Social Media

30 Jun

New Google Portal Provides Single Dashboard for Business Services

The recently unveiled Google My Business portal allows small businesses to manage their Google services through one central location.

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03 Apr

Pinterest Boards for Bookstore Displays Draw Media Attention and Grow to Three

With nearly 300 followers each and a recent write-up in the Christian Science Monitor, two Pinterest boards created by Gary Robson of Red Lodge Books & Tea are an ideal place to share bookstore display ideas. Just this week, a third board was added for displays on banned books and censorship.

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26 Mar

Booksellers Share Display Ideas on Pinterest

Booksellers are encouraged to check out two new Pinterest boards, Creative Bookstore Windows and Effective Bookstore Displays, now available as a community resource for sharing and discovering bookstore display ideas. 

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20 Feb

Introducing a Community Sharing Space for Bookstore Display Ideas

Bookseller Gary Robson of Red Lodge Books & Tea, working in collaboration with ABA, has created two boards on Pinterest where booksellers can share ideas about displays and discover innovative ways to showcase books and sidelines in their stores.

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15 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Author Jamie Ford asks readers to support bricks-and-mortar bookstores; National Book Awards longlist to be announced September 12; Facebook algorithm change increases engagement; BISG releases study on teacher preferences for course materials

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23 Jul

ABA Facebook Fans Win IndieBound Posters

Two booksellers have been named the winners of a set of IndieBound “Eat Sleep Read” and “Snack Nap Read” posters. They were chosen at random from ABA members who “liked” the Facebook pages of both ABA and the ABC Group at ABA by July 4.

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26 Jun

Voices of Social Media in Conversation at BEA

ABA’s educational session “Being Social: Reaching Your Customers and Community” at BookExpo America 2013 welcomed four panelists, who discussed using social media to enhance the communications reach of independent stores. 

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13 Jun

“Like” Us by July 4 for a Chance to Win IndieBound Posters

ABA member booksellers who “like” both the American Booksellers Association’s Facebook page and the ABC Group at ABA Facebook page by July 4 will be entered into a random drawing to win one of two sets of IndieBound “Eat Sleep Read” and “Snack Nap Read” posters.

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09 May

BTW News Briefs

World Book Night titles sales jump; Goodreads alternative Riffle now open to public; American Express study looks at small business owners’ purchasing; O’Reilly cancels Tools of Change conference; Memorial service planned for Bryan Pearce of University Bookstore

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27 Nov

Like” ABA Today for Chance to Win IndieBound Posters

Member booksellers who “like” the American Booksellers Association’s new Facebook page by end of the day on Thursday, November 29, will be entered into a random drawing to win one of two sets of IndieBound “Eat Sleep Read” and “Snack Nap Read” posters.

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