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    July–September 2016: ABA Member Stores Opening/Sold

    The third quarter of 2016 saw 16 ABA member store openings and three sales of existing businesses to new owners.

    NCIBA Show to Offer ABACUS Education Session & IndieCommerce One-on-Ones

    Booksellers at the NCIBA Fall Discovery Show are invited to visit the ABA booth, take part in an ABACUS education session, and meet one-on-one with a member of the IndieCommerce team.

    IndieCommerce: The Latest News & Tips

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

    BTW News Briefs

    Nominations open for 2016 Indie Awards; PEN America’s new report addresses free speech on college campuses; Above the Treeline receives investment; Literary Landmark nominations sought for Children’s Book Week; Grateful American Book Prize awarded to Chris Stevenson; Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature

    Don’t Go Unnoticed: Add Your Events to the Indies First Map

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    As Indies First on Small Business Saturday approaches, booksellers are urged to enter their stores’ event details into the Indies First Activity Registry so their plans garner nationwide attention.

    ABA Board Nomination Deadline October 24

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    Nominations of qualified candidates for the ABA Board of Directors must be submitted to the Nominating Committee via a form on no later than midnight EDT on October 24.

    Small Press Profile: Relegation Books

    Relegation Books, an up-and-coming publishing house in Falls Church, Virginia, publishes literary fiction “of fine vintage,” including the November Indie Next List title The Loved Ones by Sonya Chung.

    ABA and Reed Exhibitions Announce Changes to Annual Trade Show

    On Tuesday, Reed Exhibitions and ABA sent a letter to member booksellers detailing changes to the annual spring book industry trade show that are aimed at improving the event for the entire industry.

    Obituary: Bob Minzesheimer, Former USA Today Book Critic

    Bob Minzesheimer, the former book critic for USA Today and a friend to indie booksellers, died on October 15 of brain cancer. He was 66.

    Three San Francisco Bookstores Awarded Legacy Business Status

    The Booksmith, Green Apple Books, and Dog Eared Books have been granted Legacy Business status as part of a program addressing San Francisco’s challenging real estate market.

    ABA’s Expanded Social Media Efforts on Display During Banned Books Week

    ABA’s reenergized social media strategy was put into play on behalf of bookstore members during last month’s Banned Books Week celebrations.

    Two Favorite Children’s Book Events to Return Next May

    ABA and CBC have announced plans to bring back the silent auction to benefit the American Booksellers for Free Expression and Every Child a Reader, featuring the Children’s and Teen Book Awards.

    Free Print/Digital Subscription to Publishers Weekly for ABA Bookseller Members

    Publishers Weekly continues to offer ABA member booksellers a free one-year subscription to 51 print and digital issues, special editions, and access to online premium content.

    HarperCollins Holiday Express Program Begins October 31


    Independent booksellers in the U.S. can take advantage of the HarperCollins 2016 Holiday Express Shipping Program from Monday, October 31, through Friday, January 13, 2017.

    November 1 Deadline for James Patterson’s Holiday Bonus Program

    Nominations of independent booksellers for the holiday bonus program sponsored by bestselling author and literacy advocate James Patterson can be submitted online until  midnight EDT on November 1.


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