08 Oct

IndieCommerce Tips and Training

The latest edition of IndieCommunication features tips on color coding events calendars and highlighting the ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog on IndieCommerce sites, as well as information about registration for the next training webinar.

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08 Oct

A Letter From ABA CEO Oren Teicher

Here, ABA CEO Oren Teicher shares some of the backstory about the creation of the association’s e-commerce service for indie bookstores, now known as IndieCommerce.

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30 Sep

Next Two IndieCommerce Webinars Focus on Order Processing

Registration for the first of two IndieCommerce webinars on order processing opened on Wednesday, September 30. Attendance at the October 7 webinar is limited to the first 30 registrants.

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23 Sep

IndieCommunication: IndieCommerce Fall Webinars, a New Feature & More

The September 23 edition of IndieCommunication includes information about signup for the second IndieCommerce webinar, the announcement of a new Variable Price feature, and a reminder about fraudulent orders.

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16 Sep

IndieCommunication: IndieCommerce Training Webinars and Videos

The September 16 edition of the IndieCommunication newsletter provided sign-up information for the first IndieCommerce training webinar and a link to four new training videos.

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09 Sep

IndieCommunication: New IndieCommerce Training Options, Added Features, and Other Updates

The September 9 edition of IndieCommunication provides details about new staff training options; features recently added to the Drupal platform; security updates; and maintenance to the IndieCommerce platform.

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25 Aug

PBS Offers Stores Livestreaming From National Book Festival

With a simple-to-embed video player, booksellers can feature livestream coverage of author events from the 15th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival on their store websites.

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24 Aug

IndieCommunication: Release Notes, Updates, and New Features for IndieCommerce Bookstores

The August 24 edition of the IndieCommunication newsletter provides information on recent work to stabilize the IndieCommerce platform, the launch of new features, upcoming training videos and webinars, and changes to the store location display and to security.

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20 Aug

ABA Shares Its Reply to Letters From NAIBA and NEIBA Regarding IndieCommerce

ABA’s Board of Directors recently received correspondence expressing concerns about IndieCommerce from the boards of the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association and the New England Independent Booksellers Association. Here is the full text of ABA’s reply.

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25 Jun

New & Ongoing E-Book Promotions

One new e-book promotion was recently added to the IndieCommerce Publisher Promotions page in the category of nonfiction vacation reads.

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04 Jun

Neil Strandberg to Leave ABA in July

Neil Strandberg will be leaving his position as director of technology for ABA in July to become director of technology and operations for Shelf Awareness in Seattle.

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19 May

Meet Ryan Quinn, ABA’s New IndieCommerce Specialist

Ryan Quinn brings 12 years’ experience in e-commerce customer support to her new position as an IndieCommerce specialist at ABA.

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08 May

Schedule a Meeting With IndieCommerce at BEA

For the second year in a row, the IndieCommerce Team will be in the ABA Member Lounge (Room 214) on the BookExpo America trade show floor to meet one-on-one with booksellers.

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30 Apr

What Booksellers Need to Know About Google’s Mobile-Friendly Update

A recent update to Google’s search algorithm privileges mobile-friendly websites by ranking them higher in search results on mobile devices. While this may impact searches for some bookstore websites, affected businesses should take a considered approach rather than rushing to accommodate the change.

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09 Apr

New & Ongoing E-Book Promotions

Three e-book promotions were recently added to the IndieCommerce Publisher Promotions page. Categories include bargain books, digital originals, and down-priced frontlist.

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