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ABA Opposes Closed Generic Domains

ABA has submitted public comments to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to oppose the selling of closed generic TLDs, which would allow companies to secure exclusive rights to domains such as .read or .author.

Spring Forum Next Week in Washington, DC

ABA is inviting booksellers to a Spring Forum at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, March 19. The event, presented in conjunction with the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association, is free and open to all booksellers.

S&S Announces Changes for Returnable Accounts

Effective March 4, Simon & Schuster has changed its Order Minimum Policy and Dating Terms for Retail Returnable Accounts.

A Q&A With Kent Haruf, Author of March’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

To kick off a new monthly feature on #1 Indie Next List Great Reads, BTW recently spoke to Kent Haruf, author of Benediction (Knopf), the top pick on the March 2013 Indie Next List, about his writing process, the worlds he creates, and the way readers react to his writing.

Celebrate (With) Indies: Signup Opens for Multi-Publisher Promotions

Four new promotions created just for independent bookstores will launch this spring under the banner “Celebrate (With) Indies.” Titles for the promotions celebrating debut authors, moms, dads, and grads were selected by booksellers, and many are Indie Next List Picks and Indie Bestsellers.

Around Indies

Book Stall sale in the works for June; McNally Jackson to open office goods store; Book Mouse holds Seussathon ; Annapolis Bookstore hosts impromptu wedding; Books & Books joins the meme

New & Ongoing E-Book Promotions

More than 10 e-book promotions were recently added to the IndieCommerce Publisher Promotions page. Categories include gut-wrenching teen reads, murder mysteries, cookbooks, craft books, St. Patrick’s Day specials, and more. Several feature custom web banners provided by their publishers.

Wi8 Follow-Up File: Submit CAMEX Rebate Request

As part of the ABA/NACS cooperation for Winter Institute 8, booksellers who visited the CAMEX trade show while in Kansas City and place an order of any size from an exhibiting vendor between February 24 and April 1, 2013, are entitled to a $100 rebate per ABA member store.

An Invitation to ABA’s Spring Forum in Atlanta

ABA is inviting booksellers to a Spring Booksellers Forum in Atlanta, Georgia, next week in conjunction with the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and the Great American Bargain Book Show Springtime event at the AmericasMart.

ABA Urges Members to Reach Out to Federal Legislators

ABA is encouraging booksellers to ask their federal lawmakers to support the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013, legislation that would give states the authority to require remote retailers to collect and remit sales tax on purchases made by customers in their state.

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