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28 Aug

ABA’s Book Buyer’s Handbook Includes Trove of Publisher Information, Special Offers

Handbook users will find a collection of publisher-provided information, including details about special offers, key contacts, ordering and returns policies, and more. 

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04 Oct

ABA to Introduce Changes to Book Buyer’s Handbook

A new setting in the ABA Book Buyer’s Handbook will allow publishers, distributors, and wholesalers to view the contents of all handbook listings, not just their own.

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05 Jul

A Roundup of Publisher Support Programs for New Indie Bookstores

Booksellers can visit the American Booksellers Association’s Book Buyer’s Handbook to find information about publisher programs aimed at supporting new bookstores opening in the independent channel.

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07 Dec

Publishers Invited to Promote Special Offers in Book Buyer’s Handbook

ABA is encouraging publishers, distributors, and wholesalers to list details about current special offers in the ABA Book Buyer’s Handbook, a valued resource for indie booksellers.

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26 Jul

A Letter From ABA CEO Oren Teicher

In his bimonthly letter, ABA’s CEO discusses the recent updates to a core ABA member service: the Book Buyer’s Handbook.

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12 Jul

ABA Book Buyer’s Handbook Updated and Improved

Recent changes to the ABA Book Buyer’s Handbook now make it easier than ever to access key information about publishers, distributors, and wholesalers.

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03 Nov

Book Buyers Handbook Survey Deadline November 12

Responses to a short online survey will help ABA understand how bookstores use the Book Buyers Handbook and its searchable database of key publisher contacts, ordering and returns information, and more.

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23 Oct

Survey Seeks Bookseller Input to Improve Book Buyers Handbook

ABA is asking booksellers to complete a short online survey aimed at improving and focusing the content in the Book Buyers Handbook.

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25 Jul

ABA Book Buyer's Handbook: Bookseller Response Requested



The American Booksellers Association is seeking to determine how many bookstore members are interested in ordering a print edition of a 2005 ABA Book Buyer's Handbook. Booksellers are asked to respond by July 31 via an online form or by sending an e-mail with Book Buyer's Handbook in the subject line and including store name, address, phone number, ABA ID number, and number of copies desired to info@bookweb.org.

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20 Jun

ABA Book Buyer's Handbook: Bookseller Response Requested

The American Bookseller Association is seeking to determine how many bookstore members are interested in ordering a print edition of a 2005 ABA Book Buyer's Handbook. Booksellers are asked to respond by July 1 via an online form or by sending an e-mail with Book Buyer's Handbook in the subject line and including store name, address, phone number, ABA ID number, and number of copies desired to info@bookweb.org.

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07 Jun

ABA Seeks to Determine Demand for Print Book Buyer's Handbook

The American Booksellers Association is asking bookstore members interested in ordering a print edition of a 2005 ABA Book Buyer's Handbook to contact the association by July 1.

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25 May

Poll Underway Re Book Buyer's Handbook Print Edition

ABA is currently seeking to determine the demand for a 2005 print edition of the ABA Book Buyer's Handbook. Since the launch of the ABA Book Buyer's Handbook online at handbook.bookweb.org/ in April 2002, publishers, distributors, and wholesalers have been updating their company data on an ongoing basis.

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18 May

Important ABA Book Buyer's Handbook News

Since the launch of the ABA Book Buyer's Handbook online at handbook.bookweb.org/ in April 2002, publishers, distributors, and wholesalers have been updating their company data on an ongoing basis.

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15 Sep

ABA Book Buyer's Handbook Update -- 9/14/04

Below is an outline of recent changes to the data in the ABA Book Buyer's Handbook online at handbook.bookweb.org.

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31 Aug

ABA's Web Presence a Work in Progress

This past weekend, ABA completed software programming to integrate its new association membership database with the BookWeb.org and Book Buyer's Handbook Web sites. These changes have created the need for members to re-enter their user names and passwords to gain access to members-only sections of the sites.

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