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23 Mar
Indie Next: Booksellers Recommend

ABA Refreshes Indie Next List With New Design, New E-newsletter Partner

Booksellers should visit the Matchbook Marketing Indie Next List page now to continue sending the Indie Next List e-newsletter to their customers or sign up for the program.

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22 Mar

ABA Governance Review Committee Seeks Bookseller Feedback

All booksellers are asked to fill out this four-question survey to offer information and input for the Board as it works to meet members’ needs.

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22 Mar
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Booksellers: Evaluate Work of ABA CEO and Staff by March 31

ABA is asking member booksellers to fill out a survey to evaluate the association’s efforts to support member stores over the past 12 months.

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17 Mar

A Letter From ABA CEO Allison Hill on the Challenges of 2020 and Plans for 2021

“I’ve said many times that my plan for my first year at ABA, like so many people’s plans for 2020, was thwarted by the pandemic,” writes Hill. “Instead of the answers I came in with, I let questions guide ABA’s efforts this past year.”

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17 Mar
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New Survey Asks Membership to Evaluate Work of ABA CEO and Staff

ABA is asking member booksellers to fill out a survey to evaluate the association’s efforts to support member stores over the past 12 months.

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17 Mar

ABA Governance Review Committee Seeks Bookseller Input

All booksellers are asked to fill out this four-question survey to offer information and input for the Board as it works to meet members’ needs.

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11 Mar

ABA 101: Governance and Administration

This article offers an explanation of the distinction between the roles of the ABA Board of Directors and the ABA staff

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10 Mar
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E-commerce Update: Sales Remain Steady

Following a big news day regarding Dr. Seuss, IndieCommerce sales have remained steady. 

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09 Mar

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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09 Mar
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ABA Membership Dues Renewal Deadline Approaches

Last week, ABA announced that the deadline for renewing dues has been extended to Monday, March 15, to ensure that members who have not yet paid do not lose benefits.

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03 Mar
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E-commerce Update: A Rush for Dr. Seuss Titles

Tuesday’s spike in the conversion rate typifies how quickly a news event (like Dr. Seuss titles being pulled from distribution by their publisher) can cause sudden and unexpected online traffic and sales.

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03 Mar
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ABA 101: Navigating BookWeb.org

Here, ABA points out some of the key places to find education and information on BookWeb.org. 

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02 Mar

New Monthly Box Mailing Schedule Underway

Beginning in January, ABA’s Monthly Box mailing schedule moved to every other month. Booksellers can become eligible to receive the boxes by nominating to the Indie Next List and reporting to the bestseller list.

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01 Mar
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Next ABA Board Coffee Break Scheduled for March 10

Coffee Breaks on March 10 and April 14 offer booksellers a forum to share questions, comments, and concerns with the ABA Board of Directors.

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24 Feb
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E-commerce Update: Conversion Rate Increases

Although more bookstores are open to walk-in traffic, the increase in online sales may be due to winter weather forcing people to stay indoors and online across the U.S. 

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About ABA

The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.

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