Affinity Programs

11 May

ABA and On Demand Books Form Partnership

ABA and On Demand Books, the maker of the Espresso Book Machine® (EBM), have entered into a joint marketing agreement whereby ABA will market the EBM to member bookstores and help permission publisher titles to the EBM sales channel.

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05 May

BTW News Briefs

Joseph-Beth emerges from Chapter 11; Constant Contact offers free business-building events; Kids pick Children Choice Book Award winners; Publishing Triangle presents 23rd annual awards; AMIBA co-founder calls for national solution to e-fairness issue; Farcountry Press under new ownership

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03 Mar

Insurance Talk: Why a Periodic Review Can Lower Your Costs

Here are four good reasons why you should undertake a periodic review of your insurance, explained by ABA’s newest affinity partner, Asset MarketPlace.

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23 Feb

Expanded Disability and Life Insurance Benefits Available to ABA Members

ABA members are now eligible for individual and/or company-wide benefit packages through Asset MarketPlace that include expanded income replacement (DI) and life insurance options.

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03 Feb

ABA & Monsoon Form Alliance to Help Booksellers Compete Online

Monsoon Commerce Solutions, a provider of online marketplace-based solutions for sellers and retailers, and ABA have announced a strategic partnership that will provide booksellers with increased opportunities to grow their online sales.

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12 Jan

Monsoon to Demo Software at Consultation Station

Representatives from Monsoon, a company that provides tools for online retailers, will be giving demonstrations of its software at the Wi6’s Consultation Station on Friday afternoon, January 21.

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05 Jan

BTW News Briefs

USA Today Bestsellers: E-book sales outdo print; E-mail and search engines primary drivers of retail web traffic; BISG finds strong preference for print textbooks; W.G. Ellerkamp recognized for commitment to sustainability

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01 Dec

Ellerkamp Offers Special Promotion on IndieBound Products

W.G. Ellerkamp, Inc., which offers a wide range of environmentally friendly products, including reusable totes, is giving ABA members a choice of discounts on stock IndieBound products for orders placed between November 23 and December 10.

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16 Nov

FedEx and UPS to Raise Small Package Rates

FedEx and UPS are increasing envelope and small package shipping rates for 2011, according to PartnerShip, the provider of ABA’s Discount Shipping Program.

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29 Jun

LIBRIS Announces Contest Winners

LIBRIS Business Insurance has announced the winners of its giveaway contest, held last month at BookExpo America in New York City.

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09 Jun

LIBRIS Offers Identity Theft Coverage to ABA Policyholders

 LIBRIS, the ABA insurance program, now provides member bookstore owners and their spouses with valuable Identity Fraud Expense protection from Travelers Insurance.

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09 Jun

Bookstores Receive Constant Contact Rebate Checks

At the end of May, rebate checks were mailed to ABA member bookstores that participated in the Constant Contact affinity program between April 30, 2009, and April 30, 2010.

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11 Mar

LIBRIS Provides Internet Operations Insurance Coverage

Internet sales are integral to many bookstores' operations, and LIBRIS (League of Independent Book Retailer Insurance Services) understands that. Following last month's Winter Institute, where much of the focus was on how to promote online and e-book sales, several booksellers asked LIBRIS to clarify the coverage provided by ABA's insurance program. 

LIBRIS was developed to provide specialized coverage tailored to protect bookstores -- and that means insuring against Internet operations liability.

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18 Feb

FedEx and UPS Raise Rates

FedEx and UPS increased their rates for 2010, effective January 4.

FedEx Corporation has increased the net average shipping rate for FedEx Express by 3.9 percent (a 5.9 percent increase in standard list rates, offset by a 2.0 percent reduction in the fuel surcharge). The new rates apply to U.S. and U.S. export express package and freight shipments. The standard list rates for FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery are now an average of 4.9 percent higher.

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02 Dec

PartnerShip: Sign Up Now, Get Discount Shipping From Wi5

Booksellers who enroll with PartnerShip, ABA's Discount Shipping Program provider, between now and the Fifth Annual Winter Institute, this February, will be able to ship books and other packages from the host hotel, the Doubletree San Jose, at significant savings. An enrollment form for those not already taking advantage of this free ABA member benefit is available here and in the December Red Box mailing.

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