Events

19 Sep

ABA Heads to New England, Pacific Northwest 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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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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17 Sep
12 Sep

American Booksellers Association Announces Lineup for 2019 Winter Institute

Winter Institute 14 will feature Margaret Atwood and Erin Morgenstern, Hanif Abdurraqib, Reshma Saujani, and Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, plus education sessions, networking events, author receptions, and more.

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04 Sep

Politics & Prose Sells a Record 17,000+ Books at 2018 National Book Festival

On Saturday, September 1, D.C. indie bookstore Politics & Prose served as the official bookseller for the fifth year in a row at the Library of Congress National Book Festival.

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04 Sep

Ci6 Education: Planning and Executing Successful Large-Scale Events

Four booksellers discussed how they organize large-scale author events both in their stores and off-site, from selecting a venue to ticketing to communicating with staff, publicists, and attendees.

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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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03 Sep

SIBA Discovery Show to Feature ABA Education Session on Pre-Orders

The American Booksellers Association will present an education session “Maximizing Pre-Order Campaigns” at the September 13–15 SIBA Discovery Show in Tampa, Florida.

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03 Sep

Register Now for ABA’s Principles of Bookstore Finance Seminars

The American Booksellers Association will reprise its popular Principles of Bookstore Finance seminar with events scheduled at two of this year’s regional fall trade shows.

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03 Sep

Save the Date: ABA to Announce 2019 Winter Institute Schedule on September 12

Booksellers are encouraged to review the schedule when beginning to book travel. Registration for Winter Institute will open at 1:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, September 17.

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29 Aug
Ghost by Jason Reynolds

Sign Up Now to Participate in Campaign to Donate Jason Reynolds’s “Ghost” to Underserved Kids This Holiday Season

Stores must sign up by September 10 to participate in the “Indie Bookstores Give Back on Small Business Saturday” campaign, which supports Reynolds’s mission of providing books to children in low-income communities.

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28 Aug

72 Booksellers Awarded Scholarships to the 2019 Winter Institute

Scholarships will cover the conference fee; up to four nights plus tax at a hotel in the ABA block; and transportation costs up to $400 for the January 22–25 event in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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28 Aug

Learn About Maximizing Pre-Order Campaigns at the Fall Regional Shows

At each of the fall regional trade shows, ABA will present the new “Maximizing Pre-Order Campaigns” education session, where booksellers will learn how to work with publishers to take full advantage of pre-order opportunities.

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23 Aug

Meet With the IndieCommerce Team at the Fall Regional Trade Shows

At this fall’s regional trade shows, booksellers can sign up for one-on-one meetings with IndieCommerce staff to discuss the IndieCommerce and IndieLite e-commerce platforms.

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23 Aug

Winter Institute Registration to Open September 17

The 2019 Winter Institute, to be held January 22–25 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, will feature notable keynote presenters, 40 education sessions, author receptions, networking opportunities, and more.

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