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04 Jan

ABA Condemns President Trump’s Demand to Halt Publication of Wolff Book

Lawyers for President Trump are demanding that publisher Henry Holt “cease and desist” from the publication of a new book by Michael Wolff about the president. The publisher has announced it will publish on January 5, and ABA CEO Oren Teicher has issued a statement calling the demand a “dangerous precedent” and strongly defending the publisher.

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30 Apr
ABA announces Board of Directors

ABA Announces 2021 Board of Directors Election Results

The results of the balloting by the bookstore members of the American Booksellers Association to elect five directors, a president, and a vice president to serve on the ABA Board are now official.

 

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30 Apr
ABA BAC

ABA Announces New Booksellers Advisory Council Members

Booksellers appointed to the BAC will serve a two-year term that begins and ends on a rolling basis throughout the year. 

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23 Apr
E-commerce News

E-commerce Update: Sales Stabilize

Despite the slight drop in the e-commerce conversion rate last week, the 8.74 percent increase in the number of online shoppers resulted in a 4.13 percent increase in online sales over the past 7 days

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14 Apr
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E-commerce Update: Comparing 2021 Weekly Sales and Traffic Online to 2019

The e-commerce conversion rate over the past week is 182.63 percent higher than the same week in 2019.

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14 Apr

Revamped Bookselling This Week to Debut on April 20

Starting next week, Bookselling This Week will arrive on Tuesdays and Fridays at about noon ET. The new version will feature concise information in two categories: what to do and what to know.

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14 Apr

IndieCommunication: More New Features

Here’s the latest news for booksellers using ABA’s IndieCommerce and IndieLite e-commerce platforms.

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14 Apr
ABACUS

ABACUS Financial Survey to Open April 21

The ABACUS reports for this cycle will cover 2019 and 2020 financial results, providing participating stores with a user-friendly overview of the economy with regards to the impact of COVID-19, informative graphs, and interpretive information.

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13 Apr
Indie Next: Booksellers Recommend

Sign Up to Send the New Indie Next List E-newsletter to Customers

Stores should visit the Matchbook Marketing Indie Next List page now to upload their subscriber list and logo to join the free newsletter program for bookstore customers.

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13 Apr

Booksellers: Suggest Education Topics, Speakers for Upcoming Events

ABA is inviting booksellers to offer suggestions year-round about education topics, panelists, and speakers via a new form.

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13 Apr

ABA Board Election to Close April 27

One person per ABA Member ID number may vote. Cast your vote for the 2021 Board of Directors election now.

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07 Apr
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Next ABA Board Office Hours Scheduled for April 14

Office Hours on April 14 offer booksellers a forum to share questions, comments, and concerns with the ABA Board of Directors.

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07 Apr
Indie Next: Booksellers Recommend

Indie Next List E-newsletter Offers Tracking of Customer Clicks

Booksellers who sign up to send the e-newsletter with partner Matchbook Marketing are able to track email-generated traffic and sales using tools like Google Analytics. 

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07 Apr

Stores Invited to Vote in ABA Board Election

The ballot also includes space for write-in candidates. Ballots are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 27. 

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07 Apr
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E-commerce Update: Sales Dip Over Easter

While normal consumer behavior for the holiday, the sales decline may have been more pronounced due to good weather and more social activity as COVID vaccines become more accessible.

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