Industry Insights to Offer ABACUS Assistance in ABA Member Lounge at BookExpo

    Booksellers can visit the lounge to meet with Michael Becher, who will answer questions about the survey, review the report’s features, and help booksellers prepare for submitting their store’s numbers.

    Submit Now: ABACUS Financial Survey of Independent Bookstores

    Participating bookstores will receive a benchmarking report (including comparative financial ratios, operations data, and company profiles), a customized performance report, and additional online tools.

    ABACUS Survey to Open May 11

    The confidential survey of key bookstore financial information provides participating stores with in-depth, customized reports that are an important tool for improving business operations and profitability.

    “ABACUS 101” Education Session at Wi13 to Feature Techniques for Leveraging Survey’s Data

    This year’s Winter Institute will offer a session on the ABACUS financial survey and its new features, focusing on key trends and results and demonstrating how to generate reports that will lead to greater profitability.

    ABACUS-16 Survey Results Sent to Participating Bookstores

    A link to the results from this year’s ABACUS survey, a one-of-a-kind tool that booksellers say is critical to their financial and strategic planning, was delivered to participating stores on Wednesday, December 6.

    Final Chance to Participate in ABACUS

    The deadline for American Booksellers Association member bookstores to submit their 2016 financial data to the ABACUS-16 survey is 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, October 11.

    ABACUS Deadline Extended: Still Time to Participate

    American Booksellers Association member bookstores now have until 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, October 11, to submit their 2016 financial data to the ABACUS-16 survey.

    Last Call: ABACUS Survey Responses Due September 27

    Booksellers have until the end of today to submit their store’s 2016 financial data; participating stores will receive a detailed individual store performance report that analyzes their financial results.

    Don’t Miss Out: ABACUS Deadline September 27

    Join the hundreds of booksellers who have found the ABACUS survey to be an invaluable tool for financial and strategic planning: submit your store’s 2016 data by the September 27 deadline.

    Reap the Benefits of ABACUS: Submit Your Data by September 27

    The ABACUS-16 survey is a unique tool that can help booksellers with strategic and financial planning, gaining access to capital, negotiating with landlords, and more.

    Domnitz Scholarship to Winter Institute 13 Open to ABACUS Reporting Stores

    ABA will award the Avin Mark Domnitz Scholarship to attend Winter Institute 2018 to the owner or an employee of a bookstore that submits its 2016 financial data to the ABACUS-16 survey before September 27.

    ABACUS-16 Survey Now Underway

    Bookstores have begun submitting their data for ABACUS-16, the American Booksellers Association’s annual financial benchmarking survey; the deadline for submitting is Wednesday, September 27.

    ABACUS-16 Survey Now Open

    ABACUS-16, the American Booksellers Association’s annual financial benchmarking survey, has launched, and bookstores can begin submitting their data in an anonymous and fully secure online platform.

    Watch for the ABACUS-16 E-Mail on August 23

    On August 23, ABA member stores will receive an e-mail that will include introductory information about ABACUS-16 and instructions on how to access this year’s survey.

    ABACUS-16 Survey to Open August 23

    ABA member stores should be on the lookout for an e-mail arriving on August 23 that will include introductory information about ABACUS-16 and instructions on how to access this year’s survey.

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