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08 Jul

Technology Meetups on the Calendar for July

During the month of July, ABA will host Technology Meetups on cyber insurance and on Zoom. All booksellers are invited to join; sign up now.

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08 Jul

Sign Up to Send the Indie Next List E-Newsletter to Your Customers

The July Indie Next List e-newsletter, featuring the month’s 20 titles with bookseller quotes in addition to a Q&A with the #1 pick, was sent to more than 667,000 customers at 171 ABA member stores.

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08 Jul
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Order Additional Merch for Independent Bookstore Day by July 10

This year, booksellers are invited to sell the IBD merchandise on their websites beginning 10 days ahead of the event.

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01 Jul

Sign Up for July Marketing, Technology Meetups

The month of July will feature a Marketing Meetup on marketing as a small store, plus two Technology Meetups, one on cyber insurance and the other on Zoom.

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23 Jun

Sign Up for the July 2 Marketing Meetup on Marketing Ideas From Small Stores

The month of July will feature a Marketing Meetup on marketing as a small store, plus two Technology Meetups, one on cyber insurance and the other on Zoom.

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22 Jun
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New Ways to Report Sales to New York Times, Indie Bestseller Lists

These instructions are ideal for booksellers who have never reported to one or both of the lists; for booksellers who have never reported specifically their online sales to one or both lists; or for booksellers looking for a more streamlined process than what they are currently using.

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22 Jun
ABA Coffee Break

Join ABA for an Evening Coffee Break on Thursday, June 25

This regular live forum, now with a monthly evening session, offers booksellers the opportunity to talk with one another about any bookselling-related topics.

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17 Jun

Sign Up for Virtual IndieCommerce One-on-One Meetings at Children’s Institute

Booksellers are encouraged to sign up for virtual one-on-ones with members of ABA’s IndieCommerce team, open to current IndieCommerce and IndieLite members as well as to non-members.

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16 Jun
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ABA Offers Ready-to-Go Materials for Summer Reading Programs

This summer, the ABC Children’s Group is encouraging bookstores to share a reading journal that gives young customers the chance to slow down and explore their love of reading.

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16 Jun

Vote Now on Proposed Association Bylaws Changes

The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors has proposed changes to two sections of Article IV of the association’s Bylaws; votes are due by 11:59 p.m. PT on Thursday, June 18.

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16 Jun
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Don’t Miss the Virtual Children’s Institute: Register Now

The July 15–16 virtual event will feature sessions on representation in young adult and middle grade sci-fi and fantasy titles; an antiracism training with Cultures Connecting; a talk on store voice, online sales, and profitability; rep picks presentations; and more.

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10 Jun
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June 15 Deadline to Sign Up to Take Advantage of Special Offers on 20 Indies Introduce Debut Titles

The Summer/Fall 2020 Indies Introduce program features titles for adults, young adults, and middle grade readers, all publishing between June and October 2020.

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10 Jun

Booksellers, Publishers Invited to Submit Cover Ideas for Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

The catalog will feature frontlist titles published in the year 2020, but will not include holiday books so that the catalog may be used year-round.

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10 Jun

Watch ABA’s Annual Meeting and Town Hall

In addition to a video available to ABA bookstore members, a full report of the discussions held at the meeting will be published in Bookselling This Week on Wednesday, June 17. 

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10 Jun

Sign Up to Send the Indie Next List E-Newsletter to Your Customers

The June Indie Next List e-newsletter, featuring the month’s 20 titles with bookseller quotes in addition to a Q&A with the #1 pick, was sent to more than 670,956 customers at 171 ABA member stores.

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