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19 May

ABA Offering Digital Reading Group Guide E-newsletter for Summer

Booksellers can sign up to send a series of four e-newsletters to customers, with each email featuring a selection of titles by genre, from dazzling debuts to historical fiction, from YA to nonfiction, and more.

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13 May
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Step by Step: New Ways to Report Sales to New York Times, Indie Bestseller Lists

These instructions are ideal for booksellers who have never reported to one or both of the lists; for booksellers who have never reported specifically their online sales to one or both lists; or for booksellers looking for a more streamlined process than what they are currently using.

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13 May

Sign Up to Send the Indie Next List E-Newsletter to Your Customers

The May Indie Next List e-newsletter, featuring the month’s 20 titles with bookseller quotes in addition to a Q&A with the #1 pick, was sent to more than 635,000 customers at 159 ABA member stores.

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13 May
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Indie Booksellers Name the 20 Indies Introduce Debut Titles for Summer/Fall 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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12 May

Save the Date: ABA Virtual Annual Meeting and Town Hall Set for June 11

The Annual Meeting will take place at 2:00 p.m. ET with the Town Hall immediately following at 3:00 p.m. ET. ABA will provide details about the digital platform in the coming weeks.

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12 May

2020 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog to Go Digital

Amidst the COVID-19 health crisis, the ABC Children’s Group has opted to produce this year’s catalog as a digital version, which will be available for stores to download in October. 

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29 Apr

Talk to Great American About Business Interruption Insurance

Booksellers with questions about their policy and the current pandemic can contact Great American’s claims department to discuss potential business interruption coverage.

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29 Apr
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Join Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi for a Virtual Book Club in May

The book club will meet each Wednesday in May to discuss Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped From the Beginning.

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29 Apr
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ABA Launches “Give Me Summer, Give Me Books!”

This summer, instead of a reading challenge, the ABC Children’s Group is inviting bookstores to share a reading journal that gives young customers the chance to slow down and explore their love of reading.

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29 Apr
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Last Call to Vote in ABA Board Election

Ballots are due on April 30. Election results will be announced in May in Bookselling This Week

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29 Apr

Shop With W.G. Ellerkamp Co. for Shopping Bags, Gift Card Holders, and More

The company’s 2020–2021 catalog features a range of items that booksellers are using to package books for shipping, curbside pickup, and local delivery.

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21 Apr
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#VirtualBookstoreParty Kicks Off

Through April 25, the original date for the celebration of Independent Bookstore Day, booksellers are holding contests, creating book lists, and promoting the indie message.

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15 Apr
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Independent Bookstore Day Postponed but Celebrating Virtually This Month

IBD will be doing a social media push about indie bookstores starting on April 19 and ending on the original celebration date of April 25.

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15 Apr
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Vote Now in the ABA Board Election

On April 1, all main store members received an email with links to the ballot and biographical information on each of the candidates.

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