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21 Apr

Nosy Crow Publishes Free E-book “Coronavirus: A Book for Children”

The informational guide defines coronavirus, explains why everyday routines have been disrupted, and lays out how everyone can do their part to help.

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21 Apr
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#VirtualBookstoreParty Kicks Off

Through April 25, the original date for the celebration of Independent Bookstore Day, booksellers are holding contests, creating book lists, and promoting the indie message.

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15 Apr
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Candlewick Launches Digital Find Waldo Local Resources for 2020 Celebration

Although the physical campaign is on hold until 2021, booksellers can access videos, activities, and social media posts to celebrate the 2020 event virtually.

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15 Apr

American Express Invites Consumers to #StayHome and #ShopSmall

The campaign includes downloadable marketing materials for small businesses, including email templates and social media posts. 

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15 Apr
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Independent Bookstore Day Postponed but Celebrating Virtually This Month

IBD will be doing a social media push about indie bookstores starting on April 19 and ending on the original celebration date of April 25.

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15 Apr
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Booksellers: Share Your Origin Story for #SaveIndieBookstores

Booksellers are invited to share their story with ABA and be featured among fellow booksellers encouraging campaign contributions.

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15 Apr

Publishers Join Bookscan Challenge to Benefit #SaveIndieBookstores

Each participating publisher has 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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15 Apr

#SaveIndieBookstores Fund Surpasses $710,000

To be considered for a grant, bookstores can visit SaveIndieBookstores.com to fill out a short application.

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15 Apr
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Vote Now in the ABA Board Election

On April 1, all main store members received an email with links to the ballot and biographical information on each of the candidates.

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15 Apr

Highlighting the Helpers: Recent Supporters of the #SaveIndieBookstores Campaign

NAIBA, Michael Connelly, BookCon, and Shelf Awareness have all stepped up to show their support. 

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14 Apr
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BookExpo and BookCon Postponed to 2021

“We are now looking forward and can’t wait to return with a stronger show than ever in 2021,” said Jenny Martin, event director for BookExpo and BookCon. 

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14 Apr

E-commerce Update: More Online Customers Are Buying Books

As the IndieCommerce team explains, according to recent data, if booksellers can drive customers to their websites, they are more likely to make an online purchase than ever before.

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14 Apr

The Latest Audiobook News From Libro.fm

Here, Libro.fm shares updates about new bookseller hires, the #SocksForBinc promotion, and special offers for a virtual celebration on what would have been Independent Bookstore Day, April 25.

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14 Apr

Next Europa Editions’ “Our Brilliant Friends” Event Continues to Benefit #SaveIndieBookstores

The event will feature Ann Goldstein, Sam Bett, Jennifer Croft, and “Comma Queen” Mary Norris; all proceeds will benefit the #SaveIndieBookstores campaign.

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14 Apr
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ABA to Host Government Relief Webinar on April 16

Experts in employment and labor law will walk booksellers through the federal government relief and wage requirements recently passed in response to COVID-19.

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