The Nominating Committee, chaired by John Evans of DIESEL, A Bookstore in Los Angeles, Malibu, and Oakland, California, is searching for qualified candidates to serve on the ABA Board of Directors. Any ABA member may submit nominations for Board directors.
Booksellers at ABA member stores will be able to register for the eighth annual Winter Institute (Wi8) beginning next Thursday, September 27. Wi8 will be held in Kansas City, Missouri, from Saturday, February 23, to Monday, February 25, 2013, with an opening reception on Friday, February 22, 2013.
Plans for the next celebration of World Book Night, on April 23, 2013, are well underway, and World Book Night U.S. Executive Director Carl Lennertz is encouraging stores to return their 2013 Host Store Marketing Agreement “before the holidays heat up.”
The array of materials available to booksellers to promote sales of Kobo eBooks and eReaders grew this week with the addition to the Bookseller DIY of three tent card designs, new web banners, bookmarks, and a letter-sized poster for a special launch promotion.
The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.
Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.