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11 Sep

American Booksellers Association Debuts Program for 15th Annual Winter Institute

Booksellers should be ready to register for the event at 1:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, September 18, as it always sells out quickly.

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11 Sep

Disaster Preparedness: What Booksellers Should Know, Part II

In this second of a two-part story, Bookselling This Week discusses disaster best practices with bookseller Jill Hendrix of Fiction Addiction in Greenville, South Carolina. 

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10 Sep

Marketing Meetup Recap: Hummingbird E-Book Marketing

During the online conversation, Josh Mettee of Hummingbird Digital Media and Dave Lucey of Page 158 Books talked about the free e-book and audiobook retailing platform.

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10 Sep

Background Music: Looking at the Legality of Playing Music In-Store

David Brewster of Edmonds Bookshop in Edmonds, Washington, recently talked to BTW about music licensing and the legality of the use of background music in retail shops like independent bookstores.

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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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03 Sep

Disaster Preparedness: What Booksellers Should Know

In the first of a two-part story, Bookselling This Week discusses best practices with bookseller John Cavalier of Cavalier House Books in Denham Springs, Louisiana.

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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

Fall Regional Trade Shows to Kick Off September 13

Stop by the ABA booth to say hi to staff, learn about ABA programming, and drop a business card to get in the running for a Winter Institute scholarship.

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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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28 Aug

Bookseller Launches Teen Book Festival After Attending Ci7 Events University

“The big takeaway from Events University was that launching a festival is feasible, and it is possible to do it without an army,” said Gathering Volumes owner Denise Phillips.

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27 Aug

Bibliotech: Augmented Reality Games Driving Gamers Into Public Spaces

With similar audiences, gameplay, and book tie-ins, Pokémon Go, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, and Minecraft Earth offer retailers across the globe new opportunities to augment their bottom line.

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27 Aug

Learn How to Make the Most of Your ABA Membership

Booksellers are invited to join staff from ABA’s membership department at the fall trade shows to talk about the programs and resources the association provides to strengthen independent booksellers’ businesses.

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26 Aug

Marketing Meetup Recap: Holiday Marketing

Attendees heard from fellow booksellers about when they start planning for the holiday season, how they decide on which books and gifts to promote, and more.

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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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