Deadlines & Action Items

03 Oct

Sign Up Now for Special Programming at Winter Institute

Booksellers attending the 2019 Winter Institute are encouraged to sign up now for special education sessions and workshops.

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01 Oct

Does Your Store Create Dazzling Displays? Let us Know!

The American Booksellers Association is seeking booksellers who have mastered the art of building engaging in-store and window displays.

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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

October 9 Deadline Approaching for Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship for Emerging Bookseller-Activists

The year-long scholarship will send one bookseller to ABA’s 2019 Winter Institute and their region’s 2019 fall trade show as well as provide $1,000 to start a community outreach program through the store.

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27 Sep

Nominations Close October 12 for James Patterson’s Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program

“It significantly took stress out of my holiday season,” said Green Bean Books owner Jennifer Green, who received a bonus last year.

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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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27 Sep
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Take Advantage of Special Publisher Offers on the Winter/Spring Indies Introduce Debuts

Stores should sign up now to gain access to special offers on the 10 adult and 10 children’s debuts selected as part of the Winter/Spring 2019 Indies Introduce program.

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20 Sep
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Deadline for Holiday Bookstore Bonus Nominations Extended to October 12

Anyone can nominate an indie bookseller to receive a bonus from author James Patterson. Bonuses will be granted in amounts of $750 to $1,500.

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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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18 Sep

Publishers Offer Array of Specials for Indies First

ABA member stores can take advantage of more than 30 publisher specials on a wide array of frontlist and backlist titles in celebration of the sixth annual Indies First on November 24.

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14 Sep

Two Weeks Left to Nominate a Bookseller for James Patterson’s Holiday Bonus Program

“Receiving a holiday bonus from James Patterson made me feel like my contributions are valued,” said Buffy Cummins, a bookseller at Second Star to the Right Children’s Books and a 2017 recipient.

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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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10 Sep
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Indie Booksellers Name the 20 Indies Introduce Debut Titles for Winter/Spring 2019

Booksellers can sign up now to take advantage of special publisher offers on the 10 adult and 10 young reader titles chosen by booksellers as the top debuts of the upcoming publishing season.

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