A Letter From ABA CEO Oren Teicher

    ABA’s CEO reminds booksellers about resources for Indies First on Small Business Saturday and looks ahead to BookExpo, where changes will make it easier for booksellers to do business with publishers.

    October 28: Winter Institute Scholarship Application Deadline

    Friday is the deadline for booksellers at ABA member stores that did not have a Winter Institute scholarship winner in 2015 or 2016 to apply for a scholarship to the 2017 Winter Institute.

    October 31: Last Day to Sign Up for Winter/Spring Indies Introduce Promos

    October 31 is the deadline for for ABA member stores that are new to the Indies Introduce program to register for publishers’ Winter/Spring 2017 promotions on 10 adult and 10 children’s titles.

    November 1: Nomination Deadline for James Patterson’s Holiday Bonus Program

    Nominations of independent booksellers for James Patterson’s 2016 Holiday Bonus Program must be received by midnight EDT on Tuesday, November 1.

    November 1: Registration Opens for Special Programming at Winter Institute

    Next Tuesday, November 1, registration will open for Winter Institute 12’s Bookstore/Publisher Tours, IndieCommerce Institute, Leadership Workshop, Advanced Learning Sessions, and Finance Seminar.

    The November ’16 Now in Paperback/Revisit & Rediscover Flier, Shelf-Talkers

    Downloadable fliers and shelf-talkers are now available to promote the November Indie Next List’s Next Great Reads, Now in Paperback titles, and Revisit & Rediscover backlist favorites.

    Reserve Now to Secure Affordable Rate at BookExpo Hotel ABA

    Thanks to a significant financial commitment from Reed Expositions, booksellers at ABA member stores can reserve rooms at The Row NYC Hotel — Hotel ABA for BookExpo 2017 — at a great rate.

    Sign Up by November 15 for December Indie Next List E-Newsletter

    Bookstores are encouraged to sign up between now and November 15 to provide their customers with the opportunity to receive the December Indie Next List e-newsletter powered by Shelf Awareness.

    Resources Available From AmEx to Promote Small Business Saturday

    The new Shop Small Studio from American Express features customizable and ready-to-use marketing materials to promote Small Business Saturday, November 26.

    Bookstore Fights Ban on Anti-Trump Sign

    A bookstore in a small town in upstate New York is fighting efforts to force it to remove a banner from its front window that contains a message critical of Donald Trump.

    Wi12 Advanced Education to Focus on Management and Store Culture

    Registration opens November 1 for Winter Institute 12’s two Advanced Education Sessions for store owners and managers: “Understanding and Fostering Your Store Culture” and “Managing Managers.”

    NCIBA Show to Offer ABACUS Education Session & IndieCommerce One-on-Ones

    Booksellers at the NCIBA Fall Discovery Show are invited to visit the ABA booth, take part in an ABACUS education session, and meet one-on-one with a member of the IndieCommerce team.

    Letter Clarifying Collectibles Law to Be Submitted to California State Speaker

    Assemblywoman Ling Ling Chang, author of a new California law that covers collectibles, has finalized a letter clarifying that the law does not apply to general bookstores and author signings.

    NAIBA Keynote Focuses on Sharing the New Localism Message

    How booksellers can become more effective advocates on public policy and make the case for fair business practices was the focus of a keynote presentation at the NAIBA fall conference.

    July–September 2016: ABA Member Stores Opening/Sold

    The third quarter of 2016 saw 16 ABA member store openings and three sales of existing businesses to new owners.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Heather Tucker

    Heather Tucker is the author of the Summer/Fall 2016 Indies Introduce debut The Clay Girl, “a beautifully written story of strength and resilience,” said Joe Strebel of Anderson’s Bookshop.

    Someone Probably Knows Your Password

    Here is a look at several ways that technology can you help you protect against hackers gaining access to your accounts.

    Francie & Finch Bookshop to Open in Lincoln, Nebraska

    Former travel industry professional Leslie Huerta will open Francie & Finch Bookshop, a general-interest bookstore in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Friday, November 4.

    The Sellout by Paul Beatty Wins the Man Booker Prize

    The Sellout by Paul Beatty was named the winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize for Fiction on October 25. Beatty is the first American author to win the prize in its 48-year history.

    ALA Announces Shortlist for 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals

    The American Library Association has announced the six books on this year’s shortlist for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction.

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