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12 Feb

IndieCommunication: Google May Not Like Your Website

The February 8 IndieCommunication newsletter includes details about making your website secure and mobile-friendly, using Google Analytics, and more.

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07 Feb

Infographic Illustrates Amazon’s Dominance

A consumer review website recently published a 16-page infographic that provides comprehensive details on the extensive scope of Amazon’s economic reach.

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14 Nov

Booksellers Call IndieLite an Easy, Affordable E-Commerce Option

IndieLite, a new e-commerce solution from the American Booksellers Association, is garnering positive reviews from booksellers, who say it’s a quick and simple way to start selling books online.

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04 Oct

IndieCommunication: Regional Show One-on-Ones and the IndieCommerce Institute

The upcoming IndieCommunication newsletter includes details about signing up for one-on-ones at the fall regional trade shows as well as information about the IndieCommerce Institute at Wi13.

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26 Sep

Shipping Carriers Report Disruptions Following Hurricanes

A variety of uncontrollable events can cause disruptions in mail delivery service; as interruptions occur, USPS, UPS, and FedEx are keeping customers in the loop via dedicated service alert pages.

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25 Jul

Survey Seeks IndieCommerce and IndieLite Users’ Input on Webinar Topics

The IndieCommerce team is issuing a short survey that asks IndieCommerce and IndieLite users to suggest topics for a new series of webinars.

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21 Jun

BTW News Briefs

ILSR responds to Amazon’s Whole Foods acquisition; Tubby & Coo’s, White Birch Books win Sourcebooks challenge; WNDB launches OurStory app; NEA awards $84 million in grants; Chicago Review Press acquires Bright Ideas for Learning series; Man Booker International Prize, WNBA Awards, CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal winners announced

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10 May

BTW News Briefs

Utah sales tax revenues up after Amazon rule change; Opposition to Amazon buy button rule; Wiley CEO resigns; Best Translated Book Award, Judith A. Markowitz Award, British Book Award winners announced; Arthur C. Clarke Award shortlist revealed

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05 Apr

IndieLite Now Available to ABA Members

After extensive testing, IndieLite is now available to ABA members looking for a simpler, less expensive e-commerce solution.

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22 Mar

Bloomberg BNA: Amazon Close to Breaking Wal-Mart Record for Subsidies

Bloomberg BNA’s Daily Tax Report: State details how Amazon is on the verge of setting a record for garnering state and local tax subsidies.

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22 Mar

Victory! Amazon Will Collect and Remit Sales Tax in All States With Sales Tax Laws

After almost two decades of a hard-fought political battle to require Amazon to collect and remit sales tax in every state that collects sales tax, Main Street retailers can finally declare victory.

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15 Mar

BTW News Briefs

Amazon to collect and remit sales tax in New Mexico; Bertelsmann to raise Random House stake; Ingram to offer poetry newsletter; Two new Amazon stores planned; The Mothers to head to movie screens; Lambda Literary finalists, Tiptree Award, Plimpton Prize, Terry Southern Prize,  and Story Prize winners announced

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13 Mar

IndieCommunication: A Low-Cost E-Commerce Alternative and More

The March 10 edition of IndieCommunication, the newsletter for IndieCommerce stores, included information about IndieLite, one-on-one sessions at Children’s Institute, and more.

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08 Mar

ABA to Offer Low-Cost E-Commerce Alternative

IndieLite, the new e-commerce platform under development by ABA, will be a solution for bookstores that are just getting started in e-commerce or those that want a website requiring very little time and effort to maintain.

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01 Mar

BTW News Briefs

Transfer of Perseus Books distribution completed; PRH to publish Obamas; WNDB internship application opens; Hummingbird offers new discount program; Study finds post-millennials prefer physical stores; Amazon opens East Coast store; #FreeWordsTurkey petition presented to German government; LA Times Book Prize finalists announced 

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