29 May
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IndieCommunication: Book Reviews Coming to IndieCommerce & IndieLite

In this issue of IndieCommunication, learn about a new book review initiative, GDPR compliance, and two new features for IndieCommerce sites.

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23 May
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Book Reviews Coming to Indie Bookstore Websites

The American Booksellers Association is partnering with Literary Hub’s Book Marks to bring professional reviews to book pages on IndieBound and IndieCommerce sites.

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15 May
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IndieCommunication: Join the IndieCommerce Team at BookExpo

Booksellers are invited to participate in a roundtable discussion about e-commerce marketing tips and tactics, or to schedule a one-on-one session with staff to discuss e-commerce options.

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08 May

IndieCommerce Webinar: “Quick Start” Setup for Google Analytics, My Business, and Search Console

On May 10, the IndieCommerce team will lead a webinar aimed at helping booksellers unravel the mystery of how online customers find their website.

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01 May

Meet With the IndieCommerce Team at BookExpo, Children’s Institute

Booksellers can sign up now for one-on-one meetings with IndieCommerce staff at BookExpo 2018 in New York City or the upcoming Children’s Institute in New Orleans.

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27 Apr
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IndieCommunication: Showcase Picks for “The Great American Read”

The latest IndieCommunication newsletter invites booksellers to promote America’s best-loved titles, update their contact information, check out a couple of webinars, and more.

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13 Apr
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IndieCommunication: Optimize Your Bookstore’s Website

The IndieCommunication newsletter for April 12 includes details about a webinar on creating mobile-friendly websites, a marketing roundtable, displaying secure content, and a tip of the week.

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06 Apr

ABA Lounge at BookExpo to Feature IndieCommerce One-on-Ones

Booksellers with questions about selling books and marketing their stores online are invited to visit with a member of the IndieCommerce team in the ABA Member Lounge at BookExpo 2018.

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03 Apr

Assistance Available for Stores With PCI Compliance Questions

Booksellers who are struggling with navigating PCI compliance — data security requirements for credit card transactions — can contact the American Booksellers Association’s IndieCommerce team for help.

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30 Mar
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IndieCommunication: Webinars, Independent Bookstore Day, and Staff Reviews

The IndieCommunication newsletter for March 29 includes details about an upcoming webinar on creating mobile-friendly websites, promoting Independent Bookstore Day, bulk uploading staff book reviews, and more.

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16 Mar
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IndieCommunication: Advanced Pre-order Feature Goes Live

The IndieCommunication e-newsletter for March 15 offers reminders about a new pre-order feature, a special offer on IndieLite, securing your website, and going mobile-friendly.

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05 Mar
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IndieCommunication: Advanced Pre-Orders Enabled

The IndieCommunication e-newsletter for March 2 announced details about new pre-ordering windows, a special offer at the Spring Forums, and more.

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28 Feb
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IndieCommerce Webinar Series Begins March 8

The 2018 IndieCommerce Webinar series will begin on March 8 with the 90-minute webinar “Bulk Upload of Used Books and Signed Copies.”

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23 Feb

IndieCommunication: Feeling a Little Insecure?

The IndieCommunication e-newsletter for February 22 offers a reminder about securing your website, details about a shipping rate increase, and a tip of the week.

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12 Feb
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IndieCommunication: Google May Not Like Your Website

The February 8 IndieCommunication newsletter includes details about making your website secure and mobile-friendly, using Google Analytics, and more.

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