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16 Oct
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Apply for ABA’s Entrepreneurial Excellence Award for a Chance to Win Free Admission to Winter Institute

ABA’s new award recognizes and celebrates the achievements of booksellers whose ideas, creativity, and execution have improved operations, fostered community relationships, created a more inclusive environment, increased sales, and more.

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09 Oct

Registration Opens October 29 for Special Events at Winter Institute

Events include an antitrust symposium, bookstore tours, bookseller boot camps, publisher meetings, and special educational sessions.

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09 Oct
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ABA Heads to MPIBA, NAIBA Trade Shows

Join ABA for the new education session “Independent Bookstore Day: Celebrate With Success,” which focuses on how indie bookstores can make the most of the national celebration of independent bookselling.

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09 Oct

“Booksellers of America” Invites ABA Members to Send in Photos for Social Media Campaign

The sign-up form asks participants to supply a photo and to reflect on their career in the bookselling industry, identify what they love about their jobs, and share significant or funny memories from their time in the business.

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09 Oct

Boost Your Quantities: Extra Stock Available of ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalogs

The catalog began shipping to stores on Monday, October 7. Booksellers can supplement their supplies with extra stock by placing an order via the 2019 online order form, while supplies last. 

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09 Oct
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Hear All About Audiobooks at ABA’s Upcoming Marketing Meetup

The meetup will look at selling and gifting audiobooks and the celebration of Libro.fm’s Real People Monday, also known as Cyber Monday. All booksellers are invited to join.

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04 Oct

Signup Underway to Join Exclusive Cover Reveal for Kacen Callender’s “Felix Ever After”

Felix Ever After, about a transgender boy grappling with identity and self-discovery while falling in love for the first time, will be published by Balzer + Bray in May 2020.

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02 Oct

Applications Due October 18 for James Patterson’s Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program

Patterson is pledging a personal contribution of $250,000 to independent bookstore employees, which will be granted in amounts of $500 to 500 individual booksellers. 

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02 Oct
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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
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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
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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
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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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