Explore Online and Virtual Events Tools on BookWeb [4]

As more bookstores move to hosting online and virtual events in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak, a team at the American Booksellers Association has assessed the various features available through a number of online event services.

Booksellers can now visit the new Online and Virtual Events Tools chart [6] on BookWeb to learn more about services such as Crowdcast, Twitch, Google Meet, IGTV, and many more.

The chart provides a link to each service and looks at its pricing, reach, interactive features, and sales capabilities.

Booksellers who are hosting online and virtual events can find a detailed list of publisher policies regarding story times and related events on the Coronavirus Resources for Booksellers page [7]. In addition, ABA has created a list of Author-Hosted Virtual Events and Downloadable Digital Event Kits [8] that booksellers are invited to take advantage of.

For more information on the crisis, booksellers can visit the Coronavirus Resources for Booksellers page [9] and a dedicated members-only COVID-19 Bookseller-to-Bookseller Forum [10] on BookWeb.