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29 Apr
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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
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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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22 Apr

#SaveIndieBookstores Fund Reaches $758,302

Rick and Becky Riordan have announced a personal matching gift challenge in which they will match each dollar raised up to $100,000 beginning today.

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22 Apr
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How to Cancel Your BookExpo Hotel

Following last week’s announcement that BookExpo and BookCon will not take place this year, ABA is encouraging booksellers to review their hotel reservations and make cancellations as necessary.

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22 Apr
Save Indie Bookstores

Generous Donors Support #SaveIndieBookstores at All Levels

More than 350 people have donated to the #SaveIndieBookstores campaign since its launch on April 2. Eight days remain to contribute to the campaign.

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22 Apr

Follow the #SaveIndieBookstores Tweet-a-Thon Tonight

At 8:00 p.m. ET, young adult authors will gather on Twitter for an Ask Me Anything (AMA) to benefit the #SaveIndieBookstores campaign.

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22 Apr

Publishers Weekly Launches #BooksAreEssential Campaign

More than two dozen publishing executives participated in the kick-off of the campaign — each with a selfie taken with a book held up as a surgical mask. 

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22 Apr

E-commerce Update: New Customers Heading to Store Websites

While the IndieCommerce team expected a 20 percent increase in daily traffic/users over this time last year, they are actually seeing a 99.79 percent average increase compared to 2019.

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22 Apr
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Booksellers Invited to Share Their Story to Boost #SaveIndieBookstores Donations

Booksellers can send a high-resolution photo and an edited story or video. Some submissions will be selected to be featured in the campaign to encourage contributions.

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22 Apr

Author Shannon Hale to Host “Austenland” Reunion to Benefit #SaveIndieBookstores

Appearing on the April 28 livestream with Hale will be director Jerusha Hess and producer Stephenie Meyer as well as a number of cast members.

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