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13 May

Teicher to Indies at ABA Annual Meeting: This is Our Moment

Among the good news presented at the ABA Annual Membership Meeting at BookExpo America on Thursday, May 12, is that for the seventh year in a row association membership has grown.

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13 May

ABA Town Hall at BEA: Booksellers Address Minimum Wage, Health Care, Localism

Preceding the Annual Meeting, ABA member booksellers shared their comments, questions, and concerns about a range of topics with the association’s Board.

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13 May

Authors Applauded at Indies Choice Book Awards at BEA

The 16th annual Celebration of Bookselling and Author Awards Lunch honored the authors and illustrators who have helped to make bookselling fulfilling and fun for independent booksellers over the past year.

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29 Apr

BEA 2016: Lounge Autographing/Galley Room, Publicists Speed Dating, Town Hall/Annual Membership Meeting & Other Reminders

Before BEA kicks off next week at McCormick Place in Chicago, here are some final reminders about author autographing and the galley room in the ABA Member Lounge, Publicists Speed Dating, the ABA Town Hall and Annual Membership Meeting, discounted parking, and more.

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27 Apr

BTW News Briefs

PBS to host panels, livestream coverage from BEA and BookCon; NetGalley blog highlights Independent Bookstore Day; B&N founder Len Riggio to retire; Bargain wholesaler Book Depot launches automation project; IPG announces POD deals with Bookmasters and Edwards Brothers Malloy

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22 Apr

Celebration of Bookselling Now Full: Waitlist Forming

ABA’s Celebration of Bookselling and Author Awards Lunch at BEA is currently booked to capacity; however, booksellers can add their names to a waitlist.

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22 Apr

Speed-Dating for Book Group Picks Returns to BEA: Signup Required by May 3

The BEA speed-dating session presented by ReadingGroupGuides.com will give booksellers, librarians, bloggers, and book group leaders a sneak peek at upcoming titles from 21 publishers that are ideal for book groups.

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21 Apr

Still Time to Purchase Tickets for Lunch or Tea With Children’s Book Authors

On Friday afternoon, May 13, at BEA, ABA member booksellers and friends of the Children’s Book Council will have two opportunities to connect with children’s book authors and illustrators.

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15 Apr

Navigating BookExpo America: A Checklist

With BEA just three weeks away, now is a good time to revisit a checklist of recommendations from booksellers who are accomplished at achieving their key business goals at the show while grabbing galleys, attending events, and making new connections.

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13 Apr

Don’t Miss the Celebration of Bookselling and Author Awards Lunch

ABA member booksellers can still reserve a spot at the Celebration of Bookselling and Author Awards Lunch at BEA, but seating is limited at this popular, free event.

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13 Apr

April 20 Bookseller Registration Deadline for Publicists Speed Dating

ABA member stores interested in promoting themselves to publicists at publishing houses big and small have just a week left to register for Publicists Speed Dating at BookExpo America 2016.

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12 Apr

BTW News Briefs

Independent We Stand kicks off “America’s Main Streets” contest; Mississippi authors release statement opposing H.B.1523; Lineup announced for Audio Publishers Association Tea at BEA; Pulitzer centennial video available for posting; Sourcebooks acquires first project in partnership with Wattpad; Chris Jackson to relaunch One World imprint; Memorial service planned for Glenn Ellis, longtime PRH sales team member; Paz & Associates introduces spring workshop participants

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12 Apr

Lunch, Tea Provide Unique Opportunities to Meet Children’s Authors and Illustrators at BEA

ABA member booksellers and friends of the Children’s Book Council who are planning to attend the Speed Dating Lunch with Children’s Authors or the Tea With Children's Authors and Illustrators on May 13 at BEA should purchase tickets now.

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11 Apr

IndieCommerce Accepting Appointments for One-on-One Meetings at BEA

A form to request a one-on-one meeting with a member of the IndieCommerce team at BookExpo America 2016 is now available on BookWeb.

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11 Apr

Blue Man Group Tickets Available to ABA Members Attending BEA

ABA member booksellers attending BEA 2016 still have a chance to request complimentary tickets to see a performance by Blue Man Group on Wednesday night, May 11, at Chicago’s Briar Street Theatre, courtesy of Hachette and Black Dog & Leventhal.

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