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.

    A Report on the May 2018 ABA Board Meeting

    The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors met on May 28–29, 2018, in White Plains, New York, just prior to the start of BookExpo.

    Know Before You Go: Check Out ABA’s Code of Conduct

    Starting with next week’s ABC Children’s Institute, the code of conduct will be disseminated to all ABA event attendees and prominently posted onsite along with contact information.

    Last Chance: Submit Your Data to ABACUS by June 15

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

    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.

    A Roundup of Results From BTW’s One Second Survey

    Over the last several months, hundreds of readers have responded to Bookselling This Week’s one second survey. Here’s a snapshot of what you had to say about the random things we asked.

    ABA Annual Membership Meeting: Indie Booksellers “Stronger Together”

    The meeting included an announcement that ABA will invest in a U.S. version of Batch, an electronic invoicing and payment system used by booksellers in the U.K., with an anticipated rollout in early 2019.

    Booksellers Discuss Range of Topics at ABA Town Hall at BookExpo

    Topics at the American Booksellers Association’s Town Hall meeting at BookExpo 2018 included diversity initiatives, ABA’s new code of conduct, and support for the next generation of booksellers.

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

    Make sure your coworkers stay in the know by signing up for BTW. In the weeks to come, BTW will report on BookExpo and Children’s Institute education sessions, new bookstore openings, industry news, and more!

    Book Reviews Coming to Indie Bookstore Websites

    The American Booksellers Association is partnering with Literary Hub’s Book Marks to bring professional reviews to book pages on IndieBound and IndieCommerce sites.

    Let Your Voice Be Heard: ABA’s Town Hall and Annual Membership Meetings

    The American Booksellers Association will hold its Town Hall and Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, May 31, at BookExpo. All ABA members are encouraged to attend.

    Spread the Word About James Patterson’s Holiday Bookstore Bonus

    The program invites booksellers, publishing professionals, authors, or bookstore shoppers to share why they think an indie bookstore employee should receive a holiday grant.

    Sign Up Now for the Summer/Fall 2018 Indies Introduce Program

    ABA member stores new to the Indies Introduce program must sign up by June 8 to take advantage of specials on 10 adult and 10 children’s titles chosen by booksellers as the top debuts of the upcoming season.

    Recommend Books You Love for the ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

    The ABC Children’s Group is asking booksellers to submit their recommendations for children’s books to be featured in the 2018 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog.

    ABA Partners With Chosen Payments for Credit Card Processing for Members

    Chosen Payments, a national credit card processing company, will offer member booksellers exclusive, low rates as part of ABA’s affinity partnership program.

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