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17 Nov

A Holiday Preparations Checklist

Here is BTW’s annual holiday preparations checklist, offering reminders to help smooth day-to-day operations at your store during the upcoming season.

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15 Nov

Forging Connection, One Step at a Time: A Letter From ABA’s President

In the wake of the recent election, ABA President Betsy Burton writes that independent booksellers must keep doing what they always do — move forward in their own communities one step at a time.

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04 Nov

Treeline Tips & Tricks: Holiday Preparedness

Edelweiss/Treeline Education Coordinator Joe Foster shows booksellers how to use Treeline Analytics and Edelweiss+ to ensure they’re prepared for the holidays.

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26 Oct

A Letter From ABA CEO Oren Teicher

ABA’s CEO reminds booksellers about resources for Indies First on Small Business Saturday and looks ahead to BookExpo, where changes will make it easier for booksellers to do business with publishers.

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26 Oct

July–September 2016: ABA Member Stores Opening/Sold

The third quarter of 2016 saw 16 ABA member store openings and three sales of existing businesses to new owners.

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27 Sep

Treeline Tips & Tricks: Getting Affiliated on Edelweiss+

Edelweiss/Treeline Education Coordinator Joe Foster shows how booksellers can find a deeper integration of community activity in Edelweiss+.

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23 Sep

IndieCommerce: Is Google Happy With Your Website?

The latest edition of the IndieCommunication newsletter looks at how stores can make their IndieCommerce sites mobile friendly for Google.

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07 Sep

Ingram Chief Content Officer Phil Ollila on the Integration of Perseus’ Distribution Businesses

Ingram Content Group Chief Content Officer Phil Ollila discusses what independent booksellers should expect from the recent integration of Perseus publisher services brands with Ingram Publisher Services.

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07 Sep

BTW News Briefs

Chicago booksellers’ response to coming Amazon store draws media coverage; SIBA trade show to move to spring in 2018; Counterpoint Press to merge with Catapult; John Ingram to receive 2016 BISG Award for Excellence; Oprah’s Book Club selects Love Warrior; Shortlist for Center for Fiction First Novel Prize revealed; Winners of William Saroyan International Prize for Writing announced

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06 Sep

New Overtime Rules Go Into Effect December 1

Under a new U.S. Department of Labor rule, business owners will be required to pay time-and-a-half to any employee who makes less than $47,476 per year or $913 per week for any hours worked beyond the 40-hour-per-week threshold.

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03 Aug

Treeline Tips and Tricks: Building Community

Edelweiss/Treeline Education and Outreach Coordinator Joe Foster explains how booksellers can take advantage of the Edelweiss Community feature to connect with bookselling colleagues, as well as sales reps, across the country.

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27 Jul

Bookstores Use IndieCommerce’s Wish List Feature to Create Gift Registries

Two ABA member stores, Greenlight Bookstore and Politics & Prose, have repurposed IndieCommerce’s wish list feature so that customers can also use it to set up gift registries.

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26 Jul

Ci4 Panel Takes on Literacy Development for Babies and Toddlers

The ABC Children’s Institute panel “Literacy Development for Babies and Toddlers” featured three booksellers and an early childhood education specialist discussing how to help customers choose the appropriate books for children at different stages of development.

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26 Jul

A Letter From ABA CEO Oren Teicher

In his bimonthly letter, ABA’s CEO discusses the recent updates to a core ABA member service: the Book Buyer’s Handbook.

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22 Jul

Last Call for Member Input on Digital Audiobook Needs

ABA members have until August 2 to complete a brief survey about what their stores might want and need from an affiliate-based, third-party digital audiobook program.

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About ABA

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