24 May

Substantial Growth In Online Sales For Independent Bookstores

Big web retailers and online marketplaces no longer have a near monopoly on selling books online. Since 2020, Independent bookstores on the IndieCommerce (IC) platform have seen a 580% increase in sales with over $200 million in online revenue for those bookstores.

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24 May

5 Steps for AI and Your Store

AI systems like ChatGPT are rapidly evolving. Start preparing now for the impact this technology will have on independent retailers.

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22 Mar

Keep Your Store Safe From Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware attacks are on the rise. Protect your bookstore with these tips.

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20 Oct

Staff Scheduling Tools: Deputy vs. When I Work vs. Homebase

Simplify the staff scheduling process with one of these three digital tools.

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13 Sep
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Streamline Invoice Management With Batch for Books

Batch for Books saves you time on handling administrative tasks associated with invoice management. 

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16 Aug
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Technology Meetup Recap: Virtual Accessibility

Booksellers discussed accessibility in the virtual world of websites, events, and social media.

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30 Jul
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ICYMI: July Education Roundup

During the month of July, the American Booksellers Association held the following education sessions on social media.

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11 Jun
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Technology Meetup Recap: Patreon

On Thursday, June 10, the American Booksellers Association held a Technology Meetup on Patreon.

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03 Jun

ICYMI: May Education Roundup

In May, ABA held education sessions on marketing ideas for nontraditional stores, store ownership, email list management, and more. 

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17 May
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Technology Meetup Recap: Email List Management

Constant Contact Retention Specialist Cynthia Munoz shared best practices applicable to any platform and offered a demo of how to implement those best practices within Constant Contact.

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07 May

ICYMI: April Education Roundup

Take a look at some of the education sessions ABA hosted during the month of April.

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13 Apr
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Technology Meetup Recap: Gravity Payments

ABA recently partnered with Gravity Payments to offer credit card processing services to bookstore members. Gravity Payments currently offers special rates and terms for ABA members.

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About ABA

The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.








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