E-Books

17 Oct

Last Chance to Sign Up for Kobo Launch Incentive

To take advantage of the Kobo Launch Incentive — which includes free displays, free demo units, sell-through bonuses, product returnability, extended dating, and a cash bonus for participating — ABA member stores must submit a “Kobo Participation Agreement” by midnight ET on Saturday, October 20.

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16 Oct

Kobo Webinar Now Available on BookWeb

Booksellers who were unable to attend a session on the ABA/Kobo eReading Solution at the regional shows and those who missed last week’s live webinars can now access a recording of the October 12 webinar and question-and-answer session via BookWeb.org.

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11 Oct

Kobo Webinar Friday, Updated FAQ & Logo Guidelines Now Available

Booksellers who were unable to attend a regional show can learn more about the Kobo eBook program during a  webinar this Friday, October 12. In addition, new on BookWeb are an updated FAQ, with details of a revised Launch Incentive returns policy; guidelines for store logos for Kobo co-branded sites; and fliers comparing Kobo eReaders to the models of competitors.

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11 Oct

BTW News Briefs

MIBA appoints new president; WNBA celebrates National Reading Group Month; AAUP launches Books That Matter; Kobo expands in New Zealand; SBA loan dollars reach second highest total ever

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04 Oct

ABA to Host Webinars on Kobo eBook Solution Next Week: Sign-up Now

The American Booksellers Association will be hosting two one-hour webinars next week on the ABA/Kobo partnership for booksellers who have been unable to attend the “eBooks and Indie Bookstores” session at the regional trade shows.

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04 Oct

ABA’s President on Some Important Initiatives

In her bimonthly letter, ABA President Becky Anderson encourages booksellers to take a look at some new programs and intiatives available to all member stores; however, she notes, deadlines are approaching soon.

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26 Sep

BTW News Briefs

Alabama governor expresses support for federal e-fairness solution; MIBA adds part-time staff member; Kobo expands to Portugal; Poisoned Pen launches YA imprint

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20 Sep

Judge Issues Preliminary Approval of States’ $69 Million E-Book Settlement

This week, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote issued an order preliminarily approving the e-book pricing settlements between 49 states and Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster.

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20 Sep

IndieCommerce Institute Participants Find Plenty to Put Into Action

In addition to learning how to maximize their websites, booksellers at last week’s IndieCommerce Institute heard from representatives of Kobo and Ingram about ABA’s new e-book solution, open to all member stores.

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19 Sep

Kobo Launch Incentive Deadline October 20

For ABA member stores to take advantage of the Kobo Launch Incentive — which includes free displays, free demo units, sell-through bonuses, product returnability, extended dating, and a cash bonus for participating — they must sign-up by Saturday, October 20.

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19 Sep

New and Upcoming E-Book Promotions

The IndieCommerce Publisher Promotions page has been updated this week with four promotions — two underway now, two starting October 1.

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19 Sep

BTW News Briefs

House and Senate work on compromise e-fairness legislation; NRF to go to court to block swipe fee lawsuit settlement; MIBA names interim president; Kobo inks deal with U.K. booksellers association; Hachette to host Reading Group Day in NYC; Entertainment moguls enter world of book publishing; Business book finalists announced

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13 Sep

Publishers Work on E-Book Agreements Under DOJ Settlement

With last week’s federal court order entering as final judgment the Department of Justice’s e-book pricing settlement with Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster, the three publishers are working on agreements to replace the agency model for e-books.

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13 Sep

Kobo Sign-up Form and Resources Now on BookWeb

This week, ABA launched a new webpage that gathers in one place all that member stores need to sign-up and begin promoting Kobo eBooks and eReaders to their customers.

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