Industry News

26 Jan

ABA Announces 2021 Board Candidates

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, who must be ratified by membership.

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26 Jan
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ABA Shares Range of Valentine’s Day Marketing Assets for Stores

The images tell customers: “Share the Love. Shop Local” and “This Valentine’s Day, make a date with your local bookstore.”

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26 Jan
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ABA Dues Renewals Underway

Membership with ABA ends on January 31, 2021, so booksellers are encouraged to complete their dues renewal form on BookWeb to ensure a continuation of benefits. 

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25 Jan

Binc Foundation Welcomes New Board Member, New Staff

As the Book Industry Charitable Foundation kicks off its 25th anniversary year, it is welcoming Kuo-Yu Liang as a new Board member and Kera Yonker as development coordinator.

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20 Jan

Sign Up Now to Participate in Independent Bookstore Day

Booksellers have until February 5 to sign up to participate in Independent Bookstore Day (April 24) and/or place orders for special literary-themed merchandise to sell during the event. 

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20 Jan
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E-commerce Update: Normal Traffic & Sales

Although traffic dropped by 3.87 percent over the past seven days, the e-commerce conversion rate increased to 4.90 percent.

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20 Jan
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2021 Children’s Institute Moves to Late Summer

The 9th annual Children’s Institute, slated for June 2021, will now take place August 30–September 1 at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona.

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13 Jan
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E-commerce Update: What’s the New Normal in 2021?

Online customers are settling into purchase habits that are leading to a conversion rate that may become the baseline conversion rate for most of 2021.

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12 Jan

New Book Industry Events Slated for Summer

Publishers Weekly has announced the launch of the U.S. Book Show, set for May 26–28, while Edelweiss by Above the Treeline announced the launch of Edelweiss BookFest, to be held June 8–9.

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12 Jan

Independent Bookstore Day Catalog of Exclusives Goes Live January 15

The catalog of exclusive, literary-themed items will go live on the Independent Bookstore Day website on Friday, January 15. Booksellers have until Friday, February 5, to submit their orders.

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12 Jan
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ABA Dues Renewal Season Begins

For the upcoming membership year, the American Booksellers Association is inviting all member bookstores to renew their dues via an online form.

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11 Jan

Sign Up to Send the Indie Next List E-Newsletter to Your Customers

The January Indie Next List e-newsletter, featuring the month’s 20 titles with bookseller quotes in addition to a Q&A with the #1 pick, was sent to more than 668,000 customers at 183 ABA member stores.

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06 Jan
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06 Jan
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Independent Bookstore Day Scheduled for April 24

The catalog of exclusive, literary-themed items will go live on the Independent Bookstore Day website on Friday, January 15. Booksellers have until Friday, February 5, to submit their orders.

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05 Jan
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Booksellers Reflect on the Highs and Lows of 2020

In the final days of 2020, booksellers took to social media to reflect on an extraordinarily unprecedented year.

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