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04 Sep

Reminder: Nominations Open for James Patterson’s Holiday Bookstore Bonus

Author James Patterson will select winners from bookstores across the U.S. to receive bonuses this holiday season. The grant application asks one question: “Why does this bookseller deserve a holiday bonus?” 

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04 Sep

Edelweiss Updates Process for Nominating Titles for the Indie Next List

Booksellers who do not use Edelweiss can still submit nominations to the Indie Next List on NetGalley and by filling out the nomination form on BookWeb.org.

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04 Sep

Indie Booksellers Name the 20 Indies Introduce Debut Titles for Winter/Spring 2020

Booksellers can sign up now to take advantage of special publisher offers on the 10 adult and 10 kids’ titles chosen by booksellers as the top debuts of the upcoming publishing season.

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04 Sep

ABA Heads to SIBA, NCIBA, SCIBA Trade Shows in September

Join ABA staff at this year’s shows, where ABA will present the new education session “Independent Bookstore Day: Celebrate With Success.”

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04 Sep

Application Process Ongoing for ABA’s Entrepreneurial Excellence Award

The award recognizes the achievements of booksellers whose ideas, creativity, and execution have improved store operations, fostered community relationships, inspired new efficiencies, and more. 

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04 Sep

Titles Announced for ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

Booksellers have until Friday, September 6, to order the full-color, 16-page consumer circular, which is slated to land in stores later this month.

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03 Sep

Applications Open for Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship for Emerging Bookseller-Activists

The annual scholarship program will send one bookseller to ABA’s Winter Institute and their region’s 2020 fall trade show, and provide a stipend to start a community outreach program.

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03 Sep

September Indie Next List to Deliver to More Than 547,000 Customers

The September Indie Next List e-newsletter, powered by Shelf Awareness, will be sent to more than 547,000 customers at 145 ABA member stores on Thursday, September 5. Booksellers can sign up now to join the growing program.

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28 Aug

Reminder: Application Period Open for ABA’s New Entrepreneurial Excellence Award

Monday, October 21, is the deadline to apply for the award, which recognizes and celebrates the achievements borne of booksellers’ creativity and ingenuity.

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28 Aug

Schedule a One-on-One Meeting With the IndieCommerce Team at the Fall Regional Trade Shows

At this fall’s regional trade shows, booksellers can sign up for one-on-one meetings with IndieCommerce staff to discuss the IndieCommerce and IndieLite e-commerce platforms.

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28 Aug

Submit Your Order for the ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

The full-color, 16-page consumer circular, which is slated to be in stores in September, features nearly 200 frontlist and backlist titles for children and teens, all suggested by ABA member booksellers.

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28 Aug

Mark Your Calendars for These Important Winter Institute Action Items

On September 11, the Winter Institute program will be announced; on September 18, registration will open; and on October 1, the hotel room block opens for accommodations.

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28 Aug

Sign Up for ABA’s Upcoming Marketing, Technology Meetups

The September 5 Marketing Meetup will look at Hummingbird e-book marketing, while the September 10 Technology Meetup will focus on hosting digital events. All booksellers are welcome to join.

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21 Aug

Winter Institute Registration to Open September 18

The countdown to Winter Institute registration is underway, and booksellers and publishers planning to attend should mark their calendars with these important dates.

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21 Aug

ABA’s August 22 Marketing Meetup to Focus on Holiday Marketing

Attendees will hear from fellow booksellers about when they start planning for the holiday shopping season, how they decide which books and gifts to promote, what platforms they use, and more.

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