Industry News

10 Nov

University Presses “Raise UP” Vital Authors & Subjects During University Press Week

The Association of University Presses has chosen “Raise UP” as the theme for this year’s University Press Week, which runs from Monday, November 9, through Sunday, November 15.

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10 Nov
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Publishers Offer Specials on Stock, Shipping This Holiday Season

To help booksellers with critical fourth-quarter sales, a number of publishers have launched special offers on titles as well as rapid replenishment for shipping. 

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10 Nov

Binc Announces Online Holiday Gift Guide

Featuring an assortment of gifts, the guide includes items that give back to Binc and therefore support booksellers in need.

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09 Nov

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

The November 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 683,000 customers at 179 ABA member stores.

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04 Nov
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E-commerce Update: Significant Election Day Impact on Website Traffic and Sales

Online traffic to IndieCommerce and IndieLite websites dropped by 33.41 percent on Election Day, November 3.

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04 Nov
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Indie Booksellers Promote the Vote

In the weeks leading up to Election Day, independent booksellers created displays and shared social media posts to encourage their customers to vote.

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03 Nov
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, to entice customers to order from their local indie bookstore. 

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28 Oct
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E-commerce Update: Latest COVID Surge Potentially Driving Online Sales

On October 27, the IndieCommerce team saw a 22.58 percent spike in revenue across platform sites.

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27 Oct

#BoxedOut Grabs Headlines Nationwide and Across the Globe

As the #BoxedOut campaign continues, media outlets across the nation — and the world — are speaking with independent booksellers and spreading the message about shopping local.

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27 Oct
November Is the New December

November Is the New December: Tell Your Customers to Shop Now

Booksellers are welcome to share these new designs with fellow local businesses to further spread the message to shop early and shop local.

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26 Oct

Binc’s Bookseller Stories: “Escaping in the Nick of Time”

The 11th volume of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s Bookseller Stories newsletter features a bookseller fleeing from a rapidly advancing wildfire.

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21 Oct

National Conversation Continues Around #BoxedOut Campaign and Indie Bookstores

Since its launch on Tuesday, October 13, the American Booksellers Association’s national #BoxedOut campaign has reached millions of people and continues to be shared across all types of media.

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21 Oct
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E-commerce Update: #BoxedOut Campaign Drives Online Sales & Traffic

An e-commerce conversion rate increase to 5.36 percent, along with a 9.63 percent increase in traffic during the same period, resulted in an average increase in revenue of 26.13 percent for the week ending October 20.

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20 Oct
Coronavirus Resources for Booksellers

Revisit ABA’s COVID-19 Toolkit for Independent Booksellers

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to have a significant impact on small businesses, booksellers should revisit ABA’s archive of information for steps to take now and resources for reopening.

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14 Oct

ABA Launches #BoxedOut Campaign: Booksellers Invited to Join

Designed to market indie bookstores and speak to the critical choice between shopping indie and shopping Amazon, #BoxedOut launches with six indie bookstore installations and a national social media campaign.

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