BTW Articles

15 Sep

Winter Institute Registration Off to Record Start

Registration for ABA's Winter Institute, which began last week, is off to an unprecedented start. The sixth annual educational event – sponsored by Ingram Content Group – is already more than 25 percent booked to capacity.

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18 Oct

Last Call for Board Nominations

ABA members have until October 29 to nominate director candidates to serve on the association’s Board.

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22 Nov

A Crucial Time for Bestseller Reporting

Along with wishes for a busy holiday season, ABA sends a reminder to member stores that it’s also a crucial time to demonstrate to the industry the power of independents by reporting to the Indie Bestseller List.

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11 Jan

Dues Renewal Notices on the Way

ABA member stores should be on the lookout for their 2011 dues renewal notices to arrive this month. Changes instituted this past summer created a standard dues year (February 1 to January 31).

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19 May

2010 Day of Education Handouts Available

ABA has made session materials for next Tuesday's Day of Education accessible to all member booksellers via download from

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19 May

11 Days Until Gift Card Program Transition

The transition of the ABA Gift Card Program from a national program to an in-store program, which began in September 2009, will become final on June 1.

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09 Jun

Bookstores Receive Constant Contact Rebate Checks

At the end of May, rebate checks were mailed to ABA member bookstores that participated in the Constant Contact affinity program between April 30, 2009, and April 30, 2010.

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09 Jun

LIBRIS Offers Identity Theft Coverage to ABA Policyholders

 LIBRIS, the ABA insurance program, now provides member bookstore owners and their spouses with valuable Identity Fraud Expense protection from Travelers Insurance.

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16 Jun

Resources Help Kick-Start Independents Week Celebrations

Bookstores looking to join this year's Independents Week celebrations (July 1-7) have access to an abundance of freely available resources from the American Independent Business Alliance and ABA's Bookseller DIY.

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