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08 Jan

ABA Board Announces Affinity Partnership With Bookshop

Online bookselling platform Bookshop will offer booksellers a preview at Winter Institute later this month and launch on January 28.

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08 Jan

IndieCommerce Team to Host One-on-Ones, Special Education Sessions at Winter Institute

Booksellers attending the 2020 Winter Institute in Baltimore later this month have a number of opportunities to learn more about ABA’s e-commerce platforms for indie bookstores, IndieCommerce and IndieLite. 

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03 Jan

January Indie Next List E-Newsletter Sent to More Than 619,000 Customers

Booksellers are invited to sign up now to send the free monthly adult or quarterly Kids’ Indie Next List e-newsletters to their customers.

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10 Dec

Meet With the IndieCommerce Team at Winter Institute

Booksellers can sign up for one-on-one meetings with IndieCommerce staff to discuss the IndieCommerce and IndieLite e-commerce platforms.

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02 Dec

December Indie Next List to Deliver to More Than 570,000 Customers

Booksellers are invited to sign up now to send the free monthly adult or quarterly Kids’ Indie Next List e-newsletters to their customers.

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20 Nov

A Letter From Bookshop Founder Andy Hunter

“I hope that Bookshop can help strengthen the fragile ecosystem and margins around bookselling by providing an alternative to Amazon for socially conscious online book-buyers,” writes Hunter.

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19 Nov

IndieCommunication: New Status Page and Features, Holiday Catalog Links, and More

The most recent update from the IndieCommerce team highlights a new resource for system status information, the regional holiday catalogs, the benefits of IndieLite, and the winner of one free year of IndieCommerce.

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31 Oct

November Indie Next List to Deliver to More Than 555,000 Customers

The November Indie Next List e-newsletter, powered by Shelf Awareness, will be sent to more than 555,000 customers at 146 ABA member stores on Thursday, November 7. Booksellers can sign up now to join the growing program.

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28 Oct

IndieCommunication: New Features, Gift Card Sales, and More

The most recent update from the IndieCommerce team highlights a number of changes rolling out to booksellers’ sites as well as an update about the success of gift card sales at IndieCommerce stores.

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23 Oct

Nowhere Bookshop Orders Spike After Author Jenny Lawson Announces Website Is Live

Lawson is the author of books such as Let’s Pretend This Never Happened and Furiously Happy and blogs at The Bloggess.

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02 Oct

October Indie Next List to Deliver to More Than 556,000 Customers

The October Indie Next List e-newsletter, powered by Shelf Awareness, will be sent to more than 556,000 customers at 147 ABA member stores on Thursday, October 3. Booksellers can sign up now to join the growing program.

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01 Oct

IndieCommunication: Event Ticketing, Cart Options, One-on-Ones, and More

The most recent update from the IndieCommerce team offers ideas for event ticketing, highlights a new shopping cart feature, and reminds booksellers to mark their calendars for upcoming opportunities to meet IndieCommerce staff.

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17 Sep

IndieCommunication: Passwords, Spam, and New Features

The most recent update from the IndieCommerce team reminds booksellers about the importance of updating passwords, what not to mark as spam, and more.

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04 Sep

Online Bookstore to Benefit Indie Bookstores to Debut in January

Bookshop offers a simple, intuitive purchase process across platforms that eases the way for casual online book browsers to become indie customers.

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03 Sep

September Indie Next List to Deliver to More Than 547,000 Customers

The September Indie Next List e-newsletter, powered by Shelf Awareness, will be sent to more than 547,000 customers at 145 ABA member stores on Thursday, September 5. Booksellers can sign up now to join the growing program.

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