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24 Oct

Last Call to Sign Up for Indies Introduce Special Publisher Terms

Booksellers must sign up by the end of the day today to take advantage of publisher offers on 10 adult and 10 kids’ titles chosen by booksellers as the top debuts of the upcoming publishing season.

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23 Oct

Don’t Forget to Check Out Publisher Deals on Winter/Spring 2020 Indies Introduce Titles

Stores that are new to Indies Introduce must complete the Indies Introduce sign-up form by Wednesday, October 30, in order to participate in the program.

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23 Oct

Remember to Encourage Colleagues to Sign Up for ABA’s Bookselling This Week

Make sure your co-workers stay in the loop by signing up for BTW. In the weeks and months to come, BTW will report on holiday sales, Winter Institute, new bookstore openings, industry news, and more!

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23 Oct

Be Ready to Register on October 29 for Special Events at Winter Institute

A range of special events and programming are taking place at the American Booksellers Association’s 15th annual Winter Institute in Baltimore, from bookstore tours to unique educational opportunities.

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22 Oct

Day Passes Available for Winter Institute 2020

In addition to regular education sessions, special events taking place on Friday, January 24, include a bookselling bootcamp, an employee manual workshop, and Baltimore-area bookstore tours.

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22 Oct

Get Customizable Marketing Materials for Small Business Saturday

Booksellers can visit American Express’ Shop Small Studio to access a variety of marketing materials to help business owners attract and engage with their customers for the November 30 event.

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21 Oct

Sign Up for ABA’s Upcoming Marketing, Technology Meetups

Next month’s Marketing Meetups will look at marketing budgets and Eventbrite, while the Technology Meetup will focus on task management and communication tools. All booksellers are welcome to join.

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16 Oct

Free BTW Classifieds Available to ABA Member Stores

BTW Classifieds are the perfect place for booksellers to place help wanted ads, advertise fixtures or stores for sale, and more.

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16 Oct

Application Deadline Approaches 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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16 Oct

Need to Restock the ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog? Extra Copies Available Now

Booksellers can supplement their catalog supplies with extra stock by placing an order via the 2019 online order form, while supplies last. 

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16 Oct

Reminder: Take Advantage of Publisher Deals on Winter/Spring 2020 Indies Introduce Titles

Stores that are new to Indies Introduce must complete the Indies Introduce sign-up form by Wednesday, October 30, in order to participate in the program.

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16 Oct

Check Out Publisher Special Offers on Tap for Indies First 2019

This year, ABA member booksellers can take advantage of a range of special offers from more than 50 publishers, including traditional publishers as well as nearly two dozen university presses.

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16 Oct

Apply Now for Scholarships to ABC Children’s Institute 2020 in Tucson

Booksellers at stores that did not have an ABC Children’s Institute scholarship winner in 2018 or 2019 can now apply for a scholarship to the 2020 Children’s Institute in Tucson, Arizona.

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16 Oct

Last Call: October 18 Deadline to Apply for 2019 James Patterson Holiday Bonuses

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

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16 Oct

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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