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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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20 Nov

November 29 Marketing Meetup to Focus on Audiobooks

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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20 Nov

Winter Institute 14 Waitlist Closed

In the coming weeks, ABA will do its best to admit as many waitlisted booksellers as possible. Registrants who are no longer planning to attend are asked to notify ABA right away.

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19 Nov

Sign Up Now for Post-Winter Institute Ski Trip

Registration for a trip to Ski Santa Fe resort is now open to all Winter Institute attendees, including ABA member booksellers and their families as well as publishers.

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19 Nov

Shelf-talker Featuring Indie Next List Submission Deadlines Serves as Aid for Bookstore Staff

Booksellers in the IndieBound movement are encouraged to post the new shelf-talker in their back room so staff can keep track of blurb submission deadlines for the Indie Next List.

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19 Nov
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Jason Reynolds Kicks Off “Ghost” Giveaway at Miami Book Fair

Award-winning author Reynolds, who is serving as Indies First spokesperson, launched the “Indie Bookstores Give Back on Small Business Saturday” campaign (#IndiesGiveBack) over the weekend.

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