IndieCommunication: New Webinar Series, Online Marketing Roundtables, & More

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The IndieCommunication newsletter for August 23 includes details about a new webinar series, a callout for booksellers who are active in marketing their stores online, and a tip of the week.

New IndieCommerce Webinar Series

Teacher and studentThe IndieCommerce webinar series will be returning on September 14. Based on feedback from the IndieCommerce webinar survey last month, below is the tentative schedule of topics and dates:

Thursday, September 14: Views
Thursday, September 21: Themes
Thursday, September 28: Custom product upload
Break for one-on-one sessions at the fall regional trade shows.
Thursday, October 26: E-commerce and order processing

Webinars will start at 2:00 p.m. EST and end at 3:30 p.m. EST. Each session will include time for a Q&A with IndieCommerce staff. Watch upcoming issues of IndieCommunication for updates and links to the webinar registration page.

Let’s Talk Online Marketing

Tech workers at desksThe IndieCommerce team is seeking six to eight booksellers who are active in marketing their stores online and who want to share their successes and failures with other independent booksellers once or twice a month in a virtual roundtable format. These roundtable discussions will be tested via a video conferencing service, so booksellers will need an Internet connection, a computer with a video camera and a microphone, and headphones/earphones. Interested booksellers can e-mail IndieCommerce Director Phil Davies to discuss the format and topics and to set up a date and time to meet.

Tip of the Week

Cartoon man with "Tips" signWhen creating views for an IndieCommerce store, be sure to set the correct permission for each view created to ensure that customers are not excluded from seeing relevant content, or, conversely, that sensitive information is not revealed. For more information on views, visit the IndieCommerce Help Center or e-mail staff@bookweb.org.


Booksellers are encouraged to send their thoughts, questions, or suggestions via e-mail to IndieCommerce staff at any time.

Past editions of IndieCommunication are available on the IndieCommerce Updates page on BookWeb.org.

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