01 Nov

With Podcasting, Indie Bookstores Take to the Digital Airwaves

When it comes to expanding their brand, some independent bookstores are looking to a rapidly growing media trend: podcasts.

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25 Apr

Tips for Safer Computing

ABA Systems Administrator Josh Harding shares a few tips to help improve the stability of your computer and keep sensitive information safe.

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05 Apr

IndieLite Now Available to ABA Members

After extensive testing, IndieLite is now available to ABA members looking for a simpler, less expensive e-commerce solution.

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21 Mar

ABA Institutes App Now Features 2017 Children’s Institute

Registrants for the ABC Children’s Institute, which kicks off on April 5, can now access the Children’s Institute event listing in the ABA Institutes app.

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27 Feb

IndieCommunication: Easier Bulk Upload, Google Analytics Webinars, Mobile-Friendly Themes

The February 27 edition of IndieCommunication for IndieCommerce stores features news about an easier way to upload and maintain large numbers of custom products as well as reminders about Google Analytics webinars and mobile-friendly themes.

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21 Feb

Google Analytics Webinar Now Available on BookWeb and YouTube

A recording of “Google Analytics for E-commerce,” a webinar reprise of the popular Winter Institute 12 session led by Max Thomas, is currently available on BookWeb and YouTube.

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20 Jan

ABA Institutes App Puts Wi12 at Your Fingertips

All Wi12 attendees are encouraged to download the ABA Institutes app, which lets users see the full event program, create their own schedules, contact other users, and receive late-breaking news alerts from ABA.

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11 Jan

App Available to Enhance Winter Institute 12 Experience

All Wi12 attendees are encouraged to download the ABA Institutes app, which allows users to see the full event program, create personal schedules, contact other participants, and more.

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11 Jan

IndieCommerce Alert: Google’s Pop-up Requirements for Mobile Devices Have Changed

The IndieCommerce team explains what Google’s recent decision regarding intrusive interstitials on mobile devices means for bookstore websites.

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26 Oct

BTW News Briefs

150-plus independent bookstores now offer digital audiobooks; CBC introduces ABA institute scholarships for publishing staff; Nominations open for National Small Business Week Awards; Ingram Academic Services to distribute Stanford University Press and University of Ottawa Press; Association of American University Presses moves central office

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25 Oct

Someone Probably Knows Your Password

Here is a look at several ways that technology can you help you protect against hackers gaining access to your accounts.

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27 Sep

Treeline Tips & Tricks: Getting Affiliated on Edelweiss+

Edelweiss/Treeline Education Coordinator Joe Foster shows how booksellers can find a deeper integration of community activity in Edelweiss+.

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31 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Thirty prospective and existing booksellers attend Paz workshop; Amazon to open bookstore in Chicago; German publishers, booksellers join petition for free expression in Turkey; Penguin Random House introduces Subway Reads; Globe Pequot launches Lone Star Books; Pen Center USA announces award winners; Wendell Berry to receive Voice of the Heartland Award; Thurber Prize finalists, Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award winners announced

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27 Jul

Bookstores Use IndieCommerce’s Wish List Feature to Create Gift Registries

Two ABA member stores, Greenlight Bookstore and Politics & Prose, have repurposed IndieCommerce’s wish list feature so that customers can also use it to set up gift registries.

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18 Jul Offers Digital Audiobook Platform for Bookstores

A new online platform created by the Seattle-based technology company allows independent bookstores to offer digital audiobooks to their customers through cobranded online storefronts.

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