Technology Meetups on the Calendar for July

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ABA Meetups

During the month of July, the American Booksellers Association will present two Technology Meetups, one on cyber insurance and the other on Zoom. Sign up and learn more about ABA meetups here.

July 9 at 1:00 p.m. ET: Technology Meetup: “Cyber Insurance”

There are various insurance coverages that can assist in providing protections to you and your bookstore related to cyber threats. During this time of crisis, there has been a notable increase in the need for cyber security. Cyber threats can come in many forms (phishing, malware, extortion, viruses, etc.), and cyber insurance coverages come in many forms as well. The team from Arrowhead General Insurance Agency will present information on cyber coverages and how these coverages can protect your bookstores. Guest speakers will include Bookstore Insurance Specialist Judi Yacovazzi, Vice President and Bookstore Insurance Leader Tiffany Poletti, and Chief Underwriting Officer Chris McQuiklin.

July 30 at 1:00 p.m. ET: Technology Meetup: “Zoom”

In June, publisher Wiley offered to send copies of Zoom for Dummies to independent booksellers free of charge upon request. Now, Wiley has gone a step further to work with ABA and Zoom for Dummies author Phil Simon to set up this Technology Meetup, during which Phil will provide his expert advice on Zoom, including best practices, tips, and answers to some commonly asked questions.