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10 Jun

Watch ABA’s Annual Meeting and Town Hall

In addition to a video available to ABA bookstore members, a full report of the discussions held at the meeting will be published in Bookselling This Week on Wednesday, June 17. 

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10 Jun

Sign Up to Send the Indie Next List E-Newsletter to Your Customers

The June Indie Next List e-newsletter, featuring the month’s 20 titles with bookseller quotes in addition to a Q&A with the #1 pick, was sent to more than 670,956 customers at 171 ABA member stores.

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09 Jun

Send Your Customers ABA’s Summer Reading Group Guide E-newsletter

Booksellers can sign up to send a series of e-newsletters to customers, with each email featuring a selection of titles by genre. The next crop: coming of age, family ties, and young adult titles.

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03 Jun
Save the date: ABA Town Hall & Annual Meeting June 11

Submit Topics Now for the June 11 ABA Town Hall

Booksellers can submit Town Hall questions or comments ahead of time at townhall@bookweb.org. During the meeting, questions will be invited through the meeting’s Q&A interface.

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01 Jun

Booksellers Invited to Submit Titles for Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

The catalog will feature frontlist titles published in the year 2020, but will not include holiday books so that the catalog may be used year-round.

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27 May

Publishers Invited to Submit Titles, Cover Image for Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

Amidst the COVID-19 health crisis, the ABC Children’s Group has opted to produce this year’s catalog as a digital version, which will be available for stores to download in October. 

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26 May
Save the date: ABA Town Hall & Annual Meeting June 11

Join the ABA Annual Meeting and Town Hall on June 11

Booksellers will be emailed a link to join the presentation; publishers will have the opportunity to watch the event via livestream.

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20 May

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

For 2020, Readers Digest is inviting people to recognize those in their lives who have stood up against COVID-19 as part of Nicest Places in America 2020: United in Kindness.

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20 May
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ABA Summer Reading Program Invites Kids to Fill Out Reading Journal

This summer, the ABC Children’s Group is encouraging bookstores to share a reading journal that gives young customers the chance to slow down and explore their love of reading.

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20 May
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Sign Up to Take Advantage of Special Offers on 20 Indies Introduce Debut Titles

The Summer/Fall 2020 Indies Introduce program features titles for adults, young adults, and middle grade readers, all publishing between June and October 2020.

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20 May
Save the date: ABA Town Hall & Annual Meeting June 11

Virtual ABA Annual Meeting and Town Hall to be Held June 11

The Annual Meeting will take place at 2:00 p.m. ET with the Town Hall immediately following at 3:00 p.m. ET. ABA will provide details about the digital platform in the coming weeks.

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20 May

Magnolia Pictures Invites Booksellers to Bring the Cinema to Their Stores

Bookstore customers can watch literary-themed documentaries online, with a portion of proceeds going back to the hosting bookstore.

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20 May

Sign Up for Book Group Speed Dating

On Friday, May 29, ReadingGroupGuides.com will host a virtual version of its annual Book Group Speed Dating Event, which typically takes place during BookExpo.

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19 May

ABA Offering Digital Reading Group Guide E-newsletter for Summer

Booksellers can sign up to send a series of four e-newsletters to customers, with each email featuring a selection of titles by genre, from dazzling debuts to historical fiction, from YA to nonfiction, and more.

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13 May
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Step by Step: New Ways to Report Sales to New York Times, Indie Bestseller Lists

These instructions are ideal for booksellers who have never reported to one or both of the lists; for booksellers who have never reported specifically their online sales to one or both lists; or for booksellers looking for a more streamlined process than what they are currently using.

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