Finances - Bookstore

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13 May
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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
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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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26 Mar

Attention Booksellers: Majority of ABA Membership Dues Are Tax-Deductible

Ninety-four percent of ABA membership dues are deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses; the rest are not tax-deductible.

 
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12 Feb

Wi14 Education: Industry Trends and Analytics

The recent panel featured Michael Becher of Industry Insights, the company that assists ABA in compiling the ABACUS report; Brian O’Leary of the Book Industry Study Group; and Allison Risbridger of NPD Group. 

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05 Feb

Wi14 Education: Your Landlord, Your Business Partner

Bookseller panelists discussed best practices for improving landlord relationships, tips for turning a landlord into an advocate for local small businesses, and strategies for lease negotiations.

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13 Nov

Learn About “The Principles of Bookstore Finance” Now

Booksellers who attended any of ABA’s finance seminars or accessed the presentation online are asked to let us know if they have successfully put any of the session’s tips or tricks into practice.

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02 Nov

Join ABA’s Marketing Meetups to Talk Strategy With Fellow Booksellers

Recent topics covered include subscription services, loyalty programs, and social media. The November 8 roundtable discussion will focus on co-op, followed by audiobooks on November 29.

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30 Oct

Sign Up for November 8 Virtual Marketing Roundtable on Co-op

During the video conference, indie bookseller experts will discuss how they take advantage of publishers’ co-op funds for advertising and promotions.

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29 Oct

Visit BookWeb to Learn About the “Principles of Bookstore Finance”

Booksellers who missed out on ABA’s educational finance seminar at the Heartland and Mountains & Plains regional trade shows can now see the presentation on BookWeb.

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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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19 Jul

Register for ABA’s Upcoming 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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17 Jul

ABA to Offer Two Bookstore Finance Seminars This Fall

This October, the American Booksellers Association will bring its popular Principles of Bookstore Finance seminar to Minneapolis and Denver. Booksellers from all regions are invited to attend.

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06 Jul
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ABA President Robert Sindelar Urges Booksellers to Submit to ABACUS Today

“I am not exaggerating when I say that ABACUS provides unparalleled bookstore financial information — and that it makes this data relevant and actionable to your business,” said Sindelar.

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27 Jun

New Law Frees Smaller Banks From Strict Federal Regulations

The bipartisan Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, signed into law last month, rolls back some of the strict regulations on banks established by the 2010 Dodd-Frank law.

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25 Jun
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ABACUS Survey Submissions Due July 13

With the deadline for submissions to the ABACUS survey extended to July 13, booksellers have a couple more weeks to submit their data for the annual financial independent bookstore survey.

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