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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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24 Nov

Spread the Word: Virtual Event With Indies First Spokesperson Dan Rather Coming Up December 2

Indies First spokesperson Dan Rather will hold an event in support of bookstores following the annual celebration of Indies First and Small Business Saturday, to be held this year on November 28. 

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23 Nov
Let's Talk About Pre-Orders!

New Titles Added to ABA’s Pre-Order Calendar

The calendar features books with added value, such as signed copies and exclusive merchandise, to entice customers to order from their local indie bookstore. 

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23 Nov
One Size Fits All: Gift Card

Remind Customers to Shop Local, Support Your Store, and Buy Gift Cards This Holiday Season

Among the new assets are “Shop now, shop local” and “’Tis the season to shop local” images; a “One size fits all” image for gift cards; and “How You Can Support Indies” and “All We Want for the Holidays Is You” images with space for booksellers to add their own text.

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23 Nov
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ABA Membership Votes to Pass Bylaws Changes

ABA member booksellers have voted to pass five bylaws changes as put forth by the Board of Directors. 

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23 Nov
ABA Coffee Break

Late-Night Virtual Coffee Break Added for December

Five Coffee Breaks will be held in December, including a late-night session and a BIPOC-only session. The final Coffee Break of the year will take place on December 15.

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18 Nov
Shop Now, Shop Local

ABA’s Holiday Marketing Assets: Your One-Stop Shop for Promoting Shopping Local, Gift Cards, and More

To help booksellers encourage customers to shop with them throughout the remainder of the year, ABA has created a range of digital assets.

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18 Nov

Celebrate Indies First on Small Business Saturday

Legendary news anchor Dan Rather will serve as this year’s spokesperson. Booksellers can take advantage of social media assets to promote Indies First as well as a range of special publisher offers.

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17 Nov

Shipping Tips for the Holiday Season From PartnerShip

Through the ABA shipping program with PartnerShip, stores can save 50 percent on FedEx shipping. 

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17 Nov
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ABA Partners With Human Resources Service Provider Pinnacle HR

ABA bookstore members will receive a discounted hourly rate of $90 per hour for most HR services. There is no monthly rate and no startup fee. 

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17 Nov
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Vote Now on Proposed Association Bylaws Changes

Stores have until Friday, November 20, to vote on five items proposed by the Board of Directors.

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16 Nov
ABA Coffee Break

Mark Your Calendar for December’s Virtual Coffee Breaks

A late-night Coffee Break for November was also added for this Thursday, November 19, at 8:00 p.m. ET.

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11 Nov
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ABA Member Stores Invited to Vote on Proposed Association Bylaws Changes

The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors has proposed five items for member stores to vote on; one vote per store will be accepted, and votes are due November 20.

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11 Nov

Monthly Box Schedule Changes to Every Other Month in 2021

Booksellers can become eligible to receive the boxes by nominating to the Indie Next List and reporting to the bestseller list.

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About ABA

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