Social Media

10 Nov
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Stay Engaged With Customers on Social Media During the Holidays

Overall social media usage has increased during the pandemic, with the average engagement with posts per day increasing across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.

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07 Oct
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House Antitrust Subcommittee Releases Long-Awaited Big Tech Report

The subcommittee proposed changes to antitrust law to rein in Big Tech’s power. Among additional recommendations were ways to make it easier to go after dominant platforms for predatory pricing.

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30 Sep
Liberty From All Masters by Barry Lynn

Part II: A Q&A With Barry Lynn, Author of Liberty From All Masters

“In short, booksellers, simply by doing what they do best, will help to protect one of the fundamental institutions of democracy, which is the book industry itself,” says Lynn.

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23 Sep
Liberty From All Masters by Barry Lynn

Part I: A Q&A With Barry Lynn, Author of Liberty From All Masters

Lynn’s book, out September 29, examines how monopoly power, specifically that of Google, Amazon, and Facebook, threatens liberty, democracy, prosperity, and national security. 

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22 Jul
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ABA Writes House Antitrust Subcommittee Ahead of July 27 Big Tech Hearing

Scheduled to testify at the hearing are the CEOs of Amazon (Jeff Bezos), Apple (Tim Cook), Facebook (Mark Zuckerberg), and Google (Sundar Pichai). This will mark Bezos’ first appearance before Congress.

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08 Jul
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to Testify at House Antitrust Hearing on July 27

After initially saying it would not send Bezos but rather “the appropriate executive” to testify, Amazon reversed course and said it was willing to make Bezos available.

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17 Jun
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Indie Booksellers Mark Juneteenth

Bookstores across the country are sharing social media posts and hosting virtual events to celebrate the Juneteenth holiday on Friday, June 19.

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10 Jun

Bookstores and Readers Continue to Promote Antiracism Titles for #ReadIndieForward

Promotional posts for the campaign are rolling in, with bookstores and readers contiuing to post about books related to the current antiracism movement and in support of Black authors.

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03 Jun
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Trump Signs Executive Order Targeting Social Media Companies

The executive order came two days after Twitter placed fact-checks on two of Trump’s tweets about mail-in ballots.

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03 Jun
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Bookstores, Authors, and More Promote Antiracism Titles for #ReadIndieForward

Bookstores and readers are posting about books related to the current antiracism movement and in support of Black authors.

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20 May

#ReadIndieForward Campaign Underway

The #ReadIndieForward campaign encourages book lovers to help booksellers thrive during the pandemic.

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20 May
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How to Avoid Copyright Infringement on Your Website

As bookstores around the country shift their focus to online sales due to the coronavirus outbreak, avoiding copyright infringement is becoming an increasing concern.

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24 Mar
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“Wall Street Journal” Ad Aims to Boost Consumer Support of Local Businesses

The March 20 ad highlighted six ways to help keep neighborhood shops in business through the coronavirus outbreak.

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11 Mar
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ABFE Free Speech Report: Court Decisions, Coronavirus, Library Censorship Laws

Here’s a look at notable free speech news and the American Booksellers for Free Expression’s recent efforts.

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23 Dec

New “Counterspeak” Episode to Drop January 8

The January episode of Counterspeak will feature a conversation with author David Kaye about his book Speech Police: The Global Struggle to Govern the Internet.

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