Bookseller Nominations Sought for James Patterson’s Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program

    “As a bookseller, I am overwhelmed by Mr. Patterson’s generosity towards booksellers, independent bookstores, libraries, and schools,” said Melissa Taylor of E. Shaver, Bookseller.

    Last Call: Winter Institute Scholarship Applications Due July 15

    Booksellers have until Sunday, July 15, to apply for a scholarship to the American Booksellers Association’s 2019 Winter Institute.

    ABA President Robert Sindelar Urges Booksellers to Submit to ABACUS Today

    “I am not exaggerating when I say that ABACUS provides unparalleled bookstore financial information — and that it makes this data relevant and actionable to your business,” said Sindelar.

    Applications Open for SIBA’s 2018 Pat Conroy Scholarships

    The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance is inviting booksellers to apply for a scholarship to attend the SIBA Discovery Show, courtesy of Penguin Random House.

    Winter Institute Scholarship Application Deadline Extended to July 15

    To ensure every bookseller has the opportunity to apply for a scholarship to the 2019 Winter Institute, ABA has extended the application deadline to July 15.

    ABACUS Survey Submissions Due July 13

    With the deadline for submissions to the ABACUS survey extended to July 13, booksellers have a couple more weeks to submit their data for the annual financial independent bookstore survey.

    National Retail Federation Seeks Nominees for America’s Retail Champions

    The program, which will send up to 50 retailers to Washington, D.C., celebrates Main Street business owners who are community leaders and strong retail industry advocates at all levels of government.

    Last Call: July 1 Deadline for Professional Development Scholarship

    The program, sponsored by the Book Industry Charitable Foundation and Macmillan Publishers, offers $500 for a bookseller from a traditionally underrepresented group in the industry to attend their regional show; nine winners will be chosen.

    Deadline Extended for Best Books for Young Readers Catalog Submissions

    Booksellers now have until July 11 to submit their recommendations for titles to be featured in the 2018 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog, scheduled to land in stores in early October.

    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.

    Last Call: Sign Up for the Indies Introduce Program by June 8

    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.

    Last Chance to Order Banned Books Week Kits Before June 7 Deadline

    ABA bookstore members must sign up before June 7 to receive a 2018 Banned Books Week promotion kit, which includes bookmarks, stickers, counter cards, caution tape, and more.

    Tell Shoppers About James Patterson’s Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program

    This year’s campaign is open to all U.S. independent bookstore employees through September 30. In 2018, Patterson will donate $250,000 to make the holiday season brighter for bookstore employees.

    Winter Institute Scholarship Applications Open Until June 30

    The application form is open for booksellers hoping to win a scholarship (which includes the conference fee plus lodging and transportation costs) to ABA’s 2019 Winter Institute in Albuquerque.

    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.

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