Deadlines & Action Items

04 Dec

Watch Your Inbox for James Patterson Holiday Bookstore Bonus News

More than 1,000 booksellers were nominated to receive year-end bonuses from author James Patterson; e-mails are going out next week to the winners.

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04 Dec

Winter Institute Book Drive to Collect Spanish-Language Titles for Refugees

ABA is asking booksellers, publishers, and authors to donate Spanish-language books during the upcoming Wi14 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to be delivered to refugees at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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03 Dec
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As 2018 Comes to a Close, Remember to Report Sales

The American Booksellers Association urges all stores to report to the Indie Bestseller Lists during this busiest of seasons to demonstrate the power of independents.

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03 Dec

Nominations Sought for 2019 PW Bookstore, Sales Rep of the Year Awards

Booksellers, authors, publishers, distributors, and others with ties to the book industry are invited to submit nominations for Publishers Weekly’s Bookstore and Sales Rep of the Year awards by January 8, 2019.

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28 Nov
28 Nov

Winter Institute Attendees: Let ABA Know If Your Plans Have Changed

Registrants who are no longer planning to attend the 2019 Winter Institute are asked to notify the American Booksellers Association as soon as possible so waitlisted booksellers can be offered a chance to attend.

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28 Nov
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December 10 Deadline to Submit Proposal for an Event With Jason Reynolds in 2019

Stores that participated in the #IndiesGiveBack campaign received an e-mail with instructions for how to submit a proposal for author Jason Reynolds to visit their community this spring.

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26 Nov

Sign Up by November 30 to Hit the Slopes in Santa Fe After Winter Institute

All Winter Institute attendees, including ABA member booksellers and their families as well as publishers, can sign up for the full-day trip to Ski Santa Fe on January 26.

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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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14 Nov

This Indies First, Publishers’ Special Terms Offer Booksellers a Range of Deals

This year, 37 publishers and university presses are offering ABA member booksellers special terms for Indies First on Small Business Saturday.

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14 Nov
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Children’s Institute Scholarships Up for Grabs: Act Now

Booksellers who are interested in attending the 2019 ABC Children’s Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, have until December 4 to submit their names for the opportunity to win a scholarship.

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14 Nov

Cancel Your Winter Institute Registration by November 16 to Receive a Refund

Registered booksellers who are no longer able to attend are asked to notify ABA as soon as possible so waiting booksellers can be offered a chance to register. A full refund will be offered through this Friday, November 16.

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14 Nov

Sign Up for Advanced Education Sessions at Winter Institute

Sessions booksellers can sign up for include “Developing Leaders in Your Store, with Alden Mills,” which will feature an overview of strategies to help owners and managers nurture promising booksellers.

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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

Join Colleagues for a Post-Winter Institute Ski Trip

ABA is inviting booksellers to sign up now to join their colleagues for a ski trip on Saturday, January 26, immediately following Winter Institute 14 in Albuquerque.

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