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14 Aug

Technology Meetup Recap: SMS Services

During the session, booksellers heard from colleagues who are using various SMS services to communicate and engage with customers.

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07 Aug

Sign Up to Join ABA’s August 8 Marketing Meetup, August 13 Technology Meetup

ABA now offers two opportunities for live online education: a twice-monthly Marketing Meetup and a monthly Technology Meetup. All booksellers are invited to participate in these online conversations.

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29 Jul

Sign Up to Join ABA’s August 8 Marketing Meetup

In the second of two meetups on how to organize and market multi-store events, bookseller speakers will discuss Independent Bookstore Day in addition to other shop local events, such as Find Waldo Local and Here’s Harry.

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24 Jul

Sign Up to Join ABA’s July 25 Marketing Meetup

In the first of two meetups on how to organize and market multi-store events, bookseller speakers will focus on Independent Bookstore Day and how regional businesses put together bookstore crawls and passports. 

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24 Jul

Technically Speaking: Roving and Mobile Point-of-Sale Systems

Director of ABA Technology Greg Galloway offers a look at how booksellers use mobile point-of-sale systems in their stores and offsite and talks with the various POS vendors who offer such systems.

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17 Jul

Sign Up to Join ABA’s Marketing, Technology Meetups

These live online discussions feature expert booksellers sharing tips, tricks, advice, and insight with attendees.

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17 Jul

House Antitrust Committee Holds Hearing on Market Power of Online Platforms

The subcommittee heard from two panels of witnesses, including Stacy Mitchell of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance as well as representatives from Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple.

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08 Jul

Technology Meetup Recap: Google Analytics and Your Store

“What I’m constantly surprised by is the amount of information about our website that is available right there at my fingertips and how customizable that information is,” said Jason Jefferies of Quail Ridge Books.

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20 Jun

Learn More About Google Analytics at ABA’s First Technology Meetup

The July 2 session is the first of a new series within ABA’s education curriculum, which also includes the association’s Marketing Meetups, and will look at more technology-related topics. 

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19 Jun

ABA Launches New Technology Meetup Series

The first technology meetup, focusing on Google Analytics, will be held on July 2 as part of a new series within ABA’s education curriculum, which also includes the association’s Marketing Meetups. 

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19 Jun

Ci7 App: Use the Map

Children’s Institute attendees can check out maps of the host hotel and the city of Pittsburgh on the Ci7 app, among other helpful features.

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11 Jun

Sign Up for the June 20 Marketing Meetup: “Offering Printing & Publishing Services to Your Local Community”

In this Marketing Meetup, the last in a three-part series presented by IngramSpark, booksellers will hear from two independent bookstores that offer printing and publishing services to local authors.

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11 Jun

NSA Highlights Danger of New Windows Bug BlueKeep

This bug is being used to infect systems with ransomware; it represents a critical security vulnerability to all Windows systems released in the past 18 years.

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10 Jun

Ci7 App: Make Your Own Schedule

Among other functions, the app allows users to access the Children’s Institute schedule along with full session descriptions, and then create their own customized agendas.

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07 May

POS Vendor Anthology Offers New Credit Card Processing Solution

Credit card processing company Clearent provides secure processing across all Anthology configurations, including Classic, APC, and RDS.

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