Deadlines & Action Items

14 Nov

This Indies First, Publishers’ Special Terms Offer Booksellers a Range of Deals

This year, 37 publishers and university presses are offering ABA member booksellers special terms for Indies First on Small Business Saturday.

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14 Nov
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Children’s Institute Scholarships Up for Grabs: Act Now

Booksellers who are interested in attending the 2019 ABC Children’s Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, have until December 4 to submit their names for the opportunity to win a scholarship.

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14 Nov

Cancel Your Winter Institute Registration by November 16 to Receive a Refund

Registered booksellers who are no longer able to attend are asked to notify ABA as soon as possible so waiting booksellers can be offered a chance to register. A full refund will be offered through this Friday, November 16.

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14 Nov

Sign Up for Advanced Education Sessions at Winter Institute

Sessions booksellers can sign up for include “Developing Leaders in Your Store, with Alden Mills,” which will feature an overview of strategies to help owners and managers nurture promising booksellers.

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14 Nov

ABA to Collect Books at Winter Institute 14 for Refugees at the Southern U.S. Border

The new “Libros Para el Viaje/Books for the Journey” campaign will be collecting gently used books for individuals and families who have arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border with nothing.

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13 Nov

Join Colleagues for a Post-Winter Institute Ski Trip

ABA is inviting booksellers to sign up now to join their colleagues for a ski trip on Saturday, January 26, immediately following Winter Institute 14 in Albuquerque.

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13 Nov

Reminder: Fill Out ABA’s Brief Survey on Health Insurance Needs

On Wednesday, November 7, stores received an e-mail with a link to a survey seeking bookseller input about group health insurance options; responses are due Monday, November 19.

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07 Nov

Need to Cancel Your Winter Institute Registration? Let ABA Know Now

A full refund will be offered through November 16. Booksellers on the waitlist will be notified on a first-come, first-served basis if cancellations are received. 

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01 Nov

Publishers’ Special Terms for Indies First Offer Great Deals for Booksellers

“We love the special terms and it’s good for our bottom line when we get behind a book,” said Bill Reilly, co-owner of the river’s end bookstore.

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30 Oct

Last Call for ABA Board of Directors Nominations

Booksellers have until the end of the day today to nominate a qualified candidate to stand for election to the American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors in 2019; self-nominations are also welcome.

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30 Oct

Wi14: Let ABA Know If Your Plans Have Changed

Registrants who are no longer planning to attend the 2019 Winter Institute are asked notify the American Booksellers Association as soon as possible so waitlisted booksellers can be offered a chance to attend.

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30 Oct

Special Publisher Terms for Indies First Make a Difference, Booksellers Say

In a business with small profit margins, said Jeanne Costello of Maria’s Bookshop, using publishers’ special terms for Indies First “can make the difference that puts you in the black.”

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30 Oct

ABA Seeks Winter Institute Bookseller Panelists and Moderators

Winter Institute attendees who have experience across a range of topics, from managing multi-location bookstores to thriving as a new bookstore owner, are asked to volunteer.

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29 Oct

Keep Staff in the Loop: Encourage Colleagues to Sign Up for Bookselling This Week

Make sure your coworkers stay in the know by signing up for BTW. In the weeks to come, BTW will report on the upcoming Winter Institute, new bookstore openings, industry news, and more!

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29 Oct
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Add the 2018 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog to Your Website

The full-color, 20-page consumer circular features more than 200 frontlist and backlist titles for children and teens, all suggested by ABA member booksellers; it also carries no fourth-quarter/holiday branding so booksellers can use it throughout the year.

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