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28 Aug

Learn About Maximizing Pre-Order Campaigns at the Fall Regional Shows

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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23 Aug

Meet With the IndieCommerce Team 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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30 Jul

Maximizing Pre-Order Campaigns to be the Focus of ABA Education at Fall Regional Shows

This fall, 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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30 Jul

Free ABA Membership Trial Offer Available at Fall Regional Trade Shows

Until November 1, non-member booksellers will have the chance to test-drive membership in the American Booksellers Association for free by signing up at one of the 2018 fall shows or on ABA’s website.

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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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05 Jul

Applications Open for SIBA’s 2018 Pat Conroy Scholarships

The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance is inviting booksellers to apply for a scholarship to attend the SIBA Discovery Show, courtesy of Penguin Random House.

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09 Mar

Spring Forums Coming Up in SCIBA, NCIBA, and PNBA Regions

The Spring Forums, featuring the ABA education session “A Year of Bookstore Profitability,” will be held March 16 in North Hollywood, California; March 18 in San Francisco; and March 19 in Seattle.

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06 Mar

AdventureKEEN Launches 2018 Indie Bookstore Campaign to Benefit Binc

Outdoor and regional publisher AdventureKEEN is rolling out the second year of its shop local program, which gives indie bookstores a rebate and provides a matching donation to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation.

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28 Feb

EUREKAsiba Talks Bring TED-Style Event to SIBA Booksellers

A new event hosted by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance featured creative talks by booksellers, authors, and industry professionals on topics from social media to branding to goal-setting.

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20 Feb

Larry Law Named GLIBA Executive Director

The Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Larry Law as the new executive director, effective March 1.

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16 Jan

Beth Ineson Named NEIBA Executive Director

Beth Ineson has more than 25 years of experience in the book business in New England and has been a supporter of independent bookstores in all of her roles.

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09 Jan

Heather Duncan Named MPIBA Executive Director

Heather Duncan, the former marketing and events director for Tattered Cover Book Store and the president of the MPIBA Board of Directors, will take the reins as executive director on January 22.

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08 Dec

GLIBA Executive Director Deb Leonard to Step Down

Deb Leonard, who has served as the executive director for the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association since 2010, is leaving the organization.

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21 Nov

Regional Bookseller Associations Revamp Holiday Catalogs

The nine regional bookseller associations have launched new initiatives and improvements for their 2017 holiday catalogs to increase distribution and bookseller participation and provide wider online access.

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13 Nov

MPIBA Executive Director Laura Ayrey Burnett to Step Down

Laura Ayrey Burnett, who has served as the executive director for the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association since 2010, is leaving to spend more time with her family.

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