BTW Articles

11 Feb

Amazon Pulling Out of Texas Over Sales Tax

Rather than comply with an assessment from the state of Texas to pay $269 million in uncollected sales tax, has announced that it will close its distribution facility in the Dallas suburb of Irving on April 12 and will cancel plans to build additional facilities in the state.

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10 Feb

Privacy Case Related to North Carolina Sales Tax Fairness Fight Settled

The North Carolina Department of Revenue has reached a settlement in the legal fight regarding the state’s request for sales data from in its efforts to recoup an estimated $50 million in lost tax revenue for online purchases.

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06 Jan

A Q&A With SBA Administrator Karen Mills

Karen Mills, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, talks about some of the key steps SBA has taken to help small businesses over the last two years, the challenges facing Main Street businesses today, SBA’s new loan initiatives and online resources, and more. Mills will be interviewed by PBS NewsHour’s Jim Lehrer at the opening event at this month’s Winter Institute.

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05 Jan

Booksellers Urged to Participate in Important Post-Holiday Survey

ABA is encouraging members to participate in the fourth annual post-holiday survey conducted by the Institute for Local Self Reliance in partnership with ABA and other indie business groups. The survey provides data on how independent businesses are faring in today’s economy, as well as about whether people are more aware and supportive of locally owned, independent businesses.

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21 Dec

Internationally Recognized Thought Leader David Allen to Present Wi6's “Efficiency 201”

Bestselling author David Allen, widely recognized as the leading authority on personal and organization productivity, will focus on effectively taking on projects large and small and mastering key components in making a bookstore more productive at the Winter Institute’s “Efficiency 201: Accomplish More By Working Less.”

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16 Dec

Bookseller Input Sought for “Working With Reps” Panel

ABA’s education staff is seeking input from booksellers for the Winter Institute education panel “New Adventures in Book Buying: Working With Reps Near and Far.”  ABA would especially like to hear from those who use new technology to buy and/or communicate with reps.

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21 Oct

SBA Administrator and PBS NewsHour Host Featured in Wi6 Legislative Day Keynote

This week, ABA announced that Karen Mills, the administrator of the Small Business Administration, and PBS’ Jim Lehrer will be the featured speakers at the opening, keynote event for the first day at Winter Institute 2011.

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08 Sep

Winter Institute 6 Registration Opens

Registration is now open for ABA's Sixth Annual Winter Institute, to be held from Wednesday, January 19, through Friday, January 21, 2011, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C. This educational event – sponsored by Ingram – is a member benefit exclusively for ABA bookstore and provisional members.

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25 Aug

Media Shines Spotlight on Good News for Indie Bookstores

An interesting media meme has emerged in the last month: that there are unique opportunities for indie booksellers in a society of hyper-connectivity and technological saturation.

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12 Aug

ABA Urges Connecticut Attorney General to Shift Focus

This week, ABA CEO Oren Teicher wrote to Richard Blumenthal, the Connecticut attorney general, to urge him to refocus his office’s recently announced inquiry into agreements between the industry’s major publishers and and Apple, Inc.

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