m. ET, the authors will come together in a virtual conversation about their new books and encourage donations to Binc.

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29 Apr

Highlighting the Helpers: Isaac Fitzgerald Emcees #SIBYAAfterDark

“Once it ended, I had so many authors and readers reach out to ask how they could help and get involved. Having so many stellar YA authors involved definitely piqued folks’ interest,” said Fitzgerald. 

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29 Apr

E-commerce Update: Conversion Rate Sees Slight Dip

When comparing the two periods, last week had an average conversion rate of 7.79 percent vs. the previous week at 8.16 percent. 

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23 Apr

Three Leaders in Publishing Celebrate World Book Day 2020 by Urging Readers to Help Save America’s Bookstores

AAP President and CEO Maria Pallante, Authors Guild Executive Director Mary Rasenberger, and ABA CEO Allison Hill are asking readers to help America’s bookstores survive the COVID-19 crisis.

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22 Apr

Backlist Picks to Hand-Sell to Benefit #SaveIndieBookstores

As part of the Bookscan Challenge, participating publishers have each identified one backlist title — an enduring hand-sell with a proven track record — for which they will donate 100 percent of the profit to the campaign.

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