BTW Articles

03 Nov

A Letter from ABA CEO Allison Hill

"When we all look up again it will be January 2022. May your holiday season be profitable. May your holidays be bright. And may we all start the new year with renewed energy and hope for the future," said Hill.

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26 Jan

A Letter from ABA CEO Allison Hill

"After almost two years of questions and Groundhog’s Day for many of us, in terms of circumstances or uncertainty or both, it seems we’ve finally moved forward. Welcome to the future! It looks a lot like the past," said ABA CEO Allison Hill.

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04 Jan
Quarter One Checklist

A Top 10 2023 1st Quarter (Q1) Checklist

Congratulations! You made it through the retail holiday season. Take a deep breath…now on to the new year. Here’s a Top 10 1st Quarter (Q1) checklist of great ways to kick off the year.

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04 Jan
New Years Resolutions

ABA and Bookseller 2023 New Year’s Resolutions

In the spirit of the New Year and a fresh start, ABA has created some New Year’s Resolutions that might keep you on track and help you get the most out of your newly renewed membership.

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14 Sep
ABA Board of Directors
31 Aug
Quarter Four Top 10 Checklist

A Top 10 4th Quarter (Q4) Checklist

If October was the New December last year, then September is the New December this year as supply chain issues continue to plague the industry. Which means: Now is the time to get ready! Welcome to the Holiday Season! Here’s a Top 10 4th Quarter (Q4) checklist of simple ways to start preparing for the holidays. 

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17 Aug
Question of the Week

Annual ABA Publisher Meetings Update

A member asked for an update about the annual ABA publisher meetings at Town Hall last month. 

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26 Jan

2022 Membership Renewal Letter

This is an expanded version of the 2022 renewals letter sent on January 13.

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