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17 Oct

2019 ABC Children’s Institute Scholarship Application Process Continues

ABA is committed to awarding a number of 2019 Children’s Institute scholarships to booksellers from diverse backgrounds. All applications to next year’s event in Pittsburgh are due December 4, 2018.

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17 Oct

October 29 Deadline to Sign Up to Take Advantage of Special Offers on Indies Introduce Debuts

Stores should sign up now to gain access to special publisher offers on the 10 adult and 10 children’s debuts selected as part of the Winter/Spring 2019 Indies Introduce program.

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17 Oct

Bookseller Nominations Wanted for ABA Board of Directors Election

“If you know a smart, engaged, passionate bookseller, please, by all means, nominate them. But if you are that bookseller, don’t wait for an invitation. Nominate yourself,” said ABA President Robert Sindelar.

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17 Oct

Visit ABA at the Southern California Trade Show

Attending booksellers can participate in an education session on maximizing pre-order campaigns, enter to win a Winter Institute scholarship, and say hi to ABA staff.

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17 Oct

Sign Up for October 25 Virtual Marketing Roundtable on Membership Programs

As part of the video conference, three indie booksellers will discuss the pros and cons of bookstore loyalty or frequent buyer programs.

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16 Oct

Booksellers, Watch Your Inboxes for 2019 Winter Institute Education Survey

The survey, which will be sent to all registered attendees, will help ABA gauge interest in education sessions being planned for the upcoming event. Booksellers should respond by Wednesday, October 24.

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16 Oct

Sign Up for ABA’s Webinar on ADA Compliance for IndieCommerce, IndieLite Websites

In a new ABA webinar on Americans With Disabilities Act website compliance, booksellers will learn how to apply federal Web Content Accessibility Guidelines to their websites.

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16 Oct

Last Call for Sign-Ups: 30-Minute Demo on Navigating the New BookScan

Booksellers have one more chance to learn about how to access and interpret the insight offered through the new NPD BookScan.

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16 Oct

The 2018 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog Arrives in Stores

Booksellers have the opportunity to supplement their catalog supplies with extra stock and to add a digital version of the catalog to their websites.

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10 Oct

Two Weeks Left to Nominate a Bookseller for the ABA Board of Directors Election

Any ABA member may nominate a qualified candidate to stand for election to the ABA Board of Directors in 2019; self-nominations are also welcome.

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10 Oct

Last Call for Nominations to James Patterson’s Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program

Past recipients of Patterson grants are eligible for the 2018 bonuses, and booksellers are allowed to self-nominate.

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04 Oct

Sign Up for a 30-Minute Demo to Learn How to Navigate the New BookScan

NPD Book President Jonathan Stolper will demonstrate how to access and interpret the information provided to booksellers through the new NPD BookScan.

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03 Oct

More Than 30 Publishers Offering Specials for Indies First

Booksellers can take advantage of numerous specials that publishers and university presses are offering on a wide array of frontlist and backlist titles in celebration of Indies First on Small Business Saturday.

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03 Oct

Nomination Process Underway for 2019 ABA Board of Directors Election

Any ABA member may nominate a qualified candidate to stand for election to the ABA Board of Directors in 2019; self-nominations are also welcome.

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03 Oct

Sign Up Now for Special Programming at Winter Institute

Booksellers attending the 2019 Winter Institute are encouraged to sign up now for special education sessions and workshops.

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