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12 Feb

Wi14 Education: Industry Trends and Analytics

The recent panel featured Michael Becher of Industry Insights, the company that assists ABA in compiling the ABACUS report; Brian O’Leary of the Book Industry Study Group; and Allison Risbridger of NPD Group. 

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06 Feb

ABA Announces Bookseller Forums Spring 2019 Schedule

At the forums, ABA will present the education session “ABACUS and Pre-Orders: Two Programs You Can’t Do Without” in addition to a general discussion about industry issues.

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14 Nov

ABACUS-17 Survey Results Delivered to Participating Bookstores

This week, bookstores that participated in the ABACUS-17 survey received an e-mail with information about how to access a report analyzing their 2017 financial results. 

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06 Jul

ABA President Robert Sindelar Urges Booksellers to Submit to ABACUS Today

“I am not exaggerating when I say that ABACUS provides unparalleled bookstore financial information — and that it makes this data relevant and actionable to your business,” said Sindelar.

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25 Jun

ABACUS Survey Submissions Due July 13

With the deadline for submissions to the ABACUS survey extended to July 13, booksellers have a couple more weeks to submit their data for the annual financial independent bookstore survey.

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18 Jun

ABACUS Survey Deadline Extended to July 13

American Booksellers Association main store members now have until Friday, July 13, to submit their data for the annual ABACUS financial independent bookstore survey.

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07 Jun

Last Chance: Submit Your Data to ABACUS by June 15

Participating bookstores will receive a benchmarking report (including comparative financial ratios, operations data, and company profiles), a customized performance report, and additional online tools.

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06 Jun

Fill Out the ABACUS Survey to Earn an Extra Spot at Winter Institute

Bookstores that have never submitted to ABACUS that participate this year will have the option of registering an additional staff person for the 2019 Winter Institute in Albuquerque.

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29 May

Booksellers Learn About ABACUS at BookExpo

Michael Becher of Industry Insights talked with booksellers in the ABA Member Lounge at BookExpo about ABA’s annual financial benchmarking survey, ABACUS, which is accepting submissions now.

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17 May

Industry Insights to Offer ABACUS Assistance in ABA Member Lounge at BookExpo

Booksellers can visit the lounge to meet with Michael Becher, who will answer questions about the survey, review the report’s features, and help booksellers prepare for submitting their store’s numbers.

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15 May

Submit Now: ABACUS Financial Survey of Independent Bookstores

Participating bookstores will receive a benchmarking report (including comparative financial ratios, operations data, and company profiles), a customized performance report, and additional online tools.

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09 May

ABACUS Survey to Open May 11

The confidential survey of key bookstore financial information provides participating stores with in-depth, customized reports that are an important tool for improving business operations and profitability.

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20 Dec

“ABACUS 101” Education Session at Wi13 to Feature Techniques for Leveraging Survey’s Data

This year’s Winter Institute will offer a session on the ABACUS financial survey and its new features, focusing on key trends and results and demonstrating how to generate reports that will lead to greater profitability.

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06 Dec

ABACUS-16 Survey Results Sent to Participating Bookstores

A link to the results from this year’s ABACUS survey, a one-of-a-kind tool that booksellers say is critical to their financial and strategic planning, was delivered to participating stores on Wednesday, December 6.

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05 Oct

Final Chance to Participate in ABACUS

The deadline for American Booksellers Association member bookstores to submit their 2016 financial data to the ABACUS-16 survey is 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, October 11.

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