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31 Mar

What Are You Reading? Nominate It for the ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

The 2021 catalog will feature titles nominated by American Booksellers Association bookstore members as well as titles nominated by publishers.

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31 Mar

Voting Underway for ABA Board Election

All voting is being conducted electronically on BookWeb, and ballots are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 27. 

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31 Mar

Last Call for Responses on Governance Review Committee Survey

All booksellers are asked to fill out this four-question survey to offer information and input for the Board as it works to meet members’ needs. Survey responses are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 31.

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31 Mar
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Last Call for Responses: Evaluate the Work of ABA CEO and Staff

The 10-minute survey covers the period of March 2020 through March 2021. Survey responses are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 31.

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24 Mar

ABA Board Election Begins Friday

One person per ABA Member ID number may vote; staff should determine now who the designated voting member is at each store.

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24 Mar

IndieCommunication: Future Plans for IndieCommerce & IndieLite

ABA’s four-phase plan is a multi-faceted approach to making the platform as robust as possible.

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23 Mar
Indie Next: Booksellers Recommend

ABA Refreshes Indie Next List With New Design, New E-newsletter Partner

Booksellers should visit the Matchbook Marketing Indie Next List page now to continue sending the Indie Next List e-newsletter to their customers or sign up for the program.

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22 Mar

ABA Governance Review Committee Seeks Bookseller Feedback

All booksellers are asked to fill out this four-question survey to offer information and input for the Board as it works to meet members’ needs.

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22 Mar
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Booksellers: Evaluate Work of ABA CEO and Staff by March 31

ABA is asking member booksellers to fill out a survey to evaluate the association’s efforts to support member stores over the past 12 months.

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17 Mar

A Letter From ABA CEO Allison Hill on the Challenges of 2020 and Plans for 2021

“I’ve said many times that my plan for my first year at ABA, like so many people’s plans for 2020, was thwarted by the pandemic,” writes Hill. “Instead of the answers I came in with, I let questions guide ABA’s efforts this past year.”

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17 Mar
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New Survey Asks Membership to Evaluate Work of ABA CEO and Staff

ABA is asking member booksellers to fill out a survey to evaluate the association’s efforts to support member stores over the past 12 months.

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17 Mar

ABA Governance Review Committee Seeks Bookseller Input

All booksellers are asked to fill out this four-question survey to offer information and input for the Board as it works to meet members’ needs.

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11 Mar

ABA 101: Governance and Administration

This article offers an explanation of the distinction between the roles of the ABA Board of Directors and the ABA staff

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10 Mar
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E-commerce Update: Sales Remain Steady

Following a big news day regarding Dr. Seuss, IndieCommerce sales have remained steady. 

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09 Mar

Booksellers: Suggest Education Topics, Speakers for Upcoming Events

ABA is inviting booksellers to offer suggestions year-round about education topics, panelists, and speakers via a new form.

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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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