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25 Jun

Next Issue of BTW to Arrive July 11

Due to the Fourth of July holiday, Bookselling This Week will be on hiatus next week.

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25 Jun
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ABACUS Survey Submissions Due July 13

With the deadline for submissions to the ABACUS survey extended to July 13, booksellers have a couple more weeks to submit their data for the annual financial independent bookstore survey.

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21 Jun
Robert Sindelar

A Letter From ABA Board President Robert Sindelar on BookExpo: Looking Back and Looking Forward

Here, Sindelar shares his thoughts on the reimagined BookExpo as well as initiatives to help indie booksellers capitalize on pre-orders and to bring the Batch invoicing system to the U.S.

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18 Jun
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ABACUS Survey Deadline Extended to July 13

American Booksellers Association main store members now have until Friday, July 13, to submit their data for the annual ABACUS financial independent bookstore survey.

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13 Jun

A Report on the May 2018 ABA Board Meeting

The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors met on May 28–29, 2018, in White Plains, New York, just prior to the start of BookExpo.

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07 Jun

Know Before You Go: Check Out ABA’s Code of Conduct

Starting with next week’s ABC Children’s Institute, the code of conduct will be disseminated to all ABA event attendees and prominently posted onsite along with contact information.

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07 Jun
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Last Chance: Submit Your Data to ABACUS by June 15

Participating bookstores will receive a benchmarking report (including comparative financial ratios, operations data, and company profiles), a customized performance report, and additional online tools.

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06 Jun

Fill Out the ABACUS Survey to Earn an Extra Spot at Winter Institute

Bookstores that have never submitted to ABACUS that participate this year will have the option of registering an additional staff person for the 2019 Winter Institute in Albuquerque.

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05 Jun
Survey says

A Roundup of Results From BTW’s One Second Survey

Over the last several months, hundreds of readers have responded to Bookselling This Week’s one second survey. Here’s a snapshot of what you had to say about the random things we asked.

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01 Jun

ABA Annual Membership Meeting: Indie Booksellers “Stronger Together”

The meeting included an announcement that ABA will invest in a U.S. version of Batch, an electronic invoicing and payment system used by booksellers in the U.K., with an anticipated rollout in early 2019.

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01 Jun
The ABA Board at the Town Hall meeting

Booksellers Discuss Range of Topics at ABA Town Hall at BookExpo

Topics at the American Booksellers Association’s Town Hall meeting at BookExpo 2018 included diversity initiatives, ABA’s new code of conduct, and support for the next generation of booksellers.

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24 May

Keep Staff in the Loop: Encourage Colleagues to Sign Up for Bookselling This Week

Make sure your coworkers stay in the know by signing up for BTW. In the weeks to come, BTW will report on BookExpo and Children’s Institute education sessions, new bookstore openings, industry news, and more!

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23 May
Book Marks Review System

Book Reviews Coming to Indie Bookstore Websites

The American Booksellers Association is partnering with Literary Hub’s Book Marks to bring professional reviews to book pages on IndieBound and IndieCommerce sites.

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21 May

Let Your Voice Be Heard: ABA’s Town Hall and Annual Membership Meetings

The American Booksellers Association will hold its Town Hall and Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, May 31, at BookExpo. All ABA members are encouraged to attend.

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21 May

Spread the Word About James Patterson’s Holiday Bookstore Bonus

The program invites booksellers, publishing professionals, authors, or bookstore shoppers to share why they think an indie bookstore employee should receive a holiday grant.

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