Ingram’s Booklove and Indie Vault Programs Garner Praise From Booksellers

    ABA member bookstores are encouraged to sign up for Booklove and Indie Vault, two programs from Ingram Content Group that provide exclusive benefits for indie booksellers.

    Tips From PartnerShip: Choose Your Packaging

    PartnerShip, an ABA business service affinity partner, has some tips for bookstores on choosing the correct size for packages.

    Small Business Majority Acquires, Expands Educational Online Lending Platform

    The Small Business Majority has introduced expanded resources to, an educational online lending platform that the organization took over in February. 

    Book Buyer’s Handbook Features Special Publisher Offers and More

    ABA’s Book Buyer’s Handbook is a valuable resource where booksellers can find information about publishers’ special offers, contact information, ordering and returns policies, co-op advertising, and more.

    Join the ABC Children’s Group to Start Receiving “Flashlight” Newsletter

    Upcoming issues of Flashlight, a monthly e-newsletter full of exciting, exclusive content for ABC Group members, will feature publisher promotions, guest posts, social media shout-outs, and more.

    ABA’s Backlist Buying Calculator Makes It Easy to Tally Up Savings

    ABA recently created the new Backlist Buying Calculator, a self-calculating Excel spreadsheet that allows booksellers to easily figure out their savings when utilizing publishers’ backlist offers.

    New “ABA Learning on Demand” Page Features Webinars and Training Videos

    ABA’s new “ABA Learning on Demand” page on features videos of members-only webinars on topics including basic sales techniques, creating a press kit, and IndieCommerce and IndieLite.

    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.

    ABC Children’s Group Launches "Flashlight" Newsletter

    One of the many benefits of membership in the ABC Children’s Group at ABA is the new Flashlight e-newsletter, which features inspirational ideas, guest posts, special publisher offers, and more.

    An Overview of Two Health Insurance Options for Small Employers

    In response to requests from member booksellers, the American Booksellers Association has identified two possible health insurance options for small employers.

    Free BTW Classifieds Available to ABA Member Stores

    All ABA bookstore members in good standing are entitled to four free two-week Classified Ad insertions in Bookselling This Week each year.

    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 Offers Free Audiobook Listening Copies for ABA Members

    Booksellers currently working in an ABA member store are invited to access more than three dozen complimentary audiobooks each month by signing up for’s Audiobook Listening Copy program.

    Indies Prepare Events for Children’s Book Week

    Independent bookstores across the country are preparing to host events for Children’s Book Week, the annual celebration of children’s books and literacy sponsored by Every Child a Reader.

    “A Child of Books” Printed Gift Certificates Now Available

    A new printed gift certificate design featuring artwork from Candlewick Press’ A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston can be ordered now on


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