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16 Apr

Update Your Store Information on BookWeb

ABA member stores can update their general store information, e-mail recipient preferences, and buyer contact details by clicking under the “Update Store Data” heading in BookWeb.org’s “For Booksellers” menu.

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10 Apr
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BTW Round-up: Winter Institute 14 Education Recaps

Bookselling This Week has compiled all of its coverage of the education sessions presented at Winter Institute 14, which was held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, this past January.

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14 Mar

2019 Interactive Independent Bookstore Day Map Goes Live

Readers can now search an interactive map featuring more than 575 bookstores that will be selling special literary-themed merch on April 27, Independent Bookstore Day.

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06 Mar
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National Coalition Against Censorship Publishes “Defend LGBTQ Stories” Resource

The resource offers an overview of common arguments made by would-be censors and provides techniques for advocating for LGBTQ stories in local schools and communities.

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13 Feb

Children’s Book Week Taps Ayesha Curry as Centennial Spokesperson, Reveals Official Poster

More than 1,000 indie bookstores, schools, and libraries are participating in the 100th annual celebration, taking place from April 29 to May 5, 2019.

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05 Feb

Wi14 Education: Your Landlord, Your Business Partner

Bookseller panelists discussed best practices for improving landlord relationships, tips for turning a landlord into an advocate for local small businesses, and strategies for lease negotiations.

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20 Nov

Now on BookWeb: Calendar Featuring Title Suggestions With Pre-Order Potential

ABA’s new Pre-Order Calendar on BookWeb.org lets booksellers see a curated list of titles that have good pre-order potential and added value for customers who order from their local indie. 

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19 Nov
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For More Page Views, Add the Best Books for Young Readers Catalog to Your Website

The 2018 ABC Best Books digital catalog is mobile-friendly and easily integrated by IndieCommerce staff with no work necessary for bookstores.

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19 Nov

Shelf-talker Featuring Indie Next List Submission Deadlines Serves as Aid for Bookstore Staff

Booksellers in the IndieBound movement are encouraged to post the new shelf-talker in their back room so staff can keep track of blurb submission deadlines for the Indie Next List.

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14 Nov

Third Place Hosts Congresswoman Jayapal and Other Ways to Create Connections With Elected Officials

Third Place Books Managing Partner Robert Sindelar offers a few best practices for booksellers looking to build meaningful and long-lasting relationships with their local and state elected officials.

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07 Nov

Resources Available to Support Booksellers’ Advocacy Efforts

The Local Policy Action Toolkit offers independent business owners and retailers tools to advocate for local policies that support local economies. 

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07 Nov

Two Indies First Press Release Templates Now Available on BookWeb.org

For more promotional material, booksellers can go to the AmEx website for Small Business Saturday posters and e-mail templates, or to BookWeb.org for Indies First web banners and social media images.

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24 Oct

Now on BookWeb: Short Demo on Navigating the New BookScan

NPD Book President Jonathan Stolper showed booksellers how to use NPD’s new DecisionKey® platform in this 30-minute demonstration.

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10 Oct

“Talk to ABA”: BTW Highlights Interactive Elements of Redesigned ABA Website

ABA’s new, improved website features interactive resources booksellers can use to better communicate with the association and other booksellers, including new ways to submit information about store changes.

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02 Oct
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ABA Launches New, More Interactive Version of BookWeb.org

ABA recently redesigned its website to provide bookseller members and its other constituents with a more dynamic, cleanly designed online hub for resources and information.

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