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28 Sep

Register Now for IndieCommerce Webinars on Preparing for the Holiday Shopping Season

Booksellers are encouraged to register for the October webinars in advance or visit the Education Resources page following the sessions to view recordings.

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28 Sep

IndieCommerce Team Offering Virtual Education Session at CALIBA Fall Show

Booksellers will learn about several recently developed new features and upgrades created to help stores manage their online sales.

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23 Sep

Tell Customers to Buy Early, Buy Local With “October Is the New December” Designs

To encourage readers to start their holiday shopping now, ABA has created several images for booksellers to use in stores, on social media, in newsletters, and on websites.

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23 Sep
Punching the Air book club: Wednesdays in October at 2:00 pm ET

Signed Copies Available for “Punching the Air” Virtual Reading Series

For this series, authors Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam will discuss their young adult novel, Punching the Air (Balzer + Bray), in hour-long talks moderated by Cliff Helm of Left Bank Books and Kathy Burnette of The Brain Lair bookstore.

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23 Sep
Let's Talk About Pre-Orders!

New Titles Added to ABA’s Pre-Order Calendar

The calendar features books with added value, such as signed copies and exclusive merchandise, to entice customers to order from their local indie bookstore. 

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23 Sep

HarperCollins Launches Fall 2020 Holiday Express Shipping Program

From September 21 to January 8, qualifying orders received by 3:00 p.m. ET will ship out the next business day and will be expedited so that in most cases they will be delivered in two business days.

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23 Sep
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Join the October 8 Technology Meetup to Learn About Shipping Tools

This session will feature booksellers discussing what shipping platforms and software they are using, what their process is, and useful tips. All ABA member booksellers are invited to join.

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23 Sep

Two Days Left to Sign Up for Virtual Education Session on Sales and Bestseller Reporting

“Why Sales and Bestseller List Reporting Is Vital in 2020” will look at the increase of online sales in the indie channel this year and why it has become more important than ever to report to the Indie Bestseller Lists and the New York Times bestseller lists.

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22 Sep

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

Webinars will be held on topics such as getting your IndieCommerce or IndieLite site ready for launch; how to create, sell, and manage stock; creating and promoting gift guides and wish lists; and more.

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23 Sep
Nominate now

Nomination Process Underway for ABA Board of Directors Election

All ABA member booksellers are encouraged to nominate themselves or a fellow bookseller to stand for election to the ABA Board of Directors.

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