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03 Jun

June Indie Next List e-Newsletter to Deliver to More Than 538,000 Customers

The June Indie Next List e-newsletter, powered by Shelf Awareness, will be sent to more than 538,000 customers at 141 ABA member stores on Thursday, June 6.

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03 Jun

Deadline Extended: Apply for a Scholarship to Winter Institute 2020 by July 1

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

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03 Jun

Summer/Fall 2019 Indies Introduce Signup Ends June 7

This year, publishers are once again offering specials on titles chosen for the Summer/Fall 2019 Indies Introduce program.

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30 May

Fill Out Your ABACUS-18 Financial Benchmarking Survey by June 12

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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30 May

Sign-Ups Continue for 2019 #HarperCollinsLovesIndies Facebook Live Program

The publisher has also created a new hashtag, #TheHandSellLive, for the 2019 campaign, which booksellers can use to tag their videos on Facebook and when reposting them to other social media platforms.

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30 May

June 10 Application Deadline for Scholarships to Winter Institute 2020

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

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24 May

ABA Survey to Help Publishers Develop Indie-Focused Pre-Order Campaigns

The purpose of the survey is to gather information from booksellers that will help publishers and authors develop new campaigns that direct pre-order sales to indie bookstores.

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22 May

Take Note: 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 and key information for strategic planning.

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22 May

An Overview of ABA’s Programming at BookExpo

Booksellers can visit BookWeb.org to see the entire schedule of ABA programming at BookExpo.

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20 May

Action Item: Sign Up for Summer/Fall 2019 Indies Introduce Program

This year, publishers are once again offering specials on titles chosen for the Summer/Fall 2019 Indies Introduce program, and select authors will appear at this year's BookExpo trade show.

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16 May

Nominations Sought for 2019 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

Booksellers are invited to submit their recommendations for children’s books to be featured in the 2019 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog.

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15 May

Sign Up for May 23 Marketing Meetup: “Hosting Community Writing Contests/Creating Original Content”

This is the second in a series of three Marketing Meetups focusing on topics related to IngramSpark, the print-on-demand book publishing service and e-book distribution tool.

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15 May

Make an Advocacy Appointment for BookExpo 2019

Booksellers attending BookExpo this month are invited to schedule a time to talk at the show with David Grogan, ABA’s director of ABFE, advocacy, and public policy.
 
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15 May

Opt-In to Receive a Banned Books Week Kit

Banned Books Week promotion kits are now available to order via a form on BookWeb. This year’s theme is “Censorship Leaves Us in the Dark. Keep the Light On!” 
 
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13 May

Get Your Tickets by May 22 for ABC/CBC Speed Dating Tea at BookExpo

Nearly a dozen children’s book authors will pitch their new projects as members of the ABC Children’s Group at ABA and friends of CBC enjoy a lively tea.

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