Disasters/Relief

15 Apr

Publishers Join Bookscan Challenge to Benefit #SaveIndieBookstores

Each participating publisher has 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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15 Apr
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ABA’s April 23 Marketing Meetup to Once Again Feature Virtual Events Planning

Due to the success of the April 9 Marketing Meetup on hosting virtual events, ABA will revisit the topic with a new set of booksellers who have recently held sucessful events online.

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15 Apr

#SaveIndieBookstores Fund Surpasses $710,000

To be considered for a grant, bookstores can visit SaveIndieBookstores.com to fill out a short application.

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15 Apr
Coronavirus Resources for Booksellers

A Roundup of ABA Team Efforts During the COVID-19 Crisis

As the implications of the coronavirus outbreak continue to unfold, ABA has been working hard to advocate for bookstore members and share critical information.

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15 Apr

Highlighting the Helpers: Recent Supporters of the #SaveIndieBookstores Campaign

NAIBA, Michael Connelly, BookCon, and Shelf Awareness have all stepped up to show their support. 

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14 Apr
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Explore Online and Virtual Events Tools on BookWeb

A team of ABA staff has researched a variety of services that help with hosting online events. See the results in a new chart on BookWeb.

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14 Apr

Next Europa Editions’ “Our Brilliant Friends” Event Continues to Benefit #SaveIndieBookstores

The event will feature Ann Goldstein, Sam Bett, Jennifer Croft, and “Comma Queen” Mary Norris; all proceeds will benefit the #SaveIndieBookstores campaign.

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14 Apr
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ABA to Host Government Relief Webinar on April 16

Experts in employment and labor law will walk booksellers through the federal government relief and wage requirements recently passed in response to COVID-19.

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08 Apr

#SaveIndieBookstores Raises $564,510 in First Week

Booksellers are encouraged to use provided digital assets to promote the campaign, including logos and social media images. The campaign ends April 30. 

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08 Apr
Find Waldo Local

Find Waldo Local Postponed Until July 2021, With Digital Version in 2020

Although the physical campaign is on hold, Candlewick and the American Booksellers Association are working together to create a turnkey digital Waldo scavenger hunt for independent bookstores to host this summer.

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08 Apr

Have You Applied for COVID-19 Federal Assistance? ABA’s Advocacy Team Wants to Hear From You

Let the advocacy team know about your experiences (positive or negative) so ABA can most effectively advocate for booksellers’ needs.

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08 Apr

How to Ensure the Quickest Delivery of Coronavirus Stimulus Checks

Those eligible for stimulus checks should ensure that they’ve provided the IRS with their direct deposit information. 

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08 Apr

Let ABA Know Your Store’s Status

Booksellers are asked to fill out a form to indicate whether their store is open or closed and what services the store is still offering.

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08 Apr

New COVID-Related Publisher Offers and Updates Available in Book Buyer’s Handbook

Handbook users will find a collection of publisher-provided information related to the COVID-19 outbreak, including details about special offers, key contacts, ordering and returns policies, and more. 

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