17 Jun
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Cyber Threats: The Risks are Real — Protect Your Bookstore

Cyber threats can come in many forms, such as phishing, malware, extortion, viruses, etc. Cyber insurance coverages can come in many forms as well. 

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19 Dec

FCC Vote Rolls Back Net Neutrality Regulations

The Federal Communications Commission's 3-2 vote to repeal net neutrality regulations was met with significant outcry from legislators, advocacy groups, and consumers.

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06 Dec

FCC Chairman Shuts Down Senators’ Call to Delay Net Neutrality Vote

The Federal Communications Commission said it will move forward and vote on whether to roll back the rules to the 2010 regulations on December 14.

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12 Jul

IndieCommunication: Spambots, Payments, and Google Searches

The July 12 IndieCommunication newsletter includes an update on spambot issues, tips for resolving outstanding payments, and a note about the benefits of using the Google Search Console.

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08 Jun

A Quick Network Security Overview for Bookstores

Here, ABA Systems Administrator Josh Harding shares a few tips to help booksellers improve the security of their Wi-Fi networks.

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16 Nov

BTW News Briefs

SBA to host Twitter chat on holiday marketing; Miami Book Fair on C-SPAN’s BookTV; Nominations open for Small Business Week awards; New Zealand booksellers recovering after earthquake; Philip Hoffman named PRH chairman; George Gibson to join Grove Atlantic; Diamond Book Distributors names marketing associate; S&S acquires Adams Media; Chronicle kicks off #GiveBooks campaign; PNBA Book Awards shortlist announced

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25 Oct

Someone Probably Knows Your Password

Here is a look at several ways that technology can you help you protect against hackers gaining access to your accounts.

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06 Apr

Looking Inside Indie Bookstores With Google Business View

Since the 2010 launch of Google’s Business View, a number of indie booksellers have opted to have the interiors of their stores photographed to produce virtual tours that allow anyone to visit their businesses from the comfort of their own homes. 

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13 Jan

Beware of E-Mail Phishing Scams

In response to a recent increase in the number of phishing attempts that include falsified Google Doc invitations, ABA Systems Administrator Josh Harding offers some tips for identifying fraudulent e-mails.

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19 Nov

BTW News Briefs

Don Weisberg named president of Macmillan, Jen Loja promoted to president of Penguin Young Readers; Penguin Random House launches 2015 #GiveaBook campaign; Chronicle Books launches #GiveBooks campaign; PBS to provide online coverage of Miami Book Fair; The Rise of the Robots named 2015 Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year

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12 Nov

How to Use BookWeb’s Bookseller DIY Feature

Bookseller DIY is the first section to be featured in Bookselling This Week’s new series of articles on getting the most out of the association’s website.

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05 Nov

BTW News Briefs

AAUP opens Washington, D.C., office; Houston’s Table Restaurant to add bookstore; Amazon opens brick-and-mortar bookstore in Seattle; Fledgling LGBT publisher Query Books reaches fundraising goal

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29 Oct

BTW News Briefs

U.K. indies report book sales up 30 percent during “Books Are My Bag” campaign; Authors share #BooksThatHooked in Twitter campaign; HarperCollins acquires e-Book deals newsletter The Midlist

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10 Sep

Booksellers and Librarians File Brief in New NSA Case

The American Booksellers for Free Expression has joined the American Library Association and other library groups in urging a federal court to limit the National Security Agency’s surveillance of international electronic communications, including those relating to the purchase and use of books.

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14 May

Book Club Hub Connects Indie Bookstores to Book Clubs and Readers

Book Club Hub, a project launched by BookBar owner Nicole Sullivan, is a national reading group networking site that aims to pair readers and book clubs with independent booksellers.

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