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01 Oct

Sign Up Now for Virtual Marketing Roundtable on Social Media

The October 4 video conference on using social media to increase customers and drive sales, part of a series of educational roundtables held every other Thursday, will feature four experienced bookseller panelists.

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01 Oct

Another Chance to Request ABA Governance Survey

In case you missed it, the American Booksellers Association’s Governance Review Committee is seeking booksellers who are interested in participating in a governance survey.

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27 Sep

Visit ABA at the New Atlantic, Mountains & Plains Trade Shows

Attending booksellers can participate in an education session on maximizing pre-order campaigns, meet one-on-one with IndieCommerce staff, and enter to win a Winter Institute scholarship.

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26 Sep
SIBA Discovery Show

ABA Heads to Northern California, Heartland Trade Shows

Attending booksellers can participate in an education session on maximizing pre-order campaigns, meet one-on-one with IndieCommerce staff, and enter to win a Winter Institute scholarship.

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26 Sep
2017 Holiday Indie Next List Gift Guide

Last Call: Share Your Pick Now for the Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide

Booksellers have just a few more days to submit their favorite adult and children’s gift books of 2018 across a range of categories, including photography/art, cooking, visual travel, novelty, stocking stuffers, and more.

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26 Sep

BTW Checks in With The Book Catapult After One Free Year of IndieCommerce

“Our IndieCommerce website is something that, even if we didn’t have it for the year we were so generously given for free, we would have paid for anyway,” said The Book Catapult’s Seth Marko.

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24 Sep

“Booksellers of America” Social Media Campaign Aims to Expand the Conversation Around Bookselling

The new campaign will interview independent booksellers from across the country to tell the story of how each independent bookstore is unique in its own way, thanks to those store’s employees.

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24 Sep

Introducing Melissa Napolitano, ABA’s New Graphic Designer

Melissa Napolitano joined the American Booksellers Association staff last month as the new Graphic Designer. 

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20 Sep

Nominate Now for 2019 ABA Board of Directors Election

ABA’s Nominating Committee, chaired by Annie Philbrick of Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop & Café, is seeking qualified candidates to stand for election to ABA’s Board of Directors in 2019.

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19 Sep
Liz Roberts and Daniel O'Brien of the Membership Relations Department

ABA Membership Department Offers Plentiful Resources for Prospective Bookstore Owners

In the past year, 83 potential store owners from more than 20 states have signed up as provisional members with ABA, a popular membership option for people looking to open a bookstore.

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19 Sep

September 20 Virtual Marketing Roundtable to Focus on Membership Subscriptions

The virtual marketing roundtable on membership subscriptions, part of a series of educational roundtables held every other Thursday, will feature three bookseller panelists.

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19 Sep

ABA Heads to New England, Pacific Northwest Trade Shows

Attending booksellers can participate in an education session on maximizing pre-order campaigns, meet one-on-one with IndieCommerce staff, and enter to win a Winter Institute scholarship.

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18 Sep

ABA Governance Review Committee Seeks Bookseller Input

As part of the association’s periodic assessment process, ABA’s Governance Review Committee is inviting booksellers to participate in a survey.

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14 Sep

ABA Board Nomination Process Underway

A nominee for the Board of Directors must be a current owner or employee of an ABA member independent bookstore and have at least three years of recent experience as owner or employee.

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10 Sep

Want to Serve on ABA’s Board of Directors? Here’s Your Chance!

Any ABA member may nominate a qualified candidate to stand for election to the ABA Board of Directors in 2019; self-nominations are also welcome.

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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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