BTW Articles

31 Mar

ABA Hosts Two Productive Sales Tax Workshops

This week, ABA hosted sales tax fairness workshops at Booksellers Forums in Salt Lake City, Utah, in conjunction with MPIBA, and Manhattan Beach, California, in conjunction with SCIBA.

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07 Apr

Margaret Atwood to Speak at ABA Day of Education

Bestselling and award-winning author Margaret Atwood will be a featured plenary speaker at ABA’s Day of Education, on Monday, May 23, at BEA. The hour-long event will be open to all BEA badged attendees.

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14 Apr

Free Seminar on Opening a Bookstore Scheduled for BEA

ABA is inviting prospective booksellers to a free, full-day “Introduction to Retail Bookselling” Seminar, on Sunday, May 22, at the Holiday Inn at 57th Street, in New York City.

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12 May

ABA Leadership Meets With 14 Trade Publishers

From May 2 to May 4, ABA President Michael Tucker and President-elect Becky Anderson, together with association CEO Oren Teicher and COO Len Vlahos, met with 14 publishers in New York City.

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19 May

ABA CEO Delivers Keynote Address at UK Conference

At the invitation of the Booksellers Association of the U.K. and Ireland, ABA CEO Oren Teicher delivered the keynote address at the BA’s Book Industry Conference on May 16.

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02 Jun

Pushing Back in the Face of Censorship

At a lively and thought-provoking BookExpo America panel, two bestselling authors and two nationally noted free speech advocates presented an overview and a frontline account of the tactics and trends of contemporary book banning.

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02 Jun

Letter Urges Legislators to Oppose Debit Card Swipe Fee Reform Rollback

ABA has created a template letter that booksellers can use to urge their legislators to oppose any attempt to delay debit card swipe fee reform set to take effect in July.

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16 Jun

ABA Launches New Educational Program: One-Day IndieCommerce Institute

This week, ABA announced its first one-day educational mini-institute. The IndieCommerce Institute will focus on online commerce and related marketing, and it is set for Wednesday, August 10, in Rosemont, Illinois, adjacent to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.

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30 Jun

Retailers Disappointed by Fed’s Vote on Swipe Fees

Bringing a conclusion to months of furious Washington lobbying, the Federal Reserve on Wednesday, June 29, voted to set a cap on swipe fees for debit cards at 21 cents, a conclusion that pleased neither banks nor merchants.

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06 Jul

Still Time to Register for the IndieCommerce Institute

Attendance at the first IndieCommerce Institute will be capped, but there’s still time to register for one of the remaining spots at the one-day educational program, focusing on online commerce and related marketing, for booksellers at different levels of experience.

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