BTW Articles

06 Oct

October 24 Deadline for ABA Board Nominations

Nominations of qualified candidates for the ABA Board of Directors should be sent to the ABA Nominating Committee as soon as possible but no later than October 24.

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29 Sep

First-Time Indie Next List Blurbers Can Win Two Free Nights at BEA 2017

By submitting their first-ever blurb to the Indie Next Lists, booksellers will be entered into a drawing for two free hotel nights at BookExpo America 2017.

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03 Oct

Winter Institute Waitlist Forming

Winter Institute 12 registration reached capacity last week, but booksellers can still add their names to a waitlist.

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30 Sep

IndieCommerce Institute Registration Opens November 1

On January 27, just prior to the start of Winter Institute 12, ABA will present the IndieCommerce Institute, a one-day, interactive learning experience for IndieCommerce stores.

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28 Sep

Wi12: Registration Now Full, Waitlist Forming

Winter Institute 12 registration reached capacity on Thursday morning, September 29; booksellers who are interested in attending can now add their names to a waitlist.

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28 Sep

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

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

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19 Sep

Indie Next List E-Newsletter Signup Underway

ABA member stores can sign up now to offer their customers a new monthly Indie Next List e-newsletter, powered by Shelf Awareness. The free store-branded newsletter will be available this fall.

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21 Sep

Winter Institute Registration More Than 90 Percent Full

With the 2017 Winter Institute now almost booked to capacity, booksellers who are interested in attending are encouraged to register as soon as possible and then contact ABA Meetings and Planning Officer Jill Perlstein regarding hotel accommodations.

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21 Sep

ABA Education at PNBA & Heartland Shows Features ABACUS & IndieCommerce One-on-Ones

ABA will present the education session “Understanding and Acting on Your ABACUS-15 Report” and IndieCommerce one-on-one meetings at the upcoming Pacific Northwest and Heartland trade shows.

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14 Sep

Five Important Stories You Need to Read and Act On

Below are five stories about ABA initiatives that booksellers need to read and take action on: a Winter Institute 12 update; details from ABA’s president on the latest Civic Economics data and other topics; and important announcements about this year’s Indies First initiative, a new Indie Next List e-newsletter for your customers, and the upcoming season’s Indies Introduce titles and signup.

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