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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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12 Dec
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IndieCommerce Launches New Customer Support Feature

The IndieCommerce team is testing a new after-hours reporting service for IndieCommerce participating stores that provides a way to report critical issues that occur outside of regular business hours.

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12 Dec

Watch for Your ABA Dues Renewal Reminder

In the coming days, the American Booksellers Association will begin sending out renewal notices in the mail. The current membership year expires on January 31, 2019.

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12 Dec

A Letter From ABA Board President Robert Sindelar

In a holiday message to booksellers, Sindelar reflects on his favorite books of the year and writes about some of the authors he’s looking forward to meeting at Winter Institute next month.

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06 Dec

Know Before You Go: Check Out ABA’s Code of Conduct

Earlier this year, ABA announced the establishment of a new code of conduct for all association meetings and events, which is available for review on BookWeb.

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05 Dec

ABA’s Marketing Meetup on January 3 to Feature Freeform Conversation for Booksellers

During a wide-ranging conversation, booksellers will recap the marketing strategies that worked for them in 2018 — and the ones that didn’t — and come up with new marketing topics for future Meetups.

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04 Dec
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What Books Are ABA Staff Reading and Gifting This Holiday Season?

American Booksellers Association staff are reading and giving a variety of highly recommendable titles this holiday season.

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04 Dec

Winter Institute Book Drive to Collect Spanish-Language Titles for Refugees

ABA is asking booksellers, publishers, and authors to donate Spanish-language books during the upcoming Wi14 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to be delivered to refugees at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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03 Dec
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As 2018 Comes to a Close, Remember to Report Sales

The American Booksellers Association urges all stores to report to the Indie Bestseller Lists during this busiest of seasons to demonstrate the power of independents.

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03 Dec

Health Insurance Survey Closes With Input From 350 Respondents

In response to a recent survey sent by the American Booksellers Association, hundreds of booksellers from coast to coast shared their thoughts on group health insurance options.

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27 Nov

ABA CEO Oren Teicher Talks Indies on “The Literary Life With Mitchell Kaplan”

During his guest appearance on the Small Business Saturday episode of the podcast The Literary Life With Mitchell Kaplan, Teicher talked about independent bookstores and their cultural significance.

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26 Nov
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Sign Up for the Final Two Marketing Meetups of 2018

Booksellers are invited to sign up now to participate in an online discussion about audiobooks on November 29. On December 6, ABA’s Marketing Meetup will look at marketing for kids’ bookstores.

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26 Nov

Sign Up by November 30 to Hit the Slopes in Santa Fe After Winter Institute

All Winter Institute attendees, including ABA member booksellers and their families as well as publishers, can sign up for the full-day trip to Ski Santa Fe on January 26.

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20 Nov

Now on BookWeb: Calendar Featuring Title Suggestions With Pre-Order Potential

ABA’s new Pre-Order Calendar on BookWeb.org lets booksellers see a curated list of titles that have good pre-order potential and added value for customers who order from their local indie. 

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20 Nov

Membership & Marketing Officer Meg Smith to Leave ABA

After almost 20 years at the American Booksellers Association, Membership & Marketing Officer Meg Smith has decided to stop working full time following the 2019 Winter Institute in January.

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