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13 Sep

Candidates Sought for 2017 Board Elections

The ABA Nominating Committee is looking for qualified candidates to serve on the ABA Board of Directors. Any ABA member may nominate a qualified candidate, including themselves.

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20 Jun

Adult, Children’s Book Lists Available in Wake of Orlando Tragedy

In response to last week’s tragedy in Orlando, ABA has compiled a list of titles suggested by booksellers on LGBTQ issues, acceptance, and grief. The list is available to everyone as an Excel file on BookWeb.org.

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13 Sep

2017 Winter Institute Registration Open & Filling Fast

Registration for ABA’s 12th annual Winter Institute opened on Tuesday afternoon, September 13, and is filling fast. Booksellers who are interested in attending are encouraged to register and make hotel reservations as soon as possible.

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07 Sep

Winter Institute Registration to Open September 13

Registration for ABA’s 12th annual Winter Institute is set to open next Tuesday, September 13. Registration and hotel reservations are expected to sell out quickly, so booksellers are strongly encouraged to register and book a room as soon as possible.

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07 Sep

Last Call for ABC Best Books Catalog Orders

The order deadline for the 2016 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog is this Friday, September 9. The full-color, 20-page consumer circular will feature more than 200 frontlist and backlist titles for children and teens.

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30 Aug

An Indie Next List Drawing for First-Time Blurbers

As part of its ongoing Indie Next List Years of Discovery Campaign, ABA is offering members who have never submitted a blurb to the Indie Next Lists a chance to win two free hotel nights at BookExpo America 2017.

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31 Aug

ABA Nominating Committee Opens Call for Board Candidates

ABA’s Nominating Committee begins its search today for qualified candidates to stand for election to the ABA Board of Directors in 2017. Any ABA member may nominate a qualified candidate; self-nominations are acceptable.

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12 Aug

August 31 Order Deadline for ABC Best Books Catalog

Orders for this year’s ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog are being accepted through August 31. The full-color, 20-page consumer circular is slated to be in stores in early October.

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17 Aug

Winter Institute 12: Scholarship Application Form Now Open

Booksellers interested in applying for a chance to win a publisher-sponsored scholarship to the 2017 Winter Institute can do so now via a form on BookWeb.org.

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09 Aug

Principles of Finance Focus of October Workshops

ABA will be presenting a full-day workshop on the principles of finance, led by Robert Sindelar, managing partner of Third Place Books, and Robyn DesHotel, ABA's chief financial officer, just prior to the NAIBA and NCIBA fall trade shows.

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