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03 Dec

Nominations Sought for 2020 PW Bookstore, Sales Rep of the Year Awards

Booksellers, authors, publishers, distributors, and others with ties to the book industry are invited to submit nominations for Publishers Weekly’s Bookstore and Sales Rep of the Year awards by January 6, 2020.

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26 Nov

Sign Up Now for the IndieLite Seminar at Winter Institute

The seminar will cover content creation and management, order processing, making the most of your IndieLite website, and more.

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20 Nov

ABA Dues Renewal to Begin in December

For the upcoming membership year, the American Booksellers Association is inviting all member bookstores to renew their dues via an online form.

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20 Nov
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Sign Up to Meet With Publishers by Appointment

Booksellers can book an appointment to meet one-on-one with any of the 19 publishing companies taking part in this new Winter Institute program.

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20 Nov

Submit Now to be Featured in the Booksellers of America Social Media Campaign

Campaign stories use the hashtag #BooksellersofAmerica and appear on dedicated Instagram and Facebook pages that anyone can follow.

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12 Nov

In Advance of Indies First, ABA Resources Can Help Booksellers Promote the “Shop Local” Message

"I see it as critical to our long-term survival that our customers understand what’s going on, and that they buy into the value of helping sustain local stores by ‘voting’ with their book dollars," said Bookends and Beginnings owner Nina Barrett.

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11 Nov
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Sign Up for Publishers by Appointment at Winter Institute

Booksellers are encouraged to sign up for the new program, which allows booksellers to meet with participating publishers of their choice in 15-minute time slots.

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11 Nov

Winter Institute 2020 Day Passes Available

This new opportunity for booksellers unable to attend the entire conference grants access to the institute on Friday, January 24, as well as to the Author Reception on Thursday, January 23.

 
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08 Nov

ABA's Shelf-Talkers Feature and Bookstore Showcase Highlight Member Stores

The American Booksellers Association’s homepage includes a “Bookstore Showcase” section that highlights independent bookstore members, as well as a feature to show off the unique shelf-talkers sent in by member stores.

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08 Nov

Plans Changed for Winter Institute? Tell ABA by November 15 to Score a Refund

Booksellers whose plans have changed are asked to tell ABA; those who do so by this Friday will have their money refunded.

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08 Nov

Winter Institute Attendees: Sign Up Now for Special Events and Programs

Registration is open now for a range of special events, including bookstore tours, appointments with publishers, advanced education sessions, a bookselling boot camp, and more.

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05 Nov

This Indies First, Sign Up to Appear on the 2019 American Express Shop Small Map

American Express Card-accepting bookstores can sign in to their AmEx merchant account to learn more about how to get listed so that consumers can browse the Shop Small Map and find their store.

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05 Nov

2019 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Digital Catalog Available Now

Kenny Brechner of Devany, Doak and Garrett Booksellers in Farmington, Maine, said the ABC digital catalog is a “stellar means of online reach.”

 
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31 Oct

Winter Institute 2020 Attendees: Let ABA Know If Your Plans Have Changed

Registered booksellers whose plans have changed are asked to notify ABA as soon as possible so waiting booksellers can be offered a chance to attend.

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31 Oct

Sign Up Now for November Technology, Marketing Meetups

The next Marketing Meetup will look at marketing with Eventbrite, while the Technology Meetup will look at task management and staff communication tools.

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