Disasters/Relief

29 Apr
Save Indie Bookstores

Stephen King and John Grisham to Help #SaveIndieBookstores

On April 29 at 7:00 p.m. ET, the authors will come together in a virtual conversation about their new books and encourage donations to Binc.

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29 Apr
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ABA Joins National Retail Federation in Calling for Pandemic Risk Insurance Program

The act would “mandate that businesses who could demonstrate significant business interruption and sharp decline in present and future revenue would be insured, through a pre-funded risk pool, in the case of a pandemic or epidemic.” 

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23 Apr

Three Leaders in Publishing Celebrate World Book Day 2020 by Urging Readers to Help Save America’s Bookstores

AAP President and CEO Maria Pallante, Authors Guild Executive Director Mary Rasenberger, and ABA CEO Allison Hill are asking readers to help America’s bookstores survive the COVID-19 crisis.

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22 Apr

Backlist Picks to Hand-Sell to Benefit #SaveIndieBookstores

As part of the Bookscan Challenge, participating publishers have each identified one backlist title — an enduring hand-sell with a proven track record — for which they will donate 100 percent of the profit to the campaign.

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22 Apr

#SaveIndieBookstores Fund Reaches $758,302

Rick and Becky Riordan have announced a personal matching gift challenge in which they will match each dollar raised up to $100,000 beginning today.

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22 Apr
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Generous Donors Support #SaveIndieBookstores at All Levels

More than 350 people have donated to the #SaveIndieBookstores campaign since its launch on April 2. Eight days remain to contribute to the campaign.

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22 Apr

Follow the #SaveIndieBookstores Tweet-a-Thon Tonight

At 8:00 p.m. ET, young adult authors will gather on Twitter for an Ask Me Anything (AMA) to benefit the #SaveIndieBookstores campaign.

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22 Apr

Publishers Weekly Launches #BooksAreEssential Campaign

More than two dozen publishing executives participated in the kick-off of the campaign — each with a selfie taken with a book held up as a surgical mask. 

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22 Apr
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Booksellers Invited to Share Their Story to Boost #SaveIndieBookstores Donations

Booksellers can send a high-resolution photo and an edited story or video. Some submissions will be selected to be featured in the campaign to encourage contributions.

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22 Apr

Author Shannon Hale to Host “Austenland” Reunion to Benefit #SaveIndieBookstores

Appearing on the April 28 livestream with Hale will be director Jerusha Hess and producer Stephenie Meyer as well as a number of cast members.

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21 Apr

Government Relief Webinar Now Available on BookWeb

“Government Relief and Wage Requirements: What You Need to Know” is now available on the Education Resources page on BookWeb.org.

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20 Apr
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Join ABA’s April 23 Marketing Meetup to Learn About Virtual Events Planning

With readers staying home and bookstores in various states of closure due to COVID-19, staying connected with customers and the local community is vitally important.

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15 Apr
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Candlewick Launches Digital Find Waldo Local Resources for 2020 Celebration

Although the physical campaign is on hold until 2021, booksellers can access videos, activities, and social media posts to celebrate the 2020 event virtually.

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15 Apr
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Booksellers: Share Your Origin Story for #SaveIndieBookstores

Booksellers are invited to share their story with ABA and be featured among fellow booksellers encouraging campaign contributions.

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