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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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13 May

Registration Ongoing for Quidditch Match at Children’s Institute

Booksellers and publishers attending the seventh ABC Children’s Institute can register now to participate in the Ci7 Quidditch Match.

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13 May

Encourage Your Colleagues to Sign Up for Bookselling This Week

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

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13 May

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

This summer, Reader’s Digest is giving readers the chance to nominate any town, city, organization, or business across the country as the kindest, nicest place in the U.S.

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13 May

Reminder: 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.

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08 May

ABACUS-18 Financial Benchmarking Survey Underway

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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08 May

Last Call for 2019 Independent Business Survey Responses

ABA member bookstores must submit their responses for the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and the Advocates for Independent Business’ survey about business challenges by Wednesday, May 8.

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