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06 Nov

BookSense.com Unveils New Look, New Attitude

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16 Oct

Enzi Introduces E-Fairness Bill to Level Playing Field for Main Street Businesses

On Wednesday, October 15, Senator Michael Enzi (R-WY) introduced legislation (S. 1736) in the Senate that would allow states to simplify sales tax, with equal tax treatment between local merchants and remote sellers. The bill, the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Act (SSUTA), would help states begin to recover from years of budgetary shortfalls by collecting revenue lost through catalog and Internet purchases. The bill is co-sponsored by Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND).

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16 Oct

BookSense.com On the Move...

Here, BookSense.com Director Len Vlahos provides an update on the latest improvements and enhancements to BookSense.com.

Greetings! There's a lot of BookSense.com news in this edition of On the Move, as we've made more improvements to your BookSense.com site:

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24 Sep

New Study Indicates Online Pricing Significantly Affects Sales

An economics study regarding online price elasticity released last spring seems to bear out what many Internet experts have thought all along regarding book pricing: the higher the price, the fewer the sales.

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11 Sep

BookSense.com Announces New Subscription Fee

On Wednesday, September 10, the following e-mail announcement was sent to BookSense.com members from Len Vlahos, BookSense.com director.

Greeting BookSense.com Bookseller,

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13 Aug

Online Book Sales to Double Over the Next Five Years, Report Predicts

Online retail book sales will nearly double over the next five years, according to "U.S. eCommerce Overview: 2003 to 2008," a report recently released by Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Forrester Research. Overall, the study predicted, e-commerce will experience a 19 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the next five years, from $95.7 billion to just under $230 billion and will account for 10 percent of total U.S. retail sales by 2008.

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24 Jul

BookSense.com On the Move...

Here BookSense.com Director Len Vlahos updates booksellers on the latest improvements and enhancements to BookSense.com.

Greetings! There's a lot of BookSense.com news in this edition of On the Move....

As the direct result of requests from booksellers, we've made a number of enhancements to BookSense.com -- some of which are pretty significant.

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02 Jul

BookSense.com's Co-op Reimbursement Program -- A Bridge Between Booksellers and Publishers

Over the past two years, BookSense.com has grown exponentially in its value to independent booksellers. Here's an invitation to stores with Book Sense to take another look at the improved product as well as details of the BookSense.com Co-op Reimbursement Program, which can offset a significant portion of the monthly costs.

Greetings Bookseller With Book Sense,

It's time for you to take another look at BookSense.com!

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02 Jul

BookSense.com On the Move…

Here BookSense.com Director Len Vlahos updates booksellers on the latest improvements and enhancements to BookSense.com.

Greetings! There's a lot of BookSense.com news in this edition of "On the Move…." From new shipping options to longer timeouts to a new Levenger icon, much has happened since my last column, so let's get right to it:

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11 Jun

BookSense.com Users Group Meeting Makes for a 'Vibrant, Forthright Discussion'

On Friday, May 30, at BookExpo America, over 40 current and potential BookSense.com users attended the hour-long BookSense.com Users Group meeting, where they heard about the latest features of BookSense.com, as well as planned enhancements to the product. Moderator Len Vlahos, BookSense.com director, told BTW it was a productive session.

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22 May

Independent Booksellers Urge Governors to Start Collecting Sales Tax Online

ABA President Ann Christophersen

In a letter dated May 22, sent on behalf of ABA member bookstores, ABA President Ann Christophersen once again urges the state governors and other elected officials in the 45 states that charge sales tax to immediately take step

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15 May

BookSense.com On the Move…

This month's feature from BookSense.com Director Len Vlahos updates booksellers on the latest improvements and enhancements to BookSense.com.

Greetings! There's a lot of new BookSense.com news in this month's edition of "On the Move.…"

New relationship with Levenger

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08 May

California Senate Passes Bill Clarifying Online Sales Tax Law

On May 8, by a 23 to 15 vote, the California State Senate passed Senate Bill 103, which would clarify existing California sales tax laws and require retailers with bricks-and-mortar stores or warehouses in California to charge sales tax for purchases made online by California residents. The bill, S.B. 103, was introduced by Senator Deirdre Alpert (D-San Diego) in late January. The bill now goes to the State Assembly.

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08 May

California Tax Commission to Audit Barnesandnoble.com

At its April 23 meeting, California's State Board of Equalization (BOE) voted 3-2 to conduct a full-scale audit of Barnesandnoble.com to determine if the online retailer has nexus in the state of California. The vote came after the Board reaffirmed its September 12, 2002 decision that Barnesandnoble.com was obligated to pay California back use taxes for a period of four months -- from November 15, 1999 to March 31, 2000 -- because Barnes & Noble stores were offering coupons discounting purchases made at Barnesandnoble.com.

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10 Apr

BookSense.com On the Move . . .

This month's feature from BookSense.com Director Len Vlahos updates booksellers on the latest improvements and enhancements to BookSense.com.

Greetings! Much has occurred in the last month. In our continuing drive to improve BookSense.com, we're in the process of adding staff and some new features to the BookSense.com product.

Here's a quick rundown:

1. Staff on the Move!

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