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27 Jun

James Patterson Honored at Children’s Institute

The author received a plaque in appreciation of his support of independent bookstores through his annual Holiday Bookstore Bonus program and other initiatives.

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19 Jun

One Week Left to Submit to the ABACUS Survey

“ABACUS not only helps me run my business better, but it also allows ABA to illustrate to our industry partners the economic realities of indie bookstore operations,” said ABA Board President Jamie Fiocco.

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18 Jun

July 8 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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12 Jun

Deadline Extended: Submit to ABACUS-18 by June 26

By filling out the ABACUS survey, booksellers will receive a full benchmarking report, a customized bookstore performance report, and a range of online tools that provide a variety of specific analyses.

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12 Jun

Snag Your Spot for Quidditch, Bookstore Tours at Children’s Institute

Booksellers and publishers are invited to take part in a quidditch match at Ci7, where they will be coached by Pittsburgh’s Steel City Quidditch Club. Registration for bookstore tours is still open as well.

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12 Jun

Taping Dates Available for #HarperCollinsLovesIndies Facebook Live Program

Participating stores will create a streaming Facebook Live video on a select Thursday that features store staff talking about titles they have been reading, loving, and recommending. 

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12 Jun

ABC Group Unveils 2019 Best Books for Young Readers Catalog Cover Art

An image from the picture book Babymoon (Candlewick), written by Hayley Barrett and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal, is featured on the cover of the 2019 catalog.

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11 Jun

NSA Highlights Danger of New Windows Bug BlueKeep

This bug is being used to infect systems with ransomware; it represents a critical security vulnerability to all Windows systems released in the past 18 years.

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03 Jun

June 12 Deadline Nears for ABACUS-18 Financial Benchmarking Survey

ABACUS is “as necessary to our business as a point of sale system, a website, or phone system,” said Len Vlahos of Tattered Cover Book Store.

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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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