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Headlines for the issue of January 13, 2021

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Virtual Winter Institute 2021

Registration Underway for Virtual Winter Institute

The three-day event will consist of keynote presentations, rep picks sessions, educational programming, social events with fellow booksellers and authors, poetry interludes, IndieCommerce one-on-ones, a fundraiser for the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, and more. 

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12 Jan
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ABA Dues Renewal Season Begins

For the upcoming membership year, the American Booksellers Association is inviting all member bookstores to renew their dues via an online form.

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13 Jan
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ABA Introduces New Way for Booksellers to Suggest Education Topics, Speakers

ABA is inviting booksellers to offer suggestions year-round about education topics, panelists, and speakers via a new form.

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13 Jan

ABA 101: Glossary of Terms

ABA 101 is a new series aimed to introduce booksellers to the basics of the American Booksellers Association’s operations, beginning with a list of some of the important terms ABA members might come across in our communications.

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13 Jan
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ABA Seeking Candidates for Marketing Manager Position

ABA’s marketing manager position is responsible for marketing independent bookstores as a channel and creating marketing campaigns for stores to use to reach new and existing customers.

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2020 Vision November 2020

11 Jan
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Financial Survey Responses Due January 18

The financial snapshot survey, which was launched earlier this month, takes just five minutes to complete.

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11 Jan
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Nominations Close January 20 for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

In adding to the DEIC, ABA is looking for individuals who represent different diverse identities. Booksellers can nominate themselves or a colleague now.

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11 Jan

Sign Up to Send the Indie Next List E-Newsletter to Your Customers

The January Indie Next List e-newsletter, featuring the month’s 20 titles with bookseller quotes in addition to a Q&A with the #1 pick, was sent to more than 668,000 customers at 183 ABA member stores.

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12 Jan

Independent Bookstore Day Catalog of Exclusives Goes Live January 15

The catalog of exclusive, literary-themed items will go live on the Independent Bookstore Day website on Friday, January 15. Booksellers have until Friday, February 5, to submit their orders.

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13 Jan

Wi16 Attendees: Send in Your Education Questions Now

While the chat function in event platform Hopin will be open during each session for additional interaction, this form will help Wi16 panelists focus session content by collecting some bookseller questions in advance.

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11 Jan
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January 14 Technology Meetup to Feature Open Conversation

Booksellers are invited to partake in an open conversation about the results of the feedback survey, the technologies that improve their business operations on a daily basis, and what they might look into during 2021.

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11 Jan

Sign Up Now for Virtual Buzz Books Editors Panel

Booksellers are invited to join editors for a virtual Buzz Books Editors Panel on Wednesday, January 27, sponsored by the American Booksellers Association and Publishers Lunch.

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11 Jan

Join the January 27 Virtual Education Session on Planning a Book Fair

A companion session to the January 13 event on building school partnerships will look at the basics for in-school, in-store, and online book fairs.

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11 Jan
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First Webinar in New IndieCommerce Series to Look at Creating Clean, High-Converting Websites

Rescheduled to January 27, the IndieCommerce team will host an educational webinar for stores on IndieCommerce or IndieLite websites.

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11 Jan

Array of Coffee Breaks to Connect Booksellers Throughout January

Four more virtual Coffee Breaks will be held between now and the end of the month. Join for an opportunity to talk with booksellers from across the country.

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13 Jan
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E-commerce Update: What’s the New Normal in 2021?

Online customers are settling into purchase habits that are leading to a conversion rate that may become the baseline conversion rate for most of 2021.

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12 Jan

New Book Industry Events Slated for Summer

Publishers Weekly has announced the launch of the U.S. Book Show, set for May 26–28, while Edelweiss by Above the Treeline announced the launch of Edelweiss BookFest, to be held June 8–9.

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13 Jan
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Marketing Meetup Recap: Open Conversation

Booksellers discussed marketing strategies that worked in 2020, upcoming plans for the year, and Valentine’s Day marketing. 

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13 Jan
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Booksellers: Catch Up on ABA Coffee Breaks Now

A recording of the first New Member Coffee Break is available to view on BookWeb.org, along with recordings of many other weekly Coffee Break sessions.

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13 Jan
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Check Out ABA’s New Advocacy Page on BookWeb

Booksellers can use the new page to participate in advocacy campaigns, search for legislation, get voting information, and find and message their federal and state elected officials.

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13 Jan
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A Breakdown of the New COVID-19 Relief Package

On December 27, 2020, a new COVID-19 relief package was signed into law. The package extends and expands many of the same programs established by the CARES Act.

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13 Jan

SBA to Open 20 Women’s Business Centers Across America

The centers will be hosted in rural and underserved markets and widen the footprint and partnership with historically Black colleges and universities.

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13 Jan
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Libro.fm Becomes Social Purpose Corporation

The designation allows Libro.fm to pursue both social and financial goals in the for-profit context. 

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