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04 Jan

ABA Condemns President Trump’s Demand to Halt Publication of Wolff Book

Lawyers for President Trump are demanding that publisher Henry Holt “cease and desist” from the publication of a new book by Michael Wolff about the president. The publisher has announced it will publish on January 5, and ABA CEO Oren Teicher has issued a statement calling the demand a “dangerous precedent” and strongly defending the publisher.

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06 Oct

Proposed Bylaws Changes (October 2021)

At its recent meeting on September 24, the ABA Board approved changes to the association's bylaws, to be presented to the membership for approval.

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06 Oct

Changes to ABA Ends Policies

ABA has updated its Ends Policies as of September 2021.

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06 Oct
ABA President Bradley Graham

Message from the ABA Board President

This message includes further detail on recent key actions and deliberationsby the ABA Board.

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24 Aug
Sydney Jarrard

ABA’s Content Director Moving on to New Adventures

“As my grandfather says, ‘You only go around once,’” said Sydney Jarrard. “After winning a writing fellowship in 2017 and now having a reading coming up in September, it’s time to go all in. 

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17 Aug
ABA's Dan Cullen

ABA's Dan Cullen to Retire in December

ABA is unhappy to announce that the day has finally come. After 35 years at ABA, Senior Strategy Officer Dan Cullen is retiring at the end of the year.

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09 Jul
ABA's Marketing Manager, Courtney Wallace

Introducing ABA’s New Marketing Manager

“We’re so thrilled to have Courtney join ABA,” said ABA CEO Allison Hill. "Her background in marketing, her education in design and media studies, and her experience in social media made her the perfect person to help support ABA’s marketing efforts."

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17 Jun

American Booksellers Association’s National “Boxed Out” Campaign Returns as Antitrust Legal Action Heats Up in Time for Amazon’s Prime Day

Amazon is marketing its Prime Day event as two days of “epic deals,” but ABA’s #BoxedOut campaign is returning to talk about what’s at stake.

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04 Jun
ABA Town Hall

2021 ABA Annual Meeting and Town Hall

The Annual Meeting opened with reports from outgoing ABA President Jamie Fiocco; outgoing ABA Vice President and Secretary/incoming ABA President Bradley Graham; and ABA CEO Allison Hill.

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03 Jun

A Report on the May 2021 ABA Board Meeting

The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors met on May 12–13, 2021, via Zoom, to address a number of issues.

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30 Apr
ABA announces Board of Directors

ABA Announces 2021 Board of Directors Election Results

The results of the balloting by the bookstore members of the American Booksellers Association to elect five directors, a president, and a vice president to serve on the ABA Board are now official.


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30 Apr

ABA Announces New Booksellers Advisory Council Members

Booksellers appointed to the BAC will serve a two-year term that begins and ends on a rolling basis throughout the year. 

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23 Apr
E-commerce News

E-commerce Update: Sales Stabilize

Despite the slight drop in the e-commerce conversion rate last week, the 8.74 percent increase in the number of online shoppers resulted in a 4.13 percent increase in online sales over the past 7 days

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14 Apr
Cartoon of a shopping cart on a laptop screen

E-commerce Update: Comparing 2021 Weekly Sales and Traffic Online to 2019

The e-commerce conversion rate over the past week is 182.63 percent higher than the same week in 2019.

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14 Apr

Revamped Bookselling This Week to Debut on April 20

Starting next week, Bookselling This Week will arrive on Tuesdays and Fridays at about noon ET. The new version will feature concise information in two categories: what to do and what to know.

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About ABA

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.


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