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05 Sep
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ABA Nominating Committee Opens Call for Board Candidates

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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04 Sep
Jason Reynolds

September 10 Deadline to Sign Up for “Indie Bookstores Give Back on Small Business Saturday”

Stores must sign up by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, September 10, to receive their free 24-copy carton of Ghost by Indies First spokesperson Jason Reynolds.

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04 Sep

September 7 Deadline for ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog Orders

Booksellers can visit Edelweiss to get a sneak preview of this year’s full-color, 20-page consumer circular of the best children’s books as suggested by indie booksellers.

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29 Aug

There’s Still Time to Nominate a Bookseller for a James Patterson Holiday Bonus

Author James Patterson’s Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program provides independent bookstore employees with some extra cash around the holidays.

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02 Aug

Don’t Wait to Submit Your Nominations for James Patterson’s Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program

Bookseller nominations for author James Patterson’s Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program will be accepted until September 30.

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10 Jul

Bookseller Nominations Sought for James Patterson’s Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program

“As a bookseller, I am overwhelmed by Mr. Patterson’s generosity towards booksellers, independent bookstores, libraries, and schools,” said Melissa Taylor of E. Shaver, Bookseller.

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10 Jul

Last Call: Winter Institute Scholarship Applications Due July 15

Booksellers have until Sunday, July 15, to apply for a scholarship to the American Booksellers Association’s 2019 Winter Institute.

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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

Applications Open for SIBA’s 2018 Pat Conroy Scholarships

The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance is inviting booksellers to apply for a scholarship to attend the SIBA Discovery Show, courtesy of Penguin Random House.

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26 Jun

Winter Institute Scholarship Application Deadline Extended to July 15

To ensure every bookseller has the opportunity to apply for a scholarship to the 2019 Winter Institute, ABA has extended the application deadline to July 15.

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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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25 Jun

National Retail Federation Seeks Nominees for America’s Retail Champions

The program, which will send up to 50 retailers to Washington, D.C., celebrates Main Street business owners who are community leaders and strong retail industry advocates at all levels of government.

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25 Jun

Last Call: July 1 Deadline for Professional Development Scholarship

The program, sponsored by the Book Industry Charitable Foundation and Macmillan Publishers, offers $500 for a bookseller from a traditionally underrepresented group in the industry to attend their regional show; nine winners will be chosen.

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25 Jun
Mother Bruce

Deadline Extended for Best Books for Young Readers Catalog Submissions

Booksellers now have until July 11 to submit their recommendations for titles to be featured in the 2018 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog, scheduled to land in stores in early October.

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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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