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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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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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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