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09 Apr

Literary Hub Makes its Debut

The Literary Hub website launched on Wednesday with a showcase of literary essays, features, and profiles and a special letter from the editor commending bookstores.

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26 Mar

Literary Hub Gears Up for April 8 Launch

With ever-changing content, including essays, excerpts, interviews, and bookstore profiles, Literary Hub is poised to become a daily go-to website for readers engaged in the literary world.

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19 Mar

Booksellers Find E-mail Marketing Platforms Make Life Easier

Booksellers and e-mail marketing company representatives discussed three different platforms at the Wi10 education session “E-mail Marketing Options: Shelf Awareness, Ingram Sendr, Constant Contact.”

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30 Jun

New Google Portal Provides Single Dashboard for Business Services

The recently unveiled Google My Business portal allows small businesses to manage their Google services through one central location.

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19 Jun

Judiciary Rushes Through Ban on Taxing Internet Access

On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee approved the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act, which places a ban on state and local taxation of Internet access. The Marketplace Fairness Coalition urged the committee to treat e-fairness with the same sense of urgency.

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05 Feb

Daily Candy Features Indie Next List

Daily Candy, an online resource for fashion, beauty, entertainment, food, and fun, has teamed with IndieBound to feature the full selection of bookseller-recommended titles from the Indie Next List each month.

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24 Oct

BTW News Briefs

SEC poised to adopt rules to allow small businesses to sell shares through crowdfunding; Sourcebooks’ Raccah wins Muriel Siebert Entrepreneurial Champion award; Consortium adds three publishers to client list; Independent Publishers Group adds 13

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25 Jul

BTW News Briefs

Maine and Missouri enact affiliate nexus laws; SIBA launches read-aloud program Parapalooza; Man Booker Prize longlist revealed; Romance Writers of America announces RITA, Golden Heart winners; Student spending on textbooks increases; ABFFE asks for transparency from Congress; Amazon loses battle to acquire .amazon Internet suffix

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15 Dec

Because Amazon Can’t Keep You Warm on a Friday Night”

Here’s a roundup of some of the reaction from booksellers, authors, and the media to last weekend’s promotion for the Amazon price comparison app.

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12 May

Attempt to Repeal E-Fairness in Colorado Fails; Texas Senate Committee Passes Bill

Sales tax fairness successes continued this week as an attempt to repeal a sales tax fairness law in Colorado failed and the Texas Senate Finance Committee unanimously passed sales tax fairness legislation.

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28 Apr

South Carolina House Votes Down Amazon Sales Tax Exemption

Independent bookstores and other bricks-and-mortar retailers scored a victory yesterday when the South Carolina House of Representatives defeated an amendment to H3488 that would have given Amazon.com a special sales tax exemption.

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28 Apr

Sales Tax Fairness Moves Forward in Connecticut and Texas

Late last week, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced a budget deal that includes an affiliate nexus tax. In Texas, a sales tax fairness bill introduced by Rep. John Otto overwhelmingly passed the Texas House.

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14 Apr

Booksellers Testify at Sales Tax Fairness Hearings

In the past week, Massachusetts booksellers David Didriksen and Carole Horne and Vermont booksellers Liza Bernard and Chris Morrow participated in hearings in support of sales tax fairness legislation in their respective states.

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06 Jan

Illinois E-Fairness Provision Passes State Senate, Moves to House

**Breaking News: As of press time, Bookselling This Week had learned that the Illinois House of Representatives passed HB3659. The legislation now goes to the Governor Quinn's office for his signature. The following article was written prior to the House vote.**

This week, in Illinois, legislation containing a sales tax fairness provision was introduced and was quickly – and overwhelmingly – passed by the state Senate on Wednesday, January 5. The bill, HB3659, moved to the House where it could be voted on as soon as today.

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10 Nov

New York State: Court’s Sales Tax Ruling a “Major Victory” for Main Street

The New York State Department of Taxation is hailing an appeals court’s recent decision that the state’s affiliate nexus law is, in fact, constitutional as a “major victory.”

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