BTW Articles

17 May

2020 Vision USA Offers Discounts for ABA Booksellers

The eyeglasses wholesale company also donates a portion of its profits on behalf of ABA member bookstores to support freedom of speech through the American Booksellers for Free Expression.

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22 May

Take Note: June 12 Deadline for ABACUS-18 Financial Benchmarking Survey

The customized reports and online tools that reporting stores receive in return for filling out the survey provide a full picture of a bookstore’s financial performance and key information for strategic planning.

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22 May

Don’t Miss ABA’s Annual Meeting and Town Hall at BookExpo

The annual meeting agenda will include announcing the results of ABA’s election, reports on the association’s activities over the past year, and updates on new and ongoing initiatives.

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22 May

Silent Art Auction at BookExpo to Feature Art From More Than 100 Children’s Book Illustrators

A variety of children’s book illustrators are donating original art from a published or forthcoming book to be auctioned off to raise money for ABFE and Every Child a Reader.

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22 May

Who’s Who in the ABA Member Lounge at BookExpo?

Booksellers can meet with ABA staff members and representatives of affinity businesses and other industry organizations in the ABA Member Lounge at this month’s BookExpo.

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22 May

Four New Publishers Offer Programs for Indies in Wake of B&T Announcement

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Capstone, Scholastic, and Workman are the latest publishers to offer special programs for indies after the news that wholesaler Baker & Taylor will no longer distribute to retailers.

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22 May

Select BookExpo Authors to Offer Exclusive Signings for ABA Members

Some authors will be autographing exclusively for ABA member booksellers in the ABA Member Lounge and Galley Room.

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22 May

Indies Choice and E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards to Be Presented at BookExpo

Formerly the Celebration of Bookselling Lunch, this year’s awards will be presented in a new format on the trade show floor. 

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07 May

Discover More ABA Programming at BookExpo: Board Discussion Groups and POS Roundtables

ABA programming at BookExpo this year will include bookseller discussion groups led by ABA Board members and roundtable discussions of various POS systems.

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20 May

Action Item: Sign Up for Summer/Fall 2019 Indies Introduce Program

This year, publishers are once again offering specials on titles chosen for the Summer/Fall 2019 Indies Introduce program, and select authors will appear at this year's BookExpo trade show.

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