16 Aug
Plant the Future You Want To See

The Future Is Indie Campaign Continues For The Fall!

By choosing to shop local and shop indie, readers not only nurture a thriving literary culture but also sow the seeds of a more sustainable and diverse future.

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16 Aug
Quarter Four Top 10 Checklist

Q4 Top 10 Checklist

It’s August! Welcome to the holiday season! Here’s a Top 10 4th Quarter (Q4) checklist of simple ways to start preparing for the holidays. 

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02 Aug

International Cat Day Interview with Stacks

Peek into the future with this exclusive interview with ABA mascot Stacks.

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18 Jan

2022 Online Holiday Shopping Results

An e-commerce update from the IndieCommerce Team summarizing the major takeaways from the 2022 online holiday shopping season.

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22 Nov

Current & Projected Online Holiday Shopping Sales Trends For 2022

There are some notable online sales trends surfacing for bookstores in the lead up to the holiday season.

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22 Nov

It’s Credit Card Fraud Season

Online credit card fraud is on the rise. With the increase in online purchases your website may also become a target for online credit card fraud. Stay prepared with IndieCommerce's resources and reports.

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22 Nov
Ingram's Advice for the Holidays

Ingram's Advice for the Holidays

As Ingram also faces the supply chain challenge, coupled with their own labor shortage and supply chain issues, they're offering some suggestions to help stores optimize their ordering for the season.

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19 Oct
Top 10 Tips for Hosting DQSH

Top Ten Strategies for Hosting Drag Queen Story Hour

In light of ongoing anti-LGBTQ2SIA+ attacks against indie Drag Queen Story Hour events, here are our top ten strategies to support and protect Drag Queen Story Hour.

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05 Oct
James Patterson 2021

James Patterson Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program Returns for 2022

Patterson has pledged a personal contribution of $250,000, to be distributed in amounts of $500, to 500 booksellers from ABA member bookstores. 

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31 Aug
Quarter Four Top 10 Checklist

A Top 10 4th Quarter (Q4) Checklist

If October was the New December last year, then September is the New December this year as supply chain issues continue to plague the industry. Which means: Now is the time to get ready! Welcome to the Holiday Season! Here’s a Top 10 4th Quarter (Q4) checklist of simple ways to start preparing for the holidays. 

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10 Aug
Good books come to those who shop early

Announcing the 2022 Fall Marketing Campaign

Fall is near, and with that comes ABA’s Fall holiday shopping campaign: Good books come to those who shop early!

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03 Aug
National Book Lovers Day

7 Ways Stores Can Prepare for Book Lovers Day

Celebrate Book Lovers Day on August 9! Encourage your customers to put down their phones and celebrate reading and literature.

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15 Jun
Ray Daniels, Chief Communications Officer

A Personal Meaning to Juneteenth and its Historical Relevance

For most Americans, Juneteenth became a national holiday just last year. ABA's Chief Communications Officer, Ray Daniels, shares how he discovered Juneteenth in a book of all places.

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04 Jan
E-commerce update

IndieCommerce Reports Strong Online Sales in 2021 For Independent Bookstores

Based on 2021 sales data from 570 IndieCommerce and IndieLite websites, these independent bookstores averaged a 387% increase in their online sales revenue when compared to pre-Covid 2019 sales.

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