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13 Oct
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Days Remain for IndieCommerce Stores to Get New Credit Card Processor

In addition to the new 1 percent commission fee, stores that have not migrated by October 22 will also be charged the 4.5 percent service fee that was suspended in July.

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13 Oct
October is the New December, Buy Early Buy Local

Spread the Word: October Is the New December

All businesses, both bookstores and non-bookstores, are welcome to utilize these designs to encourage everyone to shop early and shop local.

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14 Oct
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ABA Debuts Redesigned IndieBound Website

To coincide with the #BoxedOut campaign, ABA has launched a fresh new look for IndieBound.org.

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05 Oct

October Is the New December: Tell Your Customers Now

Booksellers are invited to share these designs, which feature book-themed messaging as well as general small-business messaging, with fellow local businesses to encourage everyone to shop early and shop local.

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05 Oct
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October 22 Deadline for IndieCommerce Stores to Get New Credit Card Processor

Stores that have not switched over to their own credit card merchant account by October 22 will be charged a 4.5 percent service fee plus the new 1 percent commission.

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05 Oct
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October 26 Deadline for Independent Bookstore Day Logo Design Submissions

Proposed designs should work well horizontally and vertically, and capture the spirit of independent bookstores. A $500 prize is up for grabs.

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05 Oct
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October 30 Deadline to Nominate to the ABA Board: Blue Willow’s Valerie Koehler Shares Her Experience

The key, said former board member Valerie Koehler, is “to remember that you are there for all the shops, not just yours.” The process is open now for booksellers to nominate themselves or a colleague for the ABA Board of Directors.

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05 Oct
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Next “Top 10 Things to Know About...” Webinar to Look at ABA’s Fall Marketing Campaigns

The October 8 event will look at the “October Is the New December” materials as well as the upcoming campaign coordinated with DCX advertising.

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05 Oct
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Learn About Shipping Tools at October 8 Technology Meetup

Three bookseller panelists will discuss what shipping platforms and software they use, what their process is, and useful tips. All ABA member booksellers are invited to join.

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05 Oct

Four IndieCommerce Webinars to Help Booksellers Prepare for the Holiday Shopping Season

Topics include managing online orders in bulk; how to create, sell, and manage stock; marketing, gift guides, and wish lists; and doing business with schools and nonprofits.

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