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19 Feb

Binc Opens Application Process for Higher Education Scholarships

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation is accepting applications from now through April 18 for the Binc Foundation Scholarship program, which will award up to 35 higher education awards totaling $100,000 to eligible bookstore employees, bookstore owners, former Borders employees, and dependents of each.

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21 Mar

“Celebrate Debut Authors” Title List, Shelf-Talkers, Videos Available

Learn more about four new spring promotions created just for independent bookstores, which launched last week under the banner “Celebrate (With) Indies.” Then sign up. Promotional materials are available, including shelf-talkers and author videos for the Celebrate Debut Authors With Indies campaign.

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23 Jan

The February 2013 “Now in Paperback” Flier & Shelf-Talkers

The February Indie Next List’s 12 “Now in Paperback” titles are featured with bookseller quotes on a downloadable flier and shelf-talkers.

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21 Mar

Healthcare Reform Webinar Next Tuesday: Register Today

The Affordable Care Act and how it will affect indie bookstores will be the focus of a free healthcare reform webinar hosted by the Small Business Majority and ABA on next Tuesday, March 26, at 2:30 p.m. EDT.  Registration for the webinar is required.

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06 Dec

New Wi8 Sponsors and Scholarship Winners Named

This week, two new Small Press sponsors of Winter Institute 8 were announced, as well as the recipient of the Disney Publishing Worldwide publisher-sponsored scholarship and the winner of the Rainy Day Books A Good American challenge.

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23 Jan

Hotel ABA Accepting Reservations for BEA 2013

This year’s hotel exclusively for ABA member booksellers attending BookExpo America 2013 is the Grand Hyatt New York, located at 42nd Street and Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. Booksellers who make their reservations before April 1 will be automatically entered into a drawing for free hotel nights, courtesy of BEA.

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20 Feb

A Few Last-Minute Winter Institute Schedule Reminders

Here’s a quick reminder about some of this weekend’s Winter Institute highlights.

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10 Dec

Booksellers and Others Are Waiting

To help accommodate those on the waiting lists for Winter Institute 8,  ABA is asking registered booksellers who are no longer planning to attend, and all registrants who no longer need their hotel reservations, to contact the association as soon as possible.

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24 Jan

Google eBooks No Longer Available via IndieCommerce on January 31

On January 31, IndieCommerce stores that do not participate in the Kobo eBook program will no longer be able to sell e-books. That’s the date set by Google for the end of the Google eBooks reseller program worldwide. Stores that would still like to offer e-books to their customers should sign up as soon as possible for the ABA/Kobo program.

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