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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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27 Feb

The March “Now in Paperback” Flier & Shelf-Talkers

The March 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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23 May

Free E-Book Creates Buzz for Fall Titles

Bookstores can now start promoting sales of more than 30 of the fall season’s “buzz” books, thanks to a free e-book out this week from Publishers Lunch.

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21 Jun

New & Upcoming E-Book Promos

The IndieCommerce Publisher Promotions page has been updated this week with one promotion just underway and two upcoming for the month of July.

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09 Aug

Registration Opens for First ABA Events Specialty Institute

ABA opened registration today for its first-ever Events Specialty Institute. The one-day educational program offering a range of topics for both seasoned booksellers and those in need of more introductory-level courses will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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19 Sep

Events Institute Session Presenters Announced

ABA has announced the presenters for the Events Specialty Institute’s four breakout sessions and three roundtable discussions. The institute will be held on October 3 at The Depot in Minneapolis.

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17 Oct

Last Chance to Sign Up for Kobo Launch Incentive

To take advantage of the Kobo Launch Incentive — which includes free displays, free demo units, sell-through bonuses, product returnability, extended dating, and a cash bonus for participating — ABA member stores must submit a “Kobo Participation Agreement” by midnight ET on Saturday, October 20.

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