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.

    A Letter From ABA Board President Robert Sindelar

    “Booksellers often ask me about what the board is working on and what the job of the board is,” writes Sindelar. “Nothing explains this better than our work each summer.”

    Registration Continues for ABA Webinar on NPD BookScan for Booksellers

    Booksellers can sign up on BookWeb.org to take part in ABA’s August 23 webinar, to be led by David Walter, executive director of NPD Books at The NPD Group.

    Face Out: ABA Board Member Kelly Estep on Her Life Among Books

    Kelly Estep, soon-to-be co-owner of Carmichael’s Bookstore in Louisville, Kentucky, talks about her early experiences working in a bookstore, her goals as an ABA Board member, what she’s reading now, and more.

    Registration Opens for ABA Webinar on NPD BookScan for Booksellers

    Booksellers can sign up now for ABA’s August 23 webinar on using NPD BookScan data to increase sales. David Walter, executive director of NPD Books at The NPD Group, will lead the session.

    A Report on the July 2018 ABA Board Meeting

    The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors met on July 16–18, 2018, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, to discuss a range of items.

    Submit Your Favorites for the Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide Flier

    Booksellers are asked to share their top picks for books on photography, art, cooking, travel, and more.

    Ordering Opens for ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

    ABA member stores can place their orders for this year’s ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog from now until September 7 via an order form on BookWeb.org.

    Watch for Registration to Open for ABA Webinar on NPD BookScan for Booksellers

    ABA will host a webinar for booksellers on Thursday, August 23, on the topic of using NPD BookScan data to increase sales, to be led by David Walter, executive director of NPD Books at The NPD Group.

    Maximizing Pre-Order Campaigns to be the Focus of ABA Education at Fall Regional Shows

    This fall, ABA will present the new “Maximizing Pre-Order Campaigns” education session, where booksellers will learn how to work with publishers to take full advantage of pre-order opportunities.

    Free ABA Membership Trial Offer Available at Fall Regional Trade Shows

    Until November 1, non-member booksellers will have the chance to test-drive membership in the American Booksellers Association for free by signing up at one of the 2018 fall shows or on ABA’s website.

    Nominations Open August 1 for Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide Flier

    The American Booksellers Association’s second Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide flier will feature the top adult and children’s gift books as recommended by independent booksellers.

    April-June 2018: ABA Member Stores Opening/Sold

    The second quarter of 2018 saw 18 ABA member store openings and six sales of existing businesses to new owners.

    Greeting Card Association Seeks Bookseller Feedback

    The Greeting Card Association, a member organization comprised of greeting card publishers, has created a survey to gain insight from independent booksellers about potential partnerships.

    ABA to Offer Two Bookstore Finance Seminars This Fall

    This October, the American Booksellers Association will bring its popular Principles of Bookstore Finance seminar to Minneapolis and Denver. Booksellers from all regions are invited to attend.

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