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31 Mar

Flowh Super-Socializes Event Calendars

Flowh is a more social version of the traditional event calendar. The online platform can turn an independent bookstore’s calendar into a marketing tool that connects with customers in new ways.

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23 Mar

Treeline Analytics Tips & Tricks: Prioritize on Metrics

In the first of a new monthly column offering best practices for making the most of the wealth of tools provided by Treeline Analytics, Joe Foster shows booksellers a few tips for using the Prioritize on Metrics graph.

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12 Mar

Poetry Month Initiatives Help Booksellers Spread the Joy

The Academy of American Poets offers several resources and initiatives that booksellers can use to help customers celebrate National Poetry Month this April.

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18 Feb

New SBA Resource Helps Small Businesses LINC to Capital

The Small Business Administration has launched an online tool that provides small business owners seeking capital with increased access to SBA lenders.

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06 Jan

Urban Expositions Offers Five Gift Shows in January

Booksellers can find a wide range of new products and take advantage of special ABA member savings at five, free Urban Expositions gift shows this month.

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12 Nov

Shopping Local for the Holidays: AIB’s Infographic Has the Facts to Know

An AIB infographic presenting key facts about shopping locally this holiday season is a powerful resource for talking to both the media and store customers.
 

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12 Nov

Plenty of Resources Available for Small Business Saturday

A variety of free American Express/Shop Small marketing materials are available online, and there is still time to order a free Shop Small Merchant Rally Kit.

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05 Nov

Celebrate the Season With New Holiday DIY Designs

Deck your walls and website with four new winter/holiday designs for banners and posters available now, along with past favorites, in the Bookseller DIY’s Designs & Downloads.

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18 Sep

New Social Media Discussion Forum Active on BookWeb

A new social media forum has been launched on BookWeb.org at the request of ABA member booksellers. 

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30 Jun

New Google Portal Provides Single Dashboard for Business Services

The recently unveiled Google My Business portal allows small businesses to manage their Google services through one central location.

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12 Jun

A Look at Coverage to Date of the Hachette-Amazon Dispute

As national media outlets continue to address the Hachette-Amazon controversy, ABA has developed a resource list of news reports, bookseller responses, author comments, and more to help inform the independent bookselling community and its supporters.

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04 Apr

Freshen Up for Spring

Here’s a quick reminder that customizable spring poster and web banner designs are available to ABA members in BookWeb’s Designs and Downloads.

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03 Apr

Pinterest Boards for Bookstore Displays Draw Media Attention and Grow to Three

With nearly 300 followers each and a recent write-up in the Christian Science Monitor, two Pinterest boards created by Gary Robson of Red Lodge Books & Tea are an ideal place to share bookstore display ideas. Just this week, a third board was added for displays on banned books and censorship.

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26 Mar

Booksellers Share Display Ideas on Pinterest

Booksellers are encouraged to check out two new Pinterest boards, Creative Bookstore Windows and Effective Bookstore Displays, now available as a community resource for sharing and discovering bookstore display ideas. 

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06 Mar

BTW News Briefs

Booksellers look for answers from L.A. Times Festival of Books; Small Business Majority offers free media training; Supreme Court to hear workers’ case against Amazon; Linda Matthews retires from Chicago Review Press; Sylvan Dell becomes Arbordale Publishing; PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction finalists revealed; Lambda Literary Award finalists announced; Children’s Africana Book Award winners chosen

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