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08 Apr

#SaveIndieBookstores Raises $564,510 in First Week

Booksellers are encouraged to use provided digital assets to promote the campaign, including logos and social media images. The campaign ends April 30. 

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08 Apr
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Find Waldo Local Postponed Until July 2021, With Digital Version in 2020

Although the physical campaign is on hold, Candlewick and the American Booksellers Association are working together to create a turnkey digital Waldo scavenger hunt for independent bookstores to host this summer.

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08 Apr

Highlighting the Helpers: Libro.fm Supports Booksellers

Libro.fm has stepped up to raise more than $73,000 for independent bookstores.

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08 Apr
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ABA Board Election Underway

The deadline for return of the ballots is Thursday, April 30. Election results will be announced in Bookselling This Week. The ballot also includes space for write-in candidates.

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08 Apr

New COVID-Related Publisher Offers and Updates Available in Book Buyer’s Handbook

Handbook users will find a collection of publisher-provided information related to the COVID-19 outbreak, including details about special offers, key contacts, ordering and returns policies, and more. 

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06 Apr

BookCon Virtual Read-a-Thon to Support Indie Bookstores

The event will feature more than 25 authors across all genres and invite viewers to make donations to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation to assist booksellers and bookstores affected by COVID-19.

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01 Apr

Preparing for an SBA Loan Application

Any small business that is planning to seek an SBA forgivable loan or grant during the COVID-19 crisis should be gathering its financial documentation now.

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01 Apr

Share Your Store’s Status With ABA

Booksellers are asked to fill out a form to indicate whether their store is open or closed and what services the store is still offering.

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01 Apr
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Edelweiss360 Available to All Treeline Analytics Stores at No Charge

Edelweiss360 helps booksellers create and send personal emails to customers with relevant title recommendations or events (including virtual ones).

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01 Apr
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ABA Postpones 2020 Children’s Institute

The 8th annual Children’s Institute, scheduled for June 22–24, 2020, will now take place in June 2021 at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona.

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01 Apr
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How to Proceed With COVID-19 Financial Assistance

What you need to know: Act fast because demand for grants and loans will be high and funds will run out quickly.

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01 Apr

ABA Joins Broad Coalition of Trade Associations in Urging Congress to Create COVID-19 Business Relief Fund

The Business and Employees Continuity and Recovery Fund would look to distribute federal funds and liquidity to impacted businesses and their employees.

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01 Apr
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ABA Board Election Begins Today

All main store members of ABA were sent an email with a link to the ballot for the 2020 Board of Directors elections and biographical information on each of the candidates. Ballots are due April 30.

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01 Apr

Read ABA’s Daily COVID-19 Updates

Since March 13, ABA has been sending critical information to booksellers several times per week. See all of the updates in the daily alert archive.

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