ABA Condemns President Trump’s Demand to Halt Publication of Wolff Book

    Lawyers for President Trump are demanding that publisher Henry Holt “cease and desist” from the publication of a new book by Michael Wolff about the president. The publisher has announced it will publish on January 5, and ABA CEO Oren Teicher has issued a statement calling the demand a “dangerous precedent” and strongly defending the publisher.

    Introducing The Cats, ABA’s New Social Media Coordinators

    ABA has hired Mary Cate Stevenson and Noah Nofz, the couple who make up Houston-based digital media marketing company Two Cats Communications, as the association’s new social media coordinators.

    A Letter From ABA Board President Robert Sindelar

    In a letter to members, ABA President Robert Sindelar looks ahead to BookExpo 2018 and a series of upcoming publisher partner meetings to discuss indie bookstore-publisher relationships.

    ABC Launches Summer Reading Superheroes Challenge

    Materials to promote the Summer Reading Superheroes challenge include a bingo card, a critical thinking activity game, STEM and STEAM inspired activities, and printable stickers.

    January–March 2018: ABA Member Stores Opening/Sold

    The first quarter of 2018 saw 15 ABA member store openings and eight sales of existing businesses to new owners. Among the openings are a book and game store, a children’s bookstore, and a new branch of an established bookstore.

    ABA Board Election Underway

    All main store members of the American Booksellers Association were sent an e-mail from CEO Oren Teicher that included a link to the ballot for the 2018 Board of Directors elections; ballots are due May 1.

    Vote Now in the ABA Board Election

    On Monday, April 2, all main store members of the American Booksellers Association were sent an e-mail from CEO Oren Teicher that included a link to the ballot for the 2018 Board of Directors elections.

    ABA Code of Conduct Now Available on BookWeb

    Following the American Booksellers Association’s announcement of a new code of conduct for all association meetings and events, the code has been posted on the Governance page on BookWeb.

    Keep Staff in the Loop: Encourage Colleagues to Sign Up for Bookselling This Week

    All bookstore and publisher staff should subscribe to BTW for news about the indie bookselling world, helpful business tips and best practices, and details about ABA programming and governance.

    ABA Board Election Underway

    On Monday, April 2, all main store members of the American Booksellers Association were sent an e-mail from CEO Oren Teicher that included a link to the ballot for the 2018 Board of Directors elections.

    ABA Announces Code of Conduct for Events

    Beginning with the upcoming ABC Children’s Institute in June, the code of conduct will be disseminated in advance to attendees and prominently posted onsite at all American Booksellers Association events.

    2018 Indies Choice/E.B. White Read-Aloud Award Finalists Announced

    Booksellers at independent bookstores across the country are invited to cast ballots now to choose the winners of the 2018 Indies Choice Book Awards and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards.

    ABA Board Ballot to Arrive April 2

    ABA main store members should be on the lookout for an e-mail from CEO Oren Teicher to arrive on Monday, April 2, with links to the ballot for the 2018 Board of Directors election and candidate bios.

    A Letter From ABA CEO Oren Teicher

    Here, ABA’s CEO looks ahead to the upcoming Spring Forums, which are now in their 20th year, and to BookExpo, set for May 30 – June 1 at New York City’s Javits Center.

    Sign Up for the ABC Group’s Flashlight e-Newsletter

    All staff at members of the ABC Children’s Group — bookstores, publishers, and individual members alike — can receive the Flashlight e-newsletter, which features exciting, exclusive, members-only content.

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