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20 Nov

Committee on Small Business Holds Hearing With Big Tech

“The grip that Big Tech now holds over our daily lives and our competitive landscape at the same time is astounding but also concerning,” said hearing leader Chairwoman Nydia Velázquez.

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19 Nov

Technology Meetup Recap: Task Management/Staff Communication Tools

During the meetup, booksellers discussed the tools they use for staff communication and task management, including Slack, Trello, Asana, and BiTrix24.

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08 Nov

New Features and a Seminar Opportunity For IndieLite Users

Bookstores using the ABA e-commerce platform IndieLite now have several new options they can activate on their website. The IndieCommerce team has also announced a new IndieLite seminar at Winter Institute 2020 in Baltimore.

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31 Oct

Sign Up Now for November Technology, Marketing Meetups

The next Marketing Meetup will look at marketing with Eventbrite, while the Technology Meetup will look at task management and staff communication tools.

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30 Oct

New Topics Announced for November Marketing and Technology Meetups

Marketing Meetups will look at determining your marketing budget and marketing with Eventbrite, while the Technology Meetup will look at task management and staff communication tools.

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21 Oct

Sign Up for ABA’s Upcoming Marketing, Technology Meetups

Next month’s Marketing Meetups will look at marketing budgets and Eventbrite, while the Technology Meetup will focus on task management and communication tools. All booksellers are welcome to join.

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16 Oct

Technology Meetup Recap: Payment Methods

During the meetup, three booksellers shared their experiences with various payment methods, including Square, PayPal, and more.

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09 Oct

Hear All About Audiobooks at ABA’s Upcoming Marketing Meetup

The meetup will look at selling and gifting audiobooks and the celebration of Libro.fm’s Real People Monday, also known as Cyber Monday. All booksellers are invited to join.

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02 Oct

Sign Up for ABA’s Upcoming Marketing, Technology Meetups

The October 8 Technology Meetup will look at alternative payment methods, while the October 17 Marketing Meetup will focus on Libro.fm audiobooks. All booksellers are welcome to join.

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17 Sep

Technology Meetup Recap: Digital Events

During the meetup, booksellers heard about alternatives to in-store visits with authors, from online book clubs to Facebook Live videos to Skype sessions.

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28 Aug

ABA Provides DOJ Antitrust Division With Information Ahead of Its Big Tech Review

“It is clear that Amazon is able to use its dominance to manipulate market structures, suppress competition, and harm consumers and other stakeholders,” ABA wrote in an August 28 letter.

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28 Aug

Sign Up for ABA’s Upcoming Marketing, Technology Meetups

The September 5 Marketing Meetup will look at Hummingbird e-book marketing, while the September 10 Technology Meetup will focus on hosting digital events. All booksellers are welcome to join.

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27 Aug

Bibliotech: Augmented Reality Games Driving Gamers Into Public Spaces

With similar audiences, gameplay, and book tie-ins, Pokémon Go, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, and Minecraft Earth offer retailers across the globe new opportunities to augment their bottom line.

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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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