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02 Oct

Spooky Halloween Designs Now Available in BookWeb’s Marketing Assets

This year’s Halloween designs, in JPG format, include the taglines “Read Something Scary Good” and “Trick or Read.”

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02 Oct

Sign Up for ABA’s Upcoming Marketing, Technology Meetups

The October 8 Technology Meetup will look at alternative payment methods, while the October 17 Marketing Meetup will focus on Libro.fm audiobooks. All booksellers are welcome to join.

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02 Oct

2019 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalogs to Ship October 7

Booksellers should keep an eye out for the full-color, 16-page consumer circular, which features nearly 200 frontlist and backlist titles for children and teens, all suggested by ABA member booksellers.

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02 Oct

Booksellers Invited to Join Exclusive Cover Reveal for Kacen Callender’s “Felix Ever After”

As part of the cover reveal initiative, booksellers can invite customers to pre-order the book through their stores.

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02 Oct

Winter Institute Hotel Waitlist Now Forming

Booksellers are encouraged to add themselves to the waitlist, as ABA is currently securing additional room blocks and will share details with all waitlisted booksellers by the end of October.

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02 Oct

Check Out Publishers’ Special Offers for Winter/Spring 2020 Indies Introduce Program

The Winter/Spring 2020 Indies Introduce program features titles for adults, young adults, and middle grade readers, all publishing between December 2019 and June 2020.

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02 Oct

Join ABA at the Fall Regional Trade Shows in October

The 2019 fall regional trade show season is underway, and this month, ABA staff will be attending shows in the New England, Heartland, Pacific Northwest, Mountains & Plains, and New Atlantic regions.

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01 Oct

Score a Chance at Free Wi15 Admission When You Enter to Win ABA’s Entrepreneurial Excellence Award

October 21 is the deadline for booksellers to apply for the new award; two winners will receive a full scholarship to Winter Institute 2020 in Baltimore, covering up to five hotel nights, travel costs, and a $1,000 stipend.

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25 Sep

Winter Institute Waitlist Now Forming

Winter Institute registration sold out in record time this year. Booksellers can put themselves on the waitlist for the full event or purchase Day Pass registration to attend on Friday, January 24.

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25 Sep

Nominations Due September 30 for ABA’s Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide Flier

The American Booksellers Association’s third Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide flier features the top adult and children’s gift books across a range of categories, as recommended by indie booksellers.

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25 Sep

October 21 Deadline for Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship for Emerging Bookseller-Activists

The scholarship provides resources for one winning bookseller to attend two upcoming bookselling events and receive a grant that will help make their community stronger.

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24 Sep

Reminder: Sign Up to Be Part of “Booksellers of America” Social Media Campaign

The campaign aims to illustrate the work that indie bookstores do for their communities and engage the next generation of career booksellers and local shoppers to come.

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23 Sep

Publishers Offering a Range of Deals in Celebration of Indies First

ABA member booksellers are invited to take advantage of special offers from 51 publishers (and counting), including traditional publishers as well as nearly two dozen university presses.

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23 Sep

ABA Heads to SCIBA Trade Show

Join ABA staff on Friday, September 27, for the new education session “Independent Bookstore Day: Celebrate With Success” as well as the session “Making the Most of ABA Membership.”  

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18 Sep

Registration Now Full for 15th Annual Winter Institute

Booksellers began registering at 1:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, September 18; a waitlist has begun as the event has reached capacity.

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