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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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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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