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20 Feb

2019 Children’s Institute Registration Opens

The American Booksellers Association’s seventh ABC Children’s Institute will be held June 26–28 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh–Green Tree in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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12 Feb
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Sign Up Now to Host a Well-Read Black Girl Book Club

Stores that sign on to host book clubs will receive a window display kit from Random House and be featured on an interactive online map of indie bookstores hosting events.

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20 Feb

Libro.fm Audiobook Offer Aims to Boost Indie Bookstores’ Instagram Followers

Here from Libro.fm are three steps to grow your Instagram following while promoting audiobooks at your bookstore.

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19 Feb

Sign Up for ABA’s February 28 Marketing Meetup

The upcoming online conversation will look at marketing on the social media platform Pinterest, which reached 250 million users last year.

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19 Feb

Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in November

Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were up by 10 percent in November 2018 compared to November 2017, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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20 Feb
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Petition Process Underway for Additional Board Candidates

Upon receipt of valid petitions, additional director candidates will be added to the ballot alongside the four candidates put forth by the ABA Nominating Committee and approved by the Board at its January meeting.

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20 Feb
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Join ABA for the 2019 Spring Bookseller Forums

At the forums, ABA will present the education session “ABACUS and Pre-Orders: Two Programs You Can’t Do Without” in addition to a general discussion about industry issues.

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20 Feb
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Dozens of Indie Bookstores to Host Well-Read Black Girl Book Clubs

As events are scheduled, Glory Edim, who launched Well-Read Black Girl in 2015, will promote indie bookstores on her social media platform and encourage followers to ask their local store to host a book club.

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12 Feb
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New BookExpo Grant Program to Send Booksellers to 2019 Event

The brand-new BookExpo Bestsellers Grant Program was designed to make it possible for new booksellers to experience and benefit from all that BookExpo has to offer during the May 29–31 event.

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13 Feb
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The Indie Love & Romance Bestseller List

The American Booksellers Association’s specialty bestseller lists provide a current snapshot of what’s selling in indie bookstores nationwide.

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