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20 Nov

November 29 Marketing Meetup to Focus on Audiobooks

Booksellers are invited to sign up now to participate in an online discussion about audiobooks on November 29. On December 6, ABA’s Marketing Meetup will look at marketing for kids’ bookstores.

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20 Nov

Winter Institute 14 Waitlist Closed

In the coming weeks, ABA will do its best to admit as many waitlisted booksellers as possible. Registrants who are no longer planning to attend are asked to notify ABA right away.

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19 Nov

Sign Up Now for Post-Winter Institute Ski Trip

Registration for a trip to Ski Santa Fe resort is now open to all Winter Institute attendees, including ABA member booksellers and their families as well as publishers.

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19 Nov

Shelf-talker Featuring Indie Next List Submission Deadlines Serves as Aid for Bookstore Staff

Booksellers in the IndieBound movement are encouraged to post the new shelf-talker in their back room so staff can keep track of blurb submission deadlines for the Indie Next List.

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19 Nov
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Jason Reynolds Kicks Off “Ghost” Giveaway at Miami Book Fair

Award-winning author Reynolds, who is serving as Indies First spokesperson, launched the “Indie Bookstores Give Back on Small Business Saturday” campaign (#IndiesGiveBack) over the weekend.

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19 Nov

Jason Reynolds Pens Letter to Readers for Special-Edition “Ghost” Giveaway

As part of the “Indie Bookstores Give Back on Small Business Saturday” campaign, booksellers are working with local schools and educational programs to give young readers 20,000 free copies of Ghost this week.

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14 Nov

More Booksellers Head to Winter Institute on Scholarships

A number of additional scholarships to the 2019 Winter Institute have been awarded to ABA member booksellers.

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14 Nov

ABACUS-17 Survey Results Delivered to Participating Bookstores

This week, bookstores that participated in the ABACUS-17 survey received an e-mail with information about how to access a report analyzing their 2017 financial results. 

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14 Nov

ABA to Collect Books at Winter Institute 14 for Refugees at the Southern U.S. Border

The new “Libros Para el Viaje/Books for the Journey” campaign will be collecting gently used books for individuals and families who have arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border with nothing.

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13 Nov

Reminder: Fill Out ABA’s Brief Survey on Health Insurance Needs

On Wednesday, November 7, stores received an e-mail with a link to a survey seeking bookseller input about group health insurance options; responses are due Monday, November 19.

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13 Nov

Want to be Featured in BookWeb’s Bookstore Showcase?

A new section of ABA’s homepage profiles stores that are active on Instagram. Booksellers can submit their store for consideration by sending in three photos and a short description of their store.

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13 Nov

Constant Contact Rebates to be Sent to 150 Stores

An e-mail informing ABA member stores about their annual Constant Contact rebates was delivered on Friday, November 9.

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07 Nov

A Letter From ABA CEO Oren Teicher

Here, Teicher encourages booksellers to gear up for the holiday sales season as well as the sixth annual celebration of Indies First on Small Business Saturday.

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07 Nov

ABA Delivers Survey to Gauge Health Insurance Needs

Booksellers should check their inboxes for a link to a survey seeking bookseller input on group health insurance options. The deadline to complete the survey is Monday, November 19.

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07 Nov

Red and White Box Mailings to Become One “Monthly Box”

Starting in 2019, booksellers will receive one monthly mailing from ABA that combines the contents of the Red and White Boxes.

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About ABA

The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.

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