Deadlines & Action Items

18 Sep

Publishers Offer Array of Specials for Indies First

ABA member stores can take advantage of more than 30 publisher specials on a wide array of frontlist and backlist titles in celebration of the sixth annual Indies First on November 24.

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14 Sep

Two Weeks Left to Nominate a Bookseller for James Patterson’s Holiday Bonus Program

“Receiving a holiday bonus from James Patterson made me feel like my contributions are valued,” said Buffy Cummins, a bookseller at Second Star to the Right Children’s Books and a 2017 recipient.

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14 Sep

ABA Board Nomination Process Underway

A nominee for the Board of Directors must be a current owner or employee of an ABA member independent bookstore and have at least three years of recent experience as owner or employee.

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10 Sep

Want to Serve on ABA’s Board of Directors? Here’s Your Chance!

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 Sep
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Indie Booksellers Name the 20 Indies Introduce Debut Titles for Winter/Spring 2019

Booksellers can sign up now to take advantage of special publisher offers on the 10 adult and 10 young reader titles chosen by booksellers as the top debuts of the upcoming publishing season.

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07 Sep

Schedule a One-on-One With IndieCommerce Staff at the Fall Regional Trade Shows

At this fall’s regional trade shows, booksellers can sign up for one-on-one meetings with IndieCommerce staff to discuss the IndieCommerce and IndieLite e-commerce platforms.

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07 Sep

Mark Your Calendars: Fall Regional Show Education to Focus on Maximizing Pre-Order Campaigns

At each of the fall regional trade shows, ABA will present the new “Maximizing Pre-Order Campaigns” education session, where booksellers will learn how to work with publishers to take full advantage of pre-order opportunities.

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05 Sep
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ABA Nominating Committee Opens Call for Board Candidates

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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04 Sep
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September 10 Deadline to Sign Up for “Indie Bookstores Give Back on Small Business Saturday”

Stores must sign up by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, September 10, to receive their free 24-copy carton of Ghost by Indies First spokesperson Jason Reynolds.

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04 Sep

September 7 Deadline for ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog Orders

Booksellers can visit Edelweiss to get a sneak preview of this year’s full-color, 20-page consumer circular of the best children’s books as suggested by indie booksellers.

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29 Aug

There’s Still Time to Nominate a Bookseller for a James Patterson Holiday Bonus

Author James Patterson’s Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program provides independent bookstore employees with some extra cash around the holidays.

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02 Aug

Don’t Wait to Submit Your Nominations for James Patterson’s Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program

Bookseller nominations for author James Patterson’s Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program will be accepted until September 30.

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10 Jul

Bookseller Nominations Sought for James Patterson’s Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program

“As a bookseller, I am overwhelmed by Mr. Patterson’s generosity towards booksellers, independent bookstores, libraries, and schools,” said Melissa Taylor of E. Shaver, Bookseller.

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10 Jul

Last Call: Winter Institute Scholarship Applications Due July 15

Booksellers have until Sunday, July 15, to apply for a scholarship to the American Booksellers Association’s 2019 Winter Institute.

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06 Jul
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ABA President Robert Sindelar Urges Booksellers to Submit to ABACUS Today

“I am not exaggerating when I say that ABACUS provides unparalleled bookstore financial information — and that it makes this data relevant and actionable to your business,” said Sindelar.

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