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13 May

Nominations Continue for Reader’s Digest's “Nicest Places in America” Contest

This summer, Reader’s Digest is giving readers the chance to nominate any town, city, organization, or business across the country as the kindest, nicest place in the U.S.

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13 May

Reminder: June 12 Deadline for ABACUS-18 Financial Benchmarking Survey

The customized reports and online tools that reporting stores receive in return for filling out the survey provide a full picture of a bookstore’s financial performance.

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08 May

ABACUS-18 Financial Benchmarking Survey Underway

The customized reports and online tools that reporting stores receive in return for filling out the survey provide a full picture of a bookstore’s financial performance.

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08 May

Last Call for 2019 Independent Business Survey Responses

ABA member bookstores must submit their responses for the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and the Advocates for Independent Business’ survey about business challenges by Wednesday, May 8.

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08 May

Reminder: Submit Your Winter Institute 2020 Scholarship Application

Applicants must be from an ABA member store that has not attended Winter Institute in the past seven years in order to be eligible for a scholarship to the 2020 event.

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08 May

Indie Booksellers Name the 20 Indies Introduce Debut Titles for Summer/Fall 2019

Booksellers can sign up now to take advantage of special publisher offers on the 10 adult and 10 kids’ titles chosen by booksellers as the top debuts of the upcoming publishing season.

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07 May

Make the ABA Website Your Own With Shelf-Talkers and Store Photos

Booksellers are encouraged to send in photos and shelf-talkers for “Featured Shelf-talkers” and “Bookstore Showcase,” two special features on BookWeb.org that highlight individual bookstores.

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07 May

BookExpo Reminder: Register for IndieCommerce One-on-Ones

IndieCommerce and IndieLite members as well as non-members can sign up for one-on-one meetings with members of ABA’s IndieCommerce team.

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06 May

Don’t Miss Out on These Children’s Bookselling Events at BookExpo

ABA member booksellers attending BookExpo are encouraged to buy tickets for the 2019 Children’s Book Art Silent Auction and the ABC/CBC Speed Dating Tea.

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01 May

ABA Partners With Reader’s Digest to Promote 2019 “Nicest Places in America” Contest

Reader’s Digest is giving readers the chance this summer to nominate any town, city, organization, or business across America as the kindest, nicest place in the country.

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01 May

Register by May 3 for ABA Special Programming at BookExpo

Booksellers can visit BookWeb.org to sign up for “Meet the Editor” or to get on the waiting list for “Publicists Speed Dating.”

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01 May

May Indie Next List e-Newsletter to Deliver to More Than 541,000 Customers

The May Indie Next List e-newsletter, powered by Shelf Awareness, will be sent to more than 541,000 customers at 139 ABA member stores on Thursday, May 2.

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01 May

May 8 Deadline: Submit Responses for 2019 Independent Business Survey

On April 25, booksellers received an e-mail from ABA with a link to a survey from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and the Advocates for Independent Business. Answers to the survey are due by May 8.

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01 May

Bookseller Suggestions Requested for 2019 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

Suggestions are needed in the following categories: infant/toddler, picture books, nonfiction, activity books, early readers, middle grade, YA, and graphic novels.

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01 May

Snag Your Spot! Sign-Ups Continue for 2019 #HarperCollinsLovesIndies Facebook Live Program

In contrast to the previous two years, #HarperCollinsLovesIndies videos will focus more on hand-selling in 2019 than on store tours. This year’s livestreamed videos will air on Thursdays instead of Saturdays. 

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