New “ABA Learning on Demand” Page Features Webinars and Training Videos

    ABA’s new “ABA Learning on Demand” page on features videos of members-only webinars on topics including basic sales techniques, creating a press kit, and IndieCommerce and IndieLite.

    IndieCommunication: Mobile-Friendly Book Lists, Sales-Tax Lookup & More

    The IndieCommunication newsletter for August 9 includes an update on creating mobile-friendly book lists, a new sales-tax lookup tool coming to IndieCommerce sites, and a tip of the week.

    Online Customers Can Reply to “Do-Not-Reply”

    Here, the IndieCommerce team provides an update regarding the issue of e-mail spam generated by spambots using forms on IndieCommerce and IndieLite sites.

    IndieCommerce to Change Sender Address on Transactional E-Mails

    Here, the IndieCommerce team provides an update on the recent issue of spambot interference with e-mails generated for customers by the IndieCommerce system.

    IndieCommunication: Spambots, Payments, and Google Searches

    The July 12 IndieCommunication newsletter includes an update on spambot issues, tips for resolving outstanding payments, and a note about the benefits of using the Google Search Console.

    IndieCommunication: Google Business Profiles, Fraud Alerts & More

    The IndieCommunication newsletter for June 28 includes tips for taking control of how your business appears on Google, new online scams to be aware of, and more.

    IndieCommunication: Network Security, Scam Alerts & More

    The IndieCommunication newsletter for June 14 includes tips for improving the security of Wi-Fi networks, new online scams to be aware of, and more. Offers Free Audiobook Listening Copies for ABA Members

    Booksellers currently working in an ABA member store are invited to access more than three dozen complimentary audiobooks each month by signing up for’s Audiobook Listening Copy program.

    J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World Digital Audiobooks Available Through Partner Stores

    Through a partnership between and Pottermore, indie bookstores can now sell digital audiobooks of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and all seven titles in the Harry Potter series.

    IndieCommunication: Book Subscription Clubs, Sales Tax on Shipping & More

    The IndieCommunication newsletter of May 11 includes information on growing sales through book subscription clubs, charging sales tax on shipping, a new Kobo eReader, and more.

    ABA Lounge at BookExpo to Feature IndieCommerce One-on-Ones

    Booksellers with questions about selling books and marketing their stores online are invited to visit with a member of the IndieCommerce team in the ABA Member Lounge (Booth 721) at BookExpo 2017.

    Survey Seeks to Determine ABA Members’ Online Marketing, E-commerce Needs

    All ABA bookstore members are being asked to fill out a brief survey about their online marketing and e-commerce needs. Aggregate results will be shared with members of ABA’s Digital Task Force.

    IndieLite Now Available to ABA Members

    After extensive testing, IndieLite is now available to ABA members looking for a simpler, less expensive e-commerce solution. Debuts Monthly Audiobook Bestseller List, a platform that lets independent bookstores sell digital audiobooks through a co-branded storefront, has launched a new monthly bestseller list based on sales at more than 300 indie locations.

    IndieLite Goes Live

    IndieLite, ABA’s new e-commerce solution for stores that want a website requiring little time and effort to maintain, is ready to go live.


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