BTW Articles

07 Aug

A Report on the July 2018 ABA Board Meeting

The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors met on July 16–18, 2018, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, to discuss a range of items.

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13 Jun

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.

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15 May

Submit Now: ABACUS Financial Survey of Independent Bookstores

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

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09 May

ABACUS Survey to Open May 11

The confidential survey of key bookstore financial information provides participating stores with in-depth, customized reports that are an important tool for improving business operations and profitability.

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07 Feb

A Report on the January 2018 ABA Board Meeting

The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors met from January 20–21, 2018, in Memphis, Tennessee, just prior to the 13th Winter Institute.

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10 Oct

A Report on the September 2017 ABA Board Meeting

The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors met from September 24–27, 2017, in Buffalo, New York, to work on a range of matters.

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30 Aug

ABACUS-16 Survey Now Underway

Bookstores have begun submitting their data for ABACUS-16, the American Booksellers Association’s annual financial benchmarking survey; the deadline for submitting is Wednesday, September 27.

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23 Aug

ABACUS-16 Survey Now Open

ABACUS-16, the American Booksellers Association’s annual financial benchmarking survey, has launched, and bookstores can begin submitting their data in an anonymous and fully secure online platform.

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15 Aug

Watch for the ABACUS-16 E-Mail on August 23

On August 23, ABA member stores will receive an e-mail that will include introductory information about ABACUS-16 and instructions on how to access this year’s survey.

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09 Aug

ABACUS-16 Survey to Open August 23

ABA member stores should be on the lookout for an e-mail arriving on August 23 that will include introductory information about ABACUS-16 and instructions on how to access this year’s survey.

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