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08 Jul
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Last Chance to Submit to the ABACUS Survey

The results of the ABACUS survey help booksellers identify areas that need improvement, areas in which their store is succeeding, and everything in between. Submissions are due July 12.

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03 Jul
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Sign Up to Join Nationwide Cover Reveal for Adam Silvera’s “Infinity Son”

The cover reveal and pre-order campaign exclusively for indie bookstores aims to provide an alternative to the typical book announcements that primarily link to online competitors for sales.

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03 Jul
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Calling on All Booksellers to Submit to the ABACUS Survey

The customized reports and online tools that reporting stores receive in return for filling out the survey provide a full picture of a bookstore’s financial performance.

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01 Jul

July Indie Next List e-Newsletter to Deliver to More Than 538,000 Customers

The June Indie Next List e-newsletter, powered by Shelf Awareness, will be sent to more than 538,000 customers at 142 ABA member stores on Thursday, July 4.

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01 Jul
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ABC Group Invites Recommendations for 2019 Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

Booksellers at all ABA member stores are encouraged to submit title recommendations by Friday, July 12, via the catalog’s online submission form.

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28 Jun
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ABA Seeks Feedback on Indie Next List Schedule, Format

ABA is assessing booksellers’ preferences when it comes to the monthly Indie Next List and quarterly Kids’ Indie Next List.

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28 Jun
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Don’t Miss Your Chance to Submit to the ABACUS Survey!

To ensure the greatest number of participants, ABA has extended the deadline for ABACUS survey responses to Friday, July 12.

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28 Jun

Reminder: July 8 Application Deadline for Scholarships to Winter Institute 2020

To be eligible for a scholarship to the 2020 event, applicants must be from an ABA member store that has not attended Winter Institute in the past seven years.

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27 Jun

James Patterson Honored at Children’s Institute

The author received a plaque in appreciation of his support of independent bookstores through his annual Holiday Bookstore Bonus program and other initiatives.

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19 Jun
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One Week Left to Submit to the ABACUS Survey

“ABACUS not only helps me run my business better, but it also allows ABA to illustrate to our industry partners the economic realities of indie bookstore operations,” said ABA Board President Jamie Fiocco.

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18 Jun

July 8 Application Deadline for Scholarships to Winter Institute 2020

To be eligible for a scholarship to the 2020 event, applicants must be from an ABA member store that has not attended Winter Institute in the past seven years.

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12 Jun
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Deadline Extended: Submit to ABACUS-18 by June 26

By filling out the ABACUS survey, booksellers will receive a full benchmarking report, a customized bookstore performance report, and a range of online tools that provide a variety of specific analyses.

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12 Jun

Snag Your Spot for Quidditch, Bookstore Tours at Children’s Institute

Booksellers and publishers are invited to take part in a quidditch match at Ci7, where they will be coached by Pittsburgh’s Steel City Quidditch Club. Registration for bookstore tours is still open as well.

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12 Jun

Taping Dates Available for #HarperCollinsLovesIndies Facebook Live Program

Participating stores will create a streaming Facebook Live video on a select Thursday that features store staff talking about titles they have been reading, loving, and recommending. 

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12 Jun
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ABC Group Unveils 2019 Best Books for Young Readers Catalog Cover Art

An image from the picture book Babymoon (Candlewick), written by Hayley Barrett and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal, is featured on the cover of the 2019 catalog.

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