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    2016 Holiday Season Ends on High Note

    Despite a slow start and some weather challenges, indie booksellers who spoke to Bookselling This Week reported a strong end to the holiday shopping season.

    Treeline Tips & Tricks: New Ways to Filter

    Edelweiss/Treeline Education Coordinator Joe Foster shows new ways to filter a catalog or list of titles in Edelweiss+ so you can quickly see those things that are most relevant to your current project.

    A Holiday Preparations Checklist

    Here is BTW’s annual holiday preparations checklist, offering reminders to help smooth day-to-day operations at your store during the upcoming season.

    Forging Connection, One Step at a Time: A Letter From ABA’s President

    In the wake of the recent election, ABA President Betsy Burton writes that independent booksellers must keep doing what they always do — move forward in their own communities one step at a time.

    Treeline Tips & Tricks: Holiday Preparedness

    Edelweiss/Treeline Education Coordinator Joe Foster shows booksellers how to use Treeline Analytics and Edelweiss+ to ensure they’re prepared for the holidays.

    A Letter From ABA CEO Oren Teicher

    ABA’s CEO reminds booksellers about resources for Indies First on Small Business Saturday and looks ahead to BookExpo, where changes will make it easier for booksellers to do business with publishers.

    July–September 2016: ABA Member Stores Opening/Sold

    The third quarter of 2016 saw 16 ABA member store openings and three sales of existing businesses to new owners.

    Treeline Tips & Tricks: Getting Affiliated on Edelweiss+

    Edelweiss/Treeline Education Coordinator Joe Foster shows how booksellers can find a deeper integration of community activity in Edelweiss+.

    IndieCommerce: Is Google Happy With Your Website?

    The latest edition of the IndieCommunication newsletter looks at how stores can make their IndieCommerce sites mobile friendly for Google.

    Ingram Chief Content Officer Phil Ollila on the Integration of Perseus’ Distribution Businesses

    Ingram Content Group Chief Content Officer Phil Ollila discusses what independent booksellers should expect from the recent integration of Perseus publisher services brands with Ingram Publisher Services.

    BTW News Briefs

    Chicago booksellers’ response to coming Amazon store draws media coverage; SIBA trade show to move to spring in 2018; Counterpoint Press to merge with Catapult; John Ingram to receive 2016 BISG Award for Excellence; Oprah’s Book Club selects Love Warrior; Shortlist for Center for Fiction First Novel Prize revealed; Winners of William Saroyan International Prize for Writing announced

    New Overtime Rules Go Into Effect December 1

    Under a new U.S. Department of Labor rule, business owners will be required to pay time-and-a-half to any employee who makes less than $47,476 per year or $913 per week for any hours worked beyond the 40-hour-per-week threshold.

    Music Licensing for the Uninitiated

    If you play music in your bookstore, you need to understand what your legal responsibilities — and rights — are. Here's an up-to-date look at the major performing rights organizations, what they do, and the factors that dictate their licensing fees.

    Treeline Tips and Tricks: Building Community

    Edelweiss/Treeline Education and Outreach Coordinator Joe Foster explains how booksellers can take advantage of the Edelweiss Community feature to connect with bookselling colleagues, as well as sales reps, across the country.

    Bookstores Use IndieCommerce’s Wish List Feature to Create Gift Registries

    Two ABA member stores, Greenlight Bookstore and Politics & Prose, have repurposed IndieCommerce’s wish list feature so that customers can also use it to set up gift registries.


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