09 Dec

Complimentary Audiobook Listening Copies Available to ABA Members

Any bookseller currently working in an ABA member store can sign up for’s Audiobook Listening Copy program to gain access to more than two dozen complimentary audiobooks each month.

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05 Dec

The Latest IndieCommunication for IndieCommerce Stores

The November 25 edition of IndieCommunication features information about the IndieCommerce Institute, Winter Institute one-on-ones,, and Google Analytics.

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04 Nov

IndieCommunication: IndieCommerce Institute Registration, the SIBA Holiday Catalog & More

The November 4 edition of the IndieCommunication newsletter includes information about the January 27 IndieCommerce Institute, the SIBA holiday catalog, the Indie Next List eNewsletter, and a tip of the week.

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02 Nov

Beware of Unusually Large Phone Orders for Textbooks

Stores are once again receiving telephone orders for a large number of textbooks that are being placed using stolen credit cards.

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25 Oct

Someone Probably Knows Your Password

Here is a look at several ways that technology can you help you protect against hackers gaining access to your accounts.

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19 Oct

IndieCommerce: The Latest News & Tips

The October 19 edition of the IndieCommunication newsletter features marketing suggestions, news about a change to ACH money transfers, and more.

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12 Oct

IndieCommerce: The Latest News & Updates

The October 11 edition of IndieCommunication includes information about the ABC Best Books catalog, a new checkout stepper, one-on-ones at the regional shows, and fall eBook price promotions.

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30 Sep

IndieCommerce Institute Registration Opens November 1

On January 27, just prior to the start of Winter Institute 12, ABA will present the IndieCommerce Institute, a one-day, interactive learning experience for IndieCommerce stores.

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23 Sep

IndieCommerce: Is Google Happy With Your Website?

The latest edition of the IndieCommunication newsletter looks at how stores can make their IndieCommerce sites mobile friendly for Google.

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09 Sep

An IndieCommerce Institute Preview, Plus News & Reminders

The September 9 edition of the IndieCommunication newsletter includes a preview of topics for the 2017 IndieCommerce Institute, news about a change in the algorithm for computing the “sell price” of books, and more.

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06 Sep

IndieCommerce to Offer One-on-One Sessions at Fall Regional Trade Shows

IndieCommerce users and non-users alike will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with an IndieCommerce staff member at this fall’s regional trade shows.

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24 Aug

IndieCommerce: Website Security, SIBA16 Meetings & More

The August 24 IndieCommunication newsletter features updates on a move to HTTPS everywhere, one-on-one meetings at the SIBA trade show, a schedule change for ACH transfers, and other news.

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01 Aug

IndieCommerce: Boosting E-Mail Subscribers, a New “Availability” Feature & More

The latest IndieCommunication newsletter includes information on how to capture new e-mail list subscribers as well as details about a feature for showing available titles.

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27 Jul

Bookstores Use IndieCommerce’s Wish List Feature to Create Gift Registries

Two ABA member stores, Greenlight Bookstore and Politics & Prose, have repurposed IndieCommerce’s wish list feature so that customers can also use it to set up gift registries.

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12 Jul

Retailer Websites and the Americans With Disabilities Act

Here is background on the American With Disabilities Act as it relates to retail websites, a look at changes ABA has made to the IndieCommerce platform, and action steps for ABA members with online stores.

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