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10 Oct

Two Weeks Left to Nominate a Bookseller for the ABA Board of Directors Election

Any ABA member may nominate a qualified candidate to stand for election to the ABA Board of Directors in 2019; self-nominations are also welcome.

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10 Oct

“Talk to ABA”: BTW Highlights Interactive Elements of Redesigned ABA Website

ABA’s new, improved website features interactive resources booksellers can use to better communicate with the association and other booksellers, including new ways to submit information about store changes.

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09 Oct

ABA Partners With Hummingbird Digital Media for E-Book Sales

The Hummingbird platform integrates with ABA’s IndieCommerce and IndieLite programs by automatically supplying a “Buy the e-book” button next to the “Buy the Book” button on the bookstore’s title pages.

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09 Oct

July–September 2018: ABA Members Opening/Sold

The third quarter of 2018 saw 25 ABA member store openings and 6 sales of existing businesses to new owners.

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09 Oct
2018 ABA Board of Directors

A Report on the September 2018 ABA Board Meeting

The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors met from September 21–23, 2018, in Carrboro, North Carolina, to discuss a range of items.

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03 Oct

Nomination Process Underway for 2019 ABA Board of Directors Election

Any ABA member may nominate a qualified candidate to stand for election to the ABA Board of Directors in 2019; self-nominations are also welcome.

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03 Oct

Sign Up Now for Special Programming at Winter Institute

Booksellers attending the 2019 Winter Institute are encouraged to sign up now for special education sessions and workshops.

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02 Oct
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ABA Launches New, More Interactive Version of BookWeb.org

ABA recently redesigned its website to provide bookseller members and its other constituents with a more dynamic, cleanly designed online hub for resources and information.

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01 Oct

Sign Up Now for Virtual Marketing Roundtable on Social Media

The October 4 video conference on using social media to increase customers and drive sales, part of a series of educational roundtables held every other Thursday, will feature four experienced bookseller panelists.

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01 Oct

Another Chance to Request ABA Governance Survey

In case you missed it, the American Booksellers Association’s Governance Review Committee is seeking booksellers who are interested in participating in a governance survey.

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27 Sep

Visit ABA at the New Atlantic, Mountains & Plains Trade Shows

Attending booksellers can participate in an education session on maximizing pre-order campaigns, meet one-on-one with IndieCommerce staff, and enter to win a Winter Institute scholarship.

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26 Sep
SIBA Discovery Show

ABA Heads to Northern California, Heartland Trade Shows

Attending booksellers can participate in an education session on maximizing pre-order campaigns, meet one-on-one with IndieCommerce staff, and enter to win a Winter Institute scholarship.

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26 Sep
2017 Holiday Indie Next List Gift Guide

Last Call: Share Your Pick Now for the Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide

Booksellers have just a few more days to submit their favorite adult and children’s gift books of 2018 across a range of categories, including photography/art, cooking, visual travel, novelty, stocking stuffers, and more.

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26 Sep

BTW Checks in With The Book Catapult After One Free Year of IndieCommerce

“Our IndieCommerce website is something that, even if we didn’t have it for the year we were so generously given for free, we would have paid for anyway,” said The Book Catapult’s Seth Marko.

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24 Sep

“Booksellers of America” Social Media Campaign Aims to Expand the Conversation Around Bookselling

The new campaign will interview independent booksellers from across the country to tell the story of how each independent bookstore is unique in its own way, thanks to those store’s employees.

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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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