Events

19 Sep
Jason Reynolds and Ghost book cover

Jason Reynolds to Kick Off “Indie Bookstores Give Back on Small Business Saturday” Campaign at Miami Book Fair

Over the course of several days, Reynolds will participate in school presentations across Miami, where he will address 600 students, most from Title I schools.

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19 Sep

Winter Institute 14 Registration Now Full

Booksellers can fill out the registration form on BookWeb to add their names to the waitlist; booksellers will be notified on a first-come, first-served basis if spots become available for the event.

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19 Sep

Scholarship Application Process Opens for 2019 ABC Children’s Institute

Booksellers at stores that did not have an ABC Children’s Institute scholarship winner in 2017 or 2018 can now apply for a scholarship to the 2019 Children’s Institute in Pittsburgh.

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19 Sep

ABA Heads to New England, Pacific Northwest Trade Shows

Attending booksellers can participate in an education session on maximizing pre-order campaigns, meet one-on-one with IndieCommerce staff, and enter to win a Winter Institute scholarship.

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18 Sep

Publishers Offer Array of Specials for Indies First

ABA member stores can take advantage of more than 30 publisher specials on a wide array of frontlist and backlist titles in celebration of the sixth annual Indies First on November 24.

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17 Sep
12 Sep

American Booksellers Association Announces Lineup for 2019 Winter Institute

Winter Institute 14 will feature Margaret Atwood and Erin Morgenstern, Hanif Abdurraqib, Reshma Saujani, and Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, plus education sessions, networking events, author receptions, and more.

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07 Sep

Schedule a One-on-One With IndieCommerce Staff at the Fall Regional Trade Shows

At this fall’s regional trade shows, booksellers can sign up for one-on-one meetings with IndieCommerce staff to discuss the IndieCommerce and IndieLite e-commerce platforms.

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07 Sep

Mark Your Calendars: Fall Regional Show Education to Focus on Maximizing Pre-Order Campaigns

At each of the fall regional trade shows, ABA will present the new “Maximizing Pre-Order Campaigns” education session, where booksellers will learn how to work with publishers to take full advantage of pre-order opportunities.

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04 Sep

Politics & Prose Sells a Record 17,000+ Books at 2018 National Book Festival

On Saturday, September 1, D.C. indie bookstore Politics & Prose served as the official bookseller for the fifth year in a row at the Library of Congress National Book Festival.

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04 Sep

Ci6 Education: Planning and Executing Successful Large-Scale Events

Four booksellers discussed how they organize large-scale author events both in their stores and off-site, from selecting a venue to ticketing to communicating with staff, publicists, and attendees.

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04 Sep
Jason Reynolds

September 10 Deadline to Sign Up for “Indie Bookstores Give Back on Small Business Saturday”

Stores must sign up by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, September 10, to receive their free 24-copy carton of Ghost by Indies First spokesperson Jason Reynolds.

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03 Sep

SIBA Discovery Show to Feature ABA Education Session on Pre-Orders

The American Booksellers Association will present an education session “Maximizing Pre-Order Campaigns” at the September 13–15 SIBA Discovery Show in Tampa, Florida.

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03 Sep

Register Now for ABA’s Principles of Bookstore Finance Seminars

The American Booksellers Association will reprise its popular Principles of Bookstore Finance seminar with events scheduled at two of this year’s regional fall trade shows.

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03 Sep

Save the Date: ABA to Announce 2019 Winter Institute Schedule on September 12

Booksellers are encouraged to review the schedule when beginning to book travel. Registration for Winter Institute will open at 1:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, September 17.

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