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07 Feb

Live Webinar of Wi12’s “Google Analytics for E-commerce” Offered Next Thursday

Registration is now open for a live webinar of the popular Winter Institute 12 session “Google Analytics for E-commerce,” to be held on Thursday, February 16.

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24 Jan

Talking E-Commerce at Wi12

Opportunities abound for IndieCommerce users and non-users alike to talk to members of the IndieCommerce team at this week’s Winter Institute.

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18 Jan

Bulk of U.S. Population Resides in States With Level Playing Field

ABA’s recently updated E-Fairness Map provides visual proof that a majority of states are taking strides to level the playing field for Main Street retailers.

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13 Jan

The Top Sources of IndieCommerce Store Traffic in 2016

Three referral sources were responsible for almost 75 percent of IndieCommerce traffic in 2016, according to IndieCommerce Director Phil Davies.

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03 Jan

Sales Tax Roundup: Amazon to Begin Collecting Sales Tax in Three More States

On January 1, Amazon began collecting and remitting sales tax on in-state purchases in Iowa, Louisiana, and Nebraska.

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20 Dec

New York Times Op-Ed Contributor: Time Has Come for Honest Conversation About Digital Monopolies

New York Times op-ed contributor Jonathan Taplin calls into question the market dominance of Facebook, Google, Apple, and Amazon, especially in comparison to the proposed AT&T–Time Warner merger.

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16 Dec

Important IndieCommerce Fraud Alert

At least nine IndieCommerce stores recently received fraudulent orders using stolen credit card numbers. Because the amounts were under $40, they were hard to detect.

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30 Nov

BTW News Briefs

Binc Foundation launches “Think Binc” fundraising campaign; E-commerce tops shopping in brick-and-mortar stores over Black Friday weekend; Esteemed authors and translators to attend 2016 New Literature From Europe Festival; Book Industry Study Group expands 2017 programming; Forbes and Advantage Media Group launch ForbesBooks

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29 Nov

Sales Tax Update: Wyoming and Ohio

Wyoming and Ohio took steps in November to impose a tax on out-of-state businesses that lack a physical presence in the state.

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02 Nov

Beware of Unusually Large Phone Orders for Textbooks

Stores are once again receiving telephone orders for a large number of textbooks that are being placed using stolen credit cards.

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02 Nov

BTW News Briefs

Pat Conroy Literary Center names Jonathan Haupt as first executive director; Amazon’s non-prime members pay more for books; 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards longlist announced; Marilyn Nelson named winner of NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature

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25 Oct

NAIBA Keynote Focuses on Sharing the New Localism Message

How booksellers can become more effective advocates on public policy and make the case for fair business practices was the focus of a keynote presentation at the NAIBA fall conference.

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21 Sep

BTW News Briefs

Writers Digest Banned Books Week sale to benefit ABFE; Brian O’Leary named new BISG executive director; Reading Without Walls Challenge pilot program begins; Amazon Books to open Boston-area store; Ingram Content Group adds three new associates

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21 Sep

Amazon to Collect Sales Tax on D.C. Purchases

Amazon will begin collecting and remitting sales tax in Washington, D.C., in October. The decision appears to be related to Amazon’s desire to open a storefront location in the District.

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14 Sep

BTW News Briefs

Binc Co-Ambassador Ann Patchett films promotional video; ABFE joins protest over bookstore boycott; AAP CEO Tom Allen to step down; Bloomsbury USA restructures; NBF Director Lisa Lucas talks to NYT Magazine; Books Are My Bag Readers Awards to launch; Amazon to open dozens of pop-up stores in malls; Sharon Olds wins 2016 Wallace Stevens Award; FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award short list announced

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