Industry News

24 Feb
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ABA Membership Year Ends; Renew Your Dues Now

The membership year for all members is February 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022. The renewal process only takes a minute. 

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24 Feb
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Nominations Sought for 2021 PW Bookstore, Sales Rep of the Year Awards

Booksellers, authors, publishers, distributors, and others with ties to the book industry are invited to submit nominations for Publishers Weekly’s Bookstore and Sales Rep of the Year awards by March 15.

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23 Feb
Let's Talk About Pre-Orders!

New Titles Added to ABA’s Pre-Order Calendar

The calendar features books with added value, such as signed copies and exclusive merchandise, as well as big titles that have good pre-order potential.

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17 Feb
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E-commerce Update: Shifting Shopping Behavior

A drop in the ecommerce conversion rate that we are now seeing may be the result of COVID infection rates rapidly dropping across the U.S.

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17 Feb
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Sign Up Now For #MarginsBookstores Month

#MarginsBookstores Month is a celebration of BIPOC, LGBTQA+, disabled, and neurodiverse-owned/managed bookstores; the deadline to sign up for the program is February 27.

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17 Feb

Binc Offers Help for Booksellers Affected by Severe Weather

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation may be able to help owners or employees with personal household expenses related to a natural disaster. In addition, Binc can assist with expenses directly related to the store in certain cases.

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16 Feb
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Bookstore Romance Day Names Kit Rocha 2021 Ambassador

Rocha will be promoting Bookstore Romance Day in the months leading up to the celebration on Saturday, August 21, and will be featured in a special spotlight panel during the day’s virtual events.

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10 Feb
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Indie Bookstores Celebrate Black History Month

Booksellers are taking to social media to celebrate diverse voices during Black History Month.

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10 Feb
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E-commerce Update: Conversion Rate Jumps

The conversion rate was up 39.47 percent vs. the previous week, while sales revenue over the past seven days was down 12.07 percent vs. the previous week. 

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09 Feb

Start Making Plans for Independent Bookstore Day

Booksellers planning to participate in Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 24, can check out a number of ideas for virtual and in-person celebrations to get the inspiration flowing.

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08 Feb
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Renew Your ABA Dues Now

Membership with ABA ended on January 31, 2021, so booksellers are encouraged to complete their dues renewal form on BookWeb to ensure they continue to receive member benefits. 

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08 Feb
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Petition Process Underway for 2021 Board Election

ABA has announced five director candidates to stand for election to the ABA Board, as well as the board’s selection for president and vice president. Booksellers can petition to be added to the ballot.

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03 Feb
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E-commerce Update: Sales Remain Steady Despite Winter Storms

Traffic over the past seven days was up 5.5 percent vs. the previous seven days.

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27 Jan
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President Barack Obama to Appear at Winter Institute

President Barack Obama, an avid supporter of independent bookstores and bestselling author of the recent memoir A Promised Land (Crown), will open the 2021 Winter Institute with a personal video message to independent booksellers.

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27 Jan
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E-commerce Update: Online Sales Increase

Over the past seven days, IndieCommerce and IndieLite stores saw a 9.24 percent increase in sales revenue.

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