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06 Aug

IndieCommerce One-on-Ones to be Held at the Fall Regional Shows

Next week, booksellers can begin setting up appointments to meet one-on-one with the IndieCommerce team at the upcoming regional trade shows.

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30 Jul

Check Out These ABA Pre-Order Calendar Highlights

The Pre-Order Calendar, updated on a regular basis, outlines for booksellers upcoming titles with good pre-order potential, the books’ publication dates, and details for ordering from publishers.

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29 Jul

Sign Up to Join ABA’s August 8 Marketing Meetup

In the second of two meetups on how to organize and market multi-store events, bookseller speakers will discuss Independent Bookstore Day in addition to other shop local events, such as Find Waldo Local and Here’s Harry.

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29 Jul

August Indie Next List e-Newsletter to Deliver to More Than 546,000 Customers

Booksellers can sign up now to send their customers the Indie Next List e-newsletter, powered by Shelf Awareness.

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24 Jul

Join the ABA Community in Edelweiss+ to Submit to the Indie Next List

The process for submitting titles to the Indie Next List via Edelweiss now requires booksellers to join the ABA Community and provide their ABA member ID number.

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24 Jul

Sign Up to Join ABA’s July 25 Marketing Meetup

In the first of two meetups on how to organize and market multi-store events, bookseller speakers will focus on Independent Bookstore Day and how regional businesses put together bookstore crawls and passports. 

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24 Jul

Bookseller Associations Take on Environmental Efforts

The Booksellers Association of the U.K. and Ireland has debuted a green bookselling manifesto, while the American Booksellers Association is wrapping up a bookseller survey on environmental sustainability.

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23 Jul

Booksellers Asked to Provide 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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17 Jul

Sign Up to Join ABA’s Marketing, Technology Meetups

These live online discussions feature expert booksellers sharing tips, tricks, advice, and insight with attendees.

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17 Jul

Help ABA Plan for the 2020 Children’s Institute

Booksellers who attended the 2019 Children’s Institute are encouraged to fill out the post-event survey and sign into the Children’s Institute app to complete session evaluations.

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17 Jul

ABA Launches Survey on Environmental Sustainability

The American Booksellers Association is looking to gauge the interest of bookstores on environmental issues.

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16 Jul

ABA Seeks Bookseller Innovators for Winter Institute Session

The hour-long “Innovation Arena” session will consist of four TEDx-style talks from booksellers who have had significant “aha!” moments over the past year.

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16 Jul

ABA Seeks Information on How Stores Ship Online Orders

The eight-question survey looks at shipping providers, packaging materials, and shipping software.

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08 Jul

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

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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