Last Call to Vote for Indies Choice Book Awards

    Today, May 2, is the deadline for all staff at ABA member stores to cast their votes for the winners of the 2018 Indies Choice Book Awards and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards.

    Opt in to Receive a Banned Books Week Kit

    Free Banned Books Week promotion kits are now available to order via a form on BookWeb.

    Want to Show Off Your Store? Direct Your Own HarperCollins’ Facebook Live Video

    Opportunities for booksellers interested in creating their own HarperCollins Facebook Live video are available on five Saturdays in November and December 2018.

    Wi14 Scholarship Applications to Open May 2

    Applications for the 2019 Winter Institute in Albuquerque will be accepted starting May 2. The winning booksellers will be notified prior to the opening of registration in September.

    Children’s Book Week Display Contest Kicks Off

    Independent bookstores, libraries, and schools are invited to participate in this year’s One World, Many Stories display contest for a chance to win a set of children’s and young adult books.

    One Week Left to Vote for the Indies Choice Book Awards

    The voting deadline is May 2 for booksellers to cast their ballots to choose the winners of the 2018 Indies Choice Book Awards and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards.

    Children’s Institute to Feature Array of Education

    Educational programming at the June 19–21 ABC Children’s Institute will include sessions on planning and executing successful large-scale events, reaching underserved communities, selling YA to adults, and much more.

    Publisher Education Session on Indie Bookstore Financials Rescheduled for March 22

    ABA publisher partners and BookExpo exhibitors can still register for the session on the financial state of independent bookstores, which will now be held on March 22.

    March 17 Deadline for Petitions in Support of Additional ABA Board Candidates

    Saturday, March 17, is the deadline for ABA members to submit petitions to have the names of additional candidates added to the ballot for the 2018 Board of Directors elections.

    Last Call: Register for Publisher Education Session on Indie Bookstore Financials

    The March 13 education session in New York City, aimed at ABA publisher partners and BookExpo exhibitors, will detail the financial state of independent bookstores.

    Register Now for Children’s Institute

    This year, booksellers attending the sixth ABC Children’s Institute (June 19–21 in New Orleans) will have the opportunity to participate in a chalkboard lettering workshop or a literary walking tour.

    Donations Sought for Silent Art Auction at BookExpo

    Illustrators are encouraged to donate artwork for the 2018 Silent Art Auction to benefit the American Booksellers for Free Expression and Every Child a Reader, which will be held May 30 at BookExpo.

    Reminder: Petition Process Open for Additional Board Candidates

    Under ABA’s Bylaws, any bookstore member may submit petitions to have the names of additional candidates for Board officers and/or directors added to the ballot for the 2018–19 elections.

    ABA Programming at BookExpo to Feature Return of Perennial Favorites

    BookExpo 2018 will kick off on Wednesday, May 30, with a full day of events, including Meet the Editors, Publicists Speed Dating, the Celebration of Bookselling Lunch, and the Silent Art Auction.

    Independent Bookstore Day Brings Back Marketing-in-a-Mailer

    The Independent Bookstore Day Marketing-in-a-Mailer contains signage, stickers, teasers, shelf-talkers, and balloons to help bookstores promote the event. The kit costs $20 and orders are due March 15.

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