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09 Nov
Illustration of children playing with a parachute from You Matter by Christian Robinson

Digital Version Available Now for Store Websites: Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

Bookstores that do not utilize IndieCommerce or IndieLite for their store’s website may download the complete title list, ISBNs, and catalog graphics on BookWeb.

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28 Oct
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November 1 Deadline for IndieCommerce Stores Migrating to New Credit Card Processor

Stores now have until November 1 before they will be charged a 4.5 percent service fee as well as the new 1 percent commission fee.

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28 Oct
Nominate now

Last Call for Nominations 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. The deadline is October 30.

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28 Oct
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A Report on the October 2020 ABA Board Meeting

Among other business at their meeting, the American Booksellers Association's Board of Directors heard from President Jamie Fiocco on her activities on behalf of the association and from CEO Allison Hill on her activities since the last full Board meeting.

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20 Oct
November Is the New December

New Designs Available: November Is the New December

As October turns to November, ABA has created a fresh set of designs to encourage customers to shop early and shop local.

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20 Oct
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Former ABA President Ann Christophersen on Serving on the ABA Board of Directors

“Serving on the ABA board was an altogether wonderful opportunity and experience,” said Christophersen. “It was extremely gratifying to try to solve the important issues facing independent bookstores.”

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19 Oct
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Deadline Nears for IndieCommerce Stores Migrating to New Credit Card Processor

Stores now have until November 1 before they will be charged a 4.5 percent service fee as well as the new 1 percent commission fee.

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14 Oct

ABA Launches #BoxedOut Campaign: Booksellers Invited to Join

Designed to market indie bookstores and speak to the critical choice between shopping indie and shopping Amazon, #BoxedOut launches with six indie bookstore installations and a national social media campaign.

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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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13 Oct
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Former ABA President Robert Sindelar on Joining the ABA Board of Directors

“One thing that stopped me from trying to join the board earlier was I was kind of waiting to be invited,” said Sindelar. “That’s the wrong approach. If it’s right for you, you should nominate yourself.”

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13 Oct
credit cards in wallet

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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05 Oct
Nominate now

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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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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