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07 Aug
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Registration Opens for ABA Webinar on NPD BookScan for Booksellers

Booksellers can sign up now for ABA’s August 23 webinar on using NPD BookScan data to increase sales. David Walter, executive director of NPD Books at The NPD Group, will lead the session.

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07 Aug

A Report on the July 2018 ABA Board Meeting

The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors met on July 16–18, 2018, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, to discuss a range of items.

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06 Aug

Submit Your Favorites for the Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide Flier

Booksellers are asked to share their top picks for books on photography, art, cooking, travel, and more.

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02 Aug

Ordering Opens for ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

ABA member stores can place their orders for this year’s ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog from now until September 7 via an order form on BookWeb.org.

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01 Aug

Watch for Registration to Open for ABA Webinar on NPD BookScan for Booksellers

ABA will host a webinar for booksellers on Thursday, August 23, on the topic of using NPD BookScan data to increase sales, to be led by David Walter, executive director of NPD Books at The NPD Group.

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30 Jul
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Maximizing Pre-Order Campaigns to be the Focus of ABA Education at Fall Regional Shows

This fall, ABA will present the new “Maximizing Pre-Order Campaigns” education session, where booksellers will learn how to work with publishers to take full advantage of pre-order opportunities.

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30 Jul

Free ABA Membership Trial Offer Available at Fall Regional Trade Shows

Until November 1, non-member booksellers will have the chance to test-drive membership in the American Booksellers Association for free by signing up at one of the 2018 fall shows or on ABA’s website.

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30 Jul

Nominations Open August 1 for Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide Flier

The American Booksellers Association’s second Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide flier will feature the top adult and children’s gift books as recommended by independent booksellers.

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18 Jul
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April-June 2018: ABA Member Stores Opening/Sold

The second quarter of 2018 saw 18 ABA member store openings and six sales of existing businesses to new owners.

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17 Jul

Greeting Card Association Seeks Bookseller Feedback

The Greeting Card Association, a member organization comprised of greeting card publishers, has created a survey to gain insight from independent booksellers about potential partnerships.

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17 Jul

ABA to Offer Two Bookstore Finance Seminars This Fall

This October, the American Booksellers Association will bring its popular Principles of Bookstore Finance seminar to Minneapolis and Denver. Booksellers from all regions are invited to attend.

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11 Jul

A Letter From ABA CEO Oren Teicher

Here, ABA CEO Oren Teicher discusses the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision to reverse a long-standing precedent and rule that all retailers — both bricks-and-mortar and online — must collect sales tax for online orders.

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06 Jul
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ABA President Robert Sindelar Urges Booksellers to Submit to ABACUS Today

“I am not exaggerating when I say that ABACUS provides unparalleled bookstore financial information — and that it makes this data relevant and actionable to your business,” said Sindelar.

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05 Jul

Feedback Welcomed on ABA’s Code of Conduct

The new code of conduct, which went into effect at last month’s Children’s Institute, is a work in progress, and ABA members are encouraged to share their thoughts on it.

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05 Jul

ABA Partners With Eventbrite to Offer Event Ticket Management Services to Bookstores

As part of the partnership, ABA members will have access to a substantial Eventbrite discount, 24/7 customer support, and a one-hour onboarding session with an Eventbrite representative.

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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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