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05 Nov

This Indies First, Sign Up to Appear on the 2019 American Express Shop Small Map

American Express Card-accepting bookstores can sign in to their AmEx merchant account to learn more about how to get listed so that consumers can browse the Shop Small Map and find their store.

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05 Nov

2019 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Digital Catalog Available Now

Kenny Brechner of Devany, Doak and Garrett Booksellers in Farmington, Maine, said the ABC digital catalog is a “stellar means of online reach.”

 
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31 Oct

Winter Institute 2020 Attendees: Let ABA Know If Your Plans Have Changed

Registered booksellers whose plans have changed are asked to notify ABA as soon as possible so waiting booksellers can be offered a chance to attend.

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31 Oct

Sign Up Now for November Technology, Marketing Meetups

The next Marketing Meetup will look at marketing with Eventbrite, while the Technology Meetup will look at task management and staff communication tools.

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31 Oct

Festive Holiday Designs Now Available in BookWeb’s Marketing Assets

This year’s holiday designs, in JPG format, include the taglines including “Give the Gift of Books,” “Everyone Gets a Book This Year,” and “Season's Readings.”

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31 Oct

Scholarship Application Process Ongoing for ABC Children’s Institute 2020

Booksellers at stores that did not have an ABC Children’s Institute scholarship winner in 2018 or 2019 can now apply for a scholarship to the 2020 Children’s Institute in Tucson, Arizona.

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31 Oct

Sign Up for ABA’s Winter Institute Antitrust Symposium in Washington, D.C.

Registration for the Antitrust Symposium, to be held January 21, sold out within 24 hours; based on the high demand, ABA is growing the program so more booksellers can attend.

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31 Oct

Signup Underway: Join the Exclusive Cover Reveal for Christopher Moore’s “Shakespeare for Squirrels”

Booksellers can sign up by Tuesday, November 12, to participate in the Shakespeare for Squirrels cover reveal. HarperCollins will provide everything participating stores need to help them easily spread the message.

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31 Oct

A Holiday Preparations Checklist

Once again, BTW offers our annual list of preparations to help booksellers manage day-to-day operations and keep things running smoothly during the holiday shopping season.

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30 Oct

New Topics Announced for November Marketing and Technology Meetups

Marketing Meetups will look at determining your marketing budget and marketing with Eventbrite, while the Technology Meetup will look at task management and staff communication tools.

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30 Oct

Booksellers Affected by California Wildfires, Power Outages Urged to Contact Binc

Booksellers who have been affected by the fires and related power outages in California are invited to e-mail Binc at help@bincfoundation.org or to call (866) 733-9064.

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30 Oct

Booksellers Invited to Join Exclusive Cover Reveal for Christopher Moore’s “Shakespeare for Squirrels”

On Wednesday, November 13, indie booksellers will unveil the book jacket for bestselling author Christopher Moore’s upcoming novel and invite customers to pre-order the book through their stores.

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29 Oct

University Press Week Kicks Off November 3

Emphasizing the role that scholarly publishers can play in moving conversations forward on critical and complex issues, the theme for this year’s University Press Week is “Read. Think. Act.”

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29 Oct

Registration Underway for Special Events and Programs at Winter Institute

Registration is open now for a range of special events, including bookstore tours, appointments with publishers, advanced education sessions, a bookselling boot camp, and more.

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24 Oct

Sign Up Now to be Featured in the Booksellers of America Social Media Campaign

Booksellers of America is a platform to share the stories of the diverse people who own, manage, and hand-sell books in independent bookstores across the country. 

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